And here's a photo of the Motorola Moto G2 retail box

The Motorola Moto G2 in its retail box

The Motorola Moto G2 in its retail box

There's a Motorola event scheduled for September 4, and we're pretty sure that a successor to the hugely-popular Moto G smartphone will be announced there, along with a handful of other gadgets. Need further proof? Well, how about a photo of the Motorola Moto G2, as the phone will probably be called, in its retail packaging? 

The image, which just surfaced on the internet, seems to confirm that retailers are receiving the first batches of the new smartphone. In fact, the photo allegedly comes from the warehouse of Flipkart – one of India's largest online stores. This leads us to believe that the Motorola Moto G2 will be released really soon after its official unveiling, possibly by September 10

Price-wise, we're expecting the Moto G2 to be about as affordable as its predecessor. For those needing a refresher, last year's Moto G retailed for as low as $179 at launch, and that without a need for a long-term carrier contract. As far as specs go, the Moto G2 will stand in the mid-range category, with a 5-inch, 720 by 1280-pixel display, an 8MP camera, a Snapdragon 400 SoC and 1GB of RAM. You'll get 8 or 16 GB of on-board storage and the option to expand this with a microSD card. Also, removable backs of various colors will be made available, although the battery will still not be user-replaceable. 

So stay tuned for our coverage of Motorola's September 4 event, when we'll learn all there is to know about the Motorola Moto G2. Until then, here's a bunch of leaked photos exposing the phone from various angles.


source: Akshat Mittal (Google+) via Gimmick Mag

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23 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

It's the same name Moto G on the box.

4. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

It seems it's gonna be simply called the new Moto G, like the new Moto X.

10. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

No. It going to be called the Moto G. No new. This is great news!

19. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Looks like Moto Q to me...

2. rocksy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 06, 2014

Bgr India reported that Moto G successor will be called also moto g

3. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Its okay for that price and micro sd card addition is great. But screen size should have been better if it were 4.7 inch screen.

7. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Come on! This is a "midrange" phone going for around $200? Are you expecting a 1080p display? The rumored iPhone will not even have a full 1080p display and is rumored to stay at 1GB and will retail for over $650.

8. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

rumor is around 250$

12. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Cool bro...... I know this is a mid phone, i know it doesn't come with 1080p. I said it is okay for its price if not best. I mean there is manufactures like xiaomi who offer more bang for bucks. And i own a moto g, which is not much of a downgrade compared to this (except this one has a sd slot) so no need to upgrade for me. and iPhone is said to be coming with bugger screen and higher resolution than iPhone 5s also it is supposed to come with more than 1gb ram (pa published a news about it ) and iPhone has nothing to do with moto G Just compare it with its predecessor.

17. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

You say iPhone like it was brought up. Then you say the specs as if it needs a 1080p and 2GB of RAM to be a strong product. I have a Moto X and I can assure you that my 720p screen is more than adequate for crap I can't even discern with my naked eye. Use an iPhone and tell me where the performance suffers against the likes of other Android flagships. Be a little objective before you post like a fanboy. Now, the new Moto G is not a mid-range phone. It will have a nice screen with decent battery life and that is about it. Mid-range phones don't have an SD400 tossed in like the last model and call it a day. The 400 with 1GB of RAM doesn't even ensure smooth operation with vanilla Android, being I bought my girlfriend the Moto G and saw this right away. Now we are going to toss on an even bigger screen and pray to the heavens that it doesn't weigh exponentially more than the already heavy Moto G. Don't even get me started about the camera. 8MP won't do a damn thing if it is a crap sensor with crap programming, which I found on the 5MP shooter on the existing G. My Galaxy Victory of old was way better with a 5MP shooter for god sakes! I'll wait for reviews, but I will not call it mid-range. There are way to many other OEM's out there doing more for the same amount of money. Better chips, better cameras, and better weight.

18. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

You're complaining that it's too heavy and that the UI isn't smooth? I own this phone and it feels fine to me. There is an occasional glitch or bug here and there, but that is a bug that can be fixed via update. Mine is not laggy at all. The camera is actually one of my favorite features. Everyone gives me props for it especially with HDR turned on.

21. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

I am. It weighs as much as a Galaxy S5 with half the screen real estate and kit inside. The smoothness of it is inconsistent especially when running apps as simple as Words With Friends and to say the camera is one of your favorites is great for you, but I am far from alone in my opinion of it. It is far too grainy regardless of whether HDR is on. There are LG budget models with 5MP shooters providing much better clarity. Updates haven't repaired that particular issue. The exposure of the pictures looks a lot like my Blackberry Curve 9350 that I had. I'm sorry, but that has been my experience with it. They could have done better at the budget price point.

5. rocksy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 06, 2014

According to Zauba around 70000 16GB version of Black coloured Moto G XT1068 aka Moto G2(?) shipped to India. price is 10640 INR(175 USD) same as its older version

9. LoveHater

Posts: 231; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

that are imported price .. Retail price will be 13999 rs ,,, acc to flipkart representative

6. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Think these are great other than the thickness

11. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Hey phonearena, where is the damn Moto event countdown??!?!

13. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

It's a midrange, beneath average phone, not a highend.

14. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

lol, Moto X+1 is a high end flagship! and the moto 360 is a premium wearable. Even if it were a low end phone, that's not an excuse for absence in count down.

15. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Agree, but S400, is beneath average. 720P is still great. 1Gb Ram, is useless.

16. TouchWiZSucks

Posts: 53; Member since: May 12, 2014

PA is only streaming events from IFA while motorola is holding it's own event

20. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

They ruined it by making the screen 5-inches. That decreases the pixel density noticeable. I'm disappointed...

22. toplintag

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

Would be better if it's of 4.7", like its predecessor for it to be handy. well IMO

23. antmiu2

Posts: 548; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

5 inch screen with 720p res equals to 293.72 PPI.. Still great for a mid range.. If there's one priced at $199.99 I'm throwing my money at it! (for my gf because I got the OnePlus One)

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