Motorola Moto G sequel to offer larger screen, 8MP rear camera?
posted by Alan F. / Aug 05, 2014, 11:12 AM
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.
Thanks for the tip!
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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.
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 11:44 AM 6
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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.
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 2:34 PM 1
yes SD CARD MOTO G. no one can't do anything with only 8GB
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 11:47 AM 0
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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.
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 6:44 PM 0
Should I reconsider buying Moto G or not? I want to buy budget phone lower than $280. :(
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 11:26 AM 0
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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.
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 11:34 AM 0
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Come on Moto.... At least get a SD600 in there...
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 11:45 AM 0
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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.
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 12:03 PM 0
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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.
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 4:10 PM 0
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Snapdragon 410/1.5GB ram 5" display 8MP/2MP camera water resistant 200$ and I am in
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 1:13 PM 1
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