Motorola Moto G sequel to offer larger screen, 8MP rear camera?

Motorola Moto G sequel to offer larger screen, 8MP rear camera?
The sequel to the Motorola Moto G could be called the Motorola Moto G +1, or the Motorola Moto G2. Whatever the name, it is expected to carry the model number of XT1063. That device just paid a visit to the GFX benchmark site, which allows us to take away some information about the handset, including the larger screen size on the sequel.

According to the benchmarking site, the XT1063 features a 5 inch screen, with resolution of 720 x 1280. That compares with the 4.5 inch screen found on the current Moto G. The silicon under the hood remains the same, which means that we will see the same quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU, along with the Adreno 305 GPU, under the hood. 1GB of RAM remains on board along with 8GB of native storage.

The rear-camera will thankfully get a bump from 5MP to 8MP. The device will also feature a 2MP front-facing snapper, and will come with Android 4.4.4 pre-installed. Of course, this is all speculation for now, until Motorola makes it official. Outside of the improvement to the camera, the only difference with the sequel is the increase in screen size. But is that really an upgrade? Consider that thanks to the law of mathematics, the 329ppi pixel density on the Moto G will be lower, thanks to the 5 inch glass on the new model.

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1. Scarambay unregistered

MicroSD slot or GTFO.

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Yes sd card slot is a must. Also they should price it right in markets like India where Xiaomi rising with their mi3(i mean snapdragon 800 @rupeers 14990INR). Also make it available on most major online stores.

10. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

and also make it available to local retailers...

14. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Ohhh YESSS.. Many in my country(INDIA) still don't trust online shopping.

25. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

What I don't understand is there is already SD 400 CPUs that run at 1.7ghz with an adreno 306 GPU. So why not go with a faster clocked version of the SD CPU. They should try to put the SD 410 in the next version of the moto G. This way it will also be ready with a 64bit CPU.

35. SauravDas90

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

with just 1 gb RAM? using 64 bit architecture requires higher Ram

22. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Moto G LTE already have a MicroSD , it would be an epic fail if they remove it from the G2

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

yes SD CARD MOTO G. no one can't do anything with only 8GB

30. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Said no normal user ever. My gf if more than fine with moto g 8gb, same goes for 4 other people I know who happen to be very simple users, like most of people are.

32. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Most simple users also add apps, and if you haven't noticed, many apps are taking more space on phones then they were in years past, especially games. There are many games that are 1GB and higher. Take away the space for the OS and you have enough space left for 4 of those, maybe even less if the game is over 1GB. As phone tech progresses, OS and apps are going to get larger and larger. Why limit these devices? If you gf doesn't use the SD card slot she doesn't have to, but it may be a problem for others.

16. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Also make it a 4.7 in screen and give it a SD410,

2. Clashy unregistered

Should I reconsider buying Moto G or not? I want to buy budget phone lower than $280. :(

3. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

They are excellent. Buy one anyway. If this leak is right the sequel won't really be an upgrade to the original it'll just be a little larger.

7. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I was expecting a slight better CPU . May be snapdragon600 :). Did Qualcomm killed snap600 off???? There is not much devices runs it.

23. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

nope they have 410 and 610 ready now but manufacturers won't be giving 610 in this price range any time soon... atleast they should have gone with 410

12. Clashy unregistered

Would it be worthy of using it for 2 years? I usually change phone after 2 years.

15. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Don't know about 2 years. But it is promised to get android L update.

20. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Get the current Moto G LTE version. It's an amazing little device that works great...

5. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Come on Moto.... At least get a SD600 in there...

13. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

S600 is no longer maintained, at least in the upcoming msm-3.10 kernel that is scheduled to roll out with 'L' on supported SoCs (S200, 400, 800 and 805). Qualcomm is intentionally deprecating old SoCs premateurly, reason for which no new devices are shipping with S600 or even the discontinued S4 series. It makes no sense for Motorola to use it.

27. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

WTH, so they are screwing over all the people who bought a Galaxy S4 or any other Q1 2013 flagship? F*** Qualcomm and their stupid monopoly

29. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Those SoCs were discontinued but devices using them will still receive Android updates as long as their respective manufacturer still supports them. The downside is that they won't receive kernel 3.10 or any sort of new low level improvements, they'll thus remain stuck on the kernel 3.4 branch which will itself be withdrawn from support in October, i.e no security vulnerabilities/exploits or fixes will be issues for this LTS release. This essentially means that any devices running kernel 3.4 will be vulnerable. After all, it's not like Qualcomm ever cared about their older SoCs or even their slightly older Adreno 2xx lineup which was also discontinued. They're only targeting S805/Adreno 4xx onwards as far as API and feature-support is concerned. For instance, none of the Adreno 3xx series will even support OpenGL ES3.1 or Android Extension Pack (which is essentially an implementation of OpenGL 4.x), both of which will land in Android 'L'. This is due to architectural/shader limitations and the lack of hardware tessellation in current Adreno GPUs; according to Qualcomm hardware tessellation is only specific to Adreno 4xx series onwards. tl;dr,devices such as the Nexus 5 or anything using the S800/801 won't be able to benefit from bull-blown OpenGL 4.x support or AEP nor will devices with older GPUs such as the Mali-4xx with ES2.0, this includes all those midrange MediaTek devices and even the newly launched Galaxy S5 Mini.

8. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

yeah whr is snapdragon 600?

9. salaal

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

At least bump up the CPU speed to 1.6GHz and add 1.5GB ram so that it can be worthy of carrying the Moto G2 name.

11. Totse2k15

Posts: 479; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

If true, I'll pass. Hardly a good specs upgrade. Yes, it needs microSD too.

17. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

If it doesn't move to an A53 based SoC then it will just be too slow.

18. salaal

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

Snapdragon 410/1.5GB ram 5" display 8MP/2MP camera water resistant 200$ and I am in

19. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

Agreed. It needs at least a processor bump and also be in the same price range in order for it to be a significant upgrade.

21. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

If these are the actual specs I'd probably buy the original Moto G, since it fits so nicely in the hand. A 5-inch screen would destroy that...

24. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I personally feel for the G line it should stay under 5 inches for the display.

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