Alleged image and specs of the second generation Motorola Moto G leak out

Spanish website Mellando no Android claims to have an insider scoop on the upcoming Moto G refresh, or the second generation Moto G, as the folks behind the publication refer to it.

As you can see for yourselves, if legit, the Moto G refresh is due for a design language convergence with the Moto E, and will tout similar, front-facing speaker and earpiece, though that second one is considerably wider in comparison. Specs have also been provided, however, if true, those would mean that the second generation Moto G will fail to differentiate itself in a big way from its predecessor. Said otherwise, the specs that the folks behind the leak claim to be able to confirm are literally identical to the ones already found on the existing Moto G (exception: better camera) -- a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor with an Adreno 305 GPU, a 720p resolution screen, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and support for two SIM cards.

As always, folks, keep in mind that this information cannot be confirmed at this point, and it could be that things change by the time the new Moto G hits the streets. That said, we'll continue keeping tabs on Motorola, as it's quite obvious that things are brewing over at Lenovo's new asset.

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Moto G
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 2070 mAh

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19 Comments

1. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

At least make it snapdragon 600 and expandable memory. It's already a good buy.

5. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

if not snapdragon 600 at least a snapdragon 410 should be there ... if it comes with a snapdragon 400 this phone is sure to doom as Asus and xiaomi providing much better VFM than moto .. 410 is almost already out in samsung , lenovo , huawei phones ...

9. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Remember that it's an entry level phone!!! Many of us don't consider this, since its specs are so good for the price, but we can't ask for a mid range phone for the price of an entry level, and the inclusion of an 8mp camera solves the major problem of the Moto G. Consider that the LG G3 Mini, which has just been released, has the same chipset of the Moto G and similar specs, but it costs eur 350!!!

10. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

i think you haven't looked asus Zenfone 5 it has an intel dual core Z2560 processor ( much much better than snapdragon 400 ) Powervr 544 mp2 GPU ( much better than adreno 305 ) 2 gb ram 5 inch 720p display awesome 8mp camera capable of great low light photography in this budget Expandable memory it has a weak battery though and it is priced for 166 $ only while moto G 16 gb costs 233 $ here..

14. avyfa

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Lol, intel still have problems with compatibility and powervr still worse than adreno and mali.

15. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

PowerVR is "still worse than Adreno and Mali"? One, Mali is nothing special, it is just reference ARM design. It's as vanilla as can be, and it has never really been in the conversation with Imagination's PowerVR GPUs. Two, Qualcomm is chasing PowerVR performance with the Adreno, generation after generation, not the other way around.

17. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

and here is comparison in between adreno 305 vs powervr of intel http://gfxbench.com/compare.jsp?benchmark=gfx30&D1=Asus+Fonepad+7+ME372CG+%28K00E%29&os1=Android&api1=gl&D2=Motorola+Moto+G+%28XT1008%2C+XT1028%2C+XT1031%2C+XT1032%2C+XT1033%2C+XT1034%2C+XT1039%29&cols=2 check 1080p offscreen benchmark 5.5 fps - moto g 7.3 fps - zenfone 5 30 % better not that great of difference but when it comes to cpu it kicks ass of sd 400.. compatibility could be an issue but all major and bigger apps are all compatible which most people use anyway..

2. santy

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

It is easy - Make the current Moto X the next gen Moto G.

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Moto X like Design please :)

4. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Specs being same is not problem, bt price should be same along with expandable memory slot.

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yup. I am using Moto G right now. The only problem I have with are camera and RAM. Updating camera would make this phone nearly perfect, no need for spec bump. Although 1.5 GB is missing

7. salaal

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

Give us a snapdragon 410 1.4GHz processor 1.5GB ram LTE and 8MP camera and price it for 16GB 200$. Also consider making a 32GB model for 230$.

18. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

more likely 32GB for $300

8. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

I like this design more than X, well this one has the Moto logo on the front ^_^

11. Trolloftheyear

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 16, 2014

Bring with SD410 or SD610.

12. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Snapdragon 400 would result in a device that is outdated by the time it fully spreads around the world, if they launch it today it gets a couple of months before it will need drastic price cuts.

13. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

DAMN LEAKS! Just when I was about to go and get a Moto G, suddenly they leak the next one! I can't possibly buy now. I like those grilles in the front from the Moto E - and 8MP camera. Looks like I'll be waiting another few month.

16. tuba_tim

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

If they want to update this phone. they at least need to give it a Snapdragon 600, an Adreno 320 and 2GB of RAM. Any thing less would be obsolete by the time it was released and sales started. The camera could stay at 5MP but could get a bump to 8MP. The Moto X's active display feature would be nice, but not necessary.

19. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

I like the front speaker design. I would buy it if it had these specs: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad Core 64 Bit or Snapdragon 615 Octa Core 64 Bit 1.5-3GB of RAM MicroSD up to 128GB 5-20.7MP Camera If I could get these specs, I would definitely buy it.

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