Full Moto G7 lineup spec leak points towards some disappointments

Full Moto G7 lineup spec leak points towards some disappointments
The Motorola Moto G6 Plus

Just hours after Motorola confirmed the Moto G7’s announcement date, a new leak has detailed each next-gen device in full and it’s fair to say certain aspects may disappoint.

The Motorola Moto G7 & G7 Plus


Looking at the range-topping Moto G7 Plus, a number of leaks have previously pointed towards the presence of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 on the inside. According to this latest piece of information, though, the smartphone will actually feature the Snapdragon 636 instead.

This chip isn’t as fast as the former but it does still represent an upgrade over last year’s Snapdragon 630. Moreover, it puts the device on par with both the Motorola One Power and Nokia 7.1 in terms of speed.

Aside from this processor, the alleged spec sheet also lists a respectable 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. This should be paired with a 3,000mAh battery complete with fast charging support, a large 6.24-inch FHD+ (2270×1080p) display, and Android 9 Pie straight out of the box.

The Moto G7 Plus' setup will seemingly be completed by a 12-megapixel selfie camera and a 16-megapixel sensor on the rear, the latter of which will be accompanied by a 5-megapixel alternative that should improve background blur.

Moving on to the regular Moto G7, its leaked spec sheet points towards the exact same display, battery capacity, and storage configuration. Contrary to rumors and unlike the G7 Plus, though, the whole setup is listed alongside the weaker Snapdragon 632 – the Nokia 6.2 is expected to use this same chipset.

Similarly, while the secondary 5-megapixel camera remains the same on the rear, the other has been downgraded to a 12-megapixel sensor – the digital zoom quality won’t be quite as good. The selfie camera has also been replaced with an 8-megapixel variant.

The Motorola Moto G7 Power & G7 Play


Looking towards the low-end of Motorola’s Moto G7 series we find the Moto G7 Power and Moto G7 Play. Just like the regular Moto G7, both of these will allegedly feature the Snapdragon 632 on the inside. However, there are a few key differences which should be reflected in Motorola’s pricing.

In the case of the Moto G7 Power, consumers can expect a 6.2-inch notched display paired with an 8-megapixel selfie snapper and a 12-megapixel rear camera – the secondary sensor appears to have been removed. 

Internally, just 32GB of storage is listed alongside 3GB of RAM, both of which are coupled with a massive 5,000mAh battery and Android 9 Pie straight out of the box.

When it comes to the entry-level Moto G7 Play, the display’s diagonal has seemingly been reduced to 5.7-inches. Likewise, the large battery has reportedly been swapped out for a 3,000mAh cell and the RAM count has been lowered to just 2GB. The smartphone also includes a 13-megapixel rear camera that will presumably produce slightly inferior results than the other models.


As was revealed earlier today, the Moto G7 series will probably be officially introduced on February 7th. Pricing for the US market currently remains unclear but the European pricing (which is typically higher) recently leaked as €149 ($169) and €209 ($238) for the Moto G7 Play and Moto G7 Power, and €249 ($283) and €299 ($340) for the Moto G7 and Moto G7 Plus respectively.

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11 Comments

1. mahima

Posts: 719; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Next... Sorry not sorry (Someone who used to have moto x play)

4. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

The Moto X play came out in 2015. Last time I looked this is 2019. The SD 615 in the X play was the first generation mid range SoCs. The SD 615 was rated at 1.7 GHz for half of it's 28 nm cores that only supported one memory channel at 800 mhz LPDDR3. That SoC wasn't that fast at all. However the 14 nm SD 636 is rated at 1.8 GHz for all of it's custom kryo 260 (based on Cortex-A73) cores, and it also supports dual channel LPDDR4-1333 mhz. The 636 is suppose to be 40% faster than the SD 630. That chip even supports USB 3.1 speeds, Bluetooth 5.0, plus it can handle dual 24 mp cameras. Even the SD 632 14 nm has custom kryo 250 cores are rated at 1.8 GHz. Which is superior to the SD 615. These are shaping up to be nice little devices in my opinion. Especially since they have very little bezel, and a full HD+ resolution display. Even the iPhone XR only has a HD+ resolution display. And the XR costs 4.5 times more than this Moto G7 play. Shame on Apple using such a lousy cheap display on the XR. Shame on people buying such an overpriced device. Buy one of these and save tons of money.

7. mahima

Posts: 719; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

At the time, moto x play has one of the best battery, one of the best camera, very good audio output and very good speaker in the price range. Of course i don't used moto x play anymore The point is, moto x play was one of the best phone in its price range, now these moto g7 family will be eaten alive by chinese phone and even hmd nokia. At that time, redmi mi4i used snapdragon 615, but remi note 7 comes with snapdragon 660 and 48mp at much lower price among others like, honor, asus etc

8. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

That's just it the 660 and 636 are very closely related in terms of specs. The GPU is faster on the 660. Which that SoC is rated for QHD displays, where as the 636 is rated for Full HD+ displays.

9. mahima

Posts: 719; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

What about battery, camera, price etc, its all about the competition...moto g7 family will be "okay" at best to compete with other brands, they used to be best bang for the buck.

5. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Can't wait to get one.

2. phoneclash

Posts: 40; Member since: Dec 18, 2018

Eh they look ok, but it’s better to wait it out. Moto will come out with another sale like they did last month with the z2force for $100 bucks, and that’s the deal you pounce on.

3. notfair

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Is it so hard to take the specs of the G7 plus with battery from G7 power and actually make a freaking decent phone?

10. AmashAziz

Posts: 2886; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

These brands think the more expensive the phone is the less battery capacity it needs. Retarded logic. Redmi Note 7 would've destroyed it if it arrived in the USA.

6. indlvarn

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 22, 2019

I have Moto g5s plus and this is my last phone from Moto. I see no future in this brand

11. Duncdawg26

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

In the end, I don't think all the specs will be accurate in this article but I do believe the Plus will not have sd660. That sounded way too good to be true. Also, there was a leak of a g7 with a sd625. And that would make too much sense for Moto to use that in the play or power. Moto is no longer in the business of offering value. They are officially in the business of price gouging (see HTC and Sony). Beware anytime you see a leak that looks like a good value, because it will likely turn out false...

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