More Moto G6, Plus and Play specs leak out, along with their prices

Info about Motorola's upcoming phones is leaking from all sides these days, indicating that Moto may launch a G6, G6 Play and G6 Plus very soon, likely at the Mobile World Congress at the end of February. The three devices will purportedly have a brand new glass-and-metal design, similar to that of last year's Moto X4.

While the design already leaked out, in a beautiful, trendy 18:9 screen format, the specs have been the subject of speculation for a good month now, with just one piece of info trickling down the rumor pipe. Until today, that is, when we reiterate most there is to learn about the number-crunching silicon inside the phones, their screen resolutions and battery configs, but, perhaps most importantly, the expected pricing tags.

The leader of the new Moto pack is the G6 Plus, buzzing in with an upper midrange Snapdragon 630 chipset, Full HD+ display, and having a decent 3,250 mAh battery to keep the lights on. This one should go for the equivalent of $265, very good pricing. 

  • 5.93-inch Full HD screen, 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chip
  • 12MP+5MP rear camera, 16MP front camera
  • Models with up to 6GB RAM + 64GB storage

If you need an exorbitant endurance on a charge, the Moto G6 Play will have you covered with a 4,000 mAh pack, frugal Snapdragon 430 processor, and HD+ screen res, so we can see this puppy hit 2-3 days on a charge with above average usage easily. It will also be only about $190, making it a perfect backup travel companion.

  • 5.7-inch HD screen, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Fingerprint embedded in Moto logo on the back
  • 3 color versions: Dark Charcoal, Deep Blue and Gold
  • Single rear camera, front camera with LED flash

For a few tens more, you could have the Moto G6, upgraded with a Snapdragon 450 and Full HD+ display, but a 3,000 mAh battery. That middle-of-the-road one is supposed to land at the equivalent of $235, or just about $30 less than the better-equipped G6 Plus, so we'll see which one will prove to be more popular. 

  • 5.7-inch Full HD screen, 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chip
  • 12MP+5MP rear camera, 16MP front camera
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB + 64GB storage models
  • 3,000 mAh battery

We are going to the MWC expo next week, and will keep our eyes peeled for any and all of the new Motorola trio's members to give you a preview.

source: @HeyAndri via GSMArena



1. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1485; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Great phones for a great price, still a big fan of my G5 Plus.

2. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

I can't say for sure until the full specs come out, but atm they look a little too thin. I’ve never liked the industry trend of making phones thinner just because they can, especially when it makes the battery capacity lower. Obviously you don’t want a really thick phone but phone’s reached a good level of thiness a few years ago.

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7610; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

One with a 4000 mha battery, and another with a 3000 mha battery, and then you say it's too thin at $265 and $235 for starting prices. Did you even notice the dual cameras on the back of these smartphones and a 16 mp selfie camera?

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1260; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Moto g6 plus at $265 is a very good deal.

5. Acdc1a

Posts: 477; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

The G6 plus could possibly be a good upgrade from my X4. Can't wait to see what the X5 brings.

6. fyah_king unregistered

Why are the bezels so big for 18:9?lol

7. Acdc1a

Posts: 477; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Moto doesn't want to give up on their design language.

9. collin3000

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Because considering the price to features ratio on a US phone they've gotta make at least a couple compromises. In this case its bezels (and likely update support)


Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

The most interesting design interestingly is the Moto G6 Play.

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