Purported third-gen Moto G pics leak, show dual-LED camera flash setup

Purported third-gen Moto G pics leak, show dual-LED camera flash setup
Yesterday, a video of what could very well be the third-generation Moto G showed up. The genie is totally out of the bottle, but instead of looking like a 19-year old Christina Aguilera, it very much looks like the Moto G we know and love. Today, we have a new batch of photos of the alleged device. They may not be the glorious high-resolution leaks our connoisseur buds have been accustomed to over the years, but they still provide a fortunate glimpse for Motorola fans.

The alleged third-gen Moto G runs Android 5.1.1 and has a model number "XT1543" As far as specs go, we once again have to go with what we got from the video. The Moto G apparently isn't due for a significant hardware upgrade. It's got a 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 clocked to 1.4Ghz, 1GB of RAM, a 5" 720p display, a pair of front facing speakers, a 5MP front camera, and a — wait for it — 13MP rear cam with a 2-LED flash. It looks like Motorola is looking to push the Moto G deep into night photography territory!

Now, we don't really know when the new-gen Moto G is coming around, but seeing that the smartphone is out and about, we're betting our overheating chips on a summer release!



1. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Why do they keep using the 4xx chips on the G? This is the 3rd year in a row. The G is meant to be in the middle of the X and E, the E uses 4xx, the G should use 6xx and obviously the X will be on 8xx. Moto have a killer chance with the G, but they keep skipping on the processor. I've see cheaper Huawei models that retail for ~100 dollars use 6xx chips and they preform incredibly well for their price range. Come on moto!

2. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Also, 19-year old Christina Aguilera. Yes, approved.

11. shimanto1123

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

AFAIK from the flipkart leak, MOTO G may have a 5.2" 1080p display with Snapdragon 610 and 2GB RAM ... Wondering now which rumor will see the light ....

3. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I agree here. Given the E's specs, the G should have a better SoC. Otherwise it's just going to be a Moto E with a bigger, crisper screen and a better camera, and it will not be as much of a steal as the previous iterations, maybe not even close from being a bargain anymore.

17. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I'm quite satisfied with sd4xx at least I've never heard they overheat, but seriously, the RAM... No one is happy with 1gb RAM nowadays

5. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

moto e uses SD200,the lte version uses 410 though

16. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

the 1st gen Moto E uses sd200, that's the 2nd gen you were talking about.

10. waddup121 unregistered

Really great point. Don't know why Motorola will give such an underwhelming processor with a good middle phone which will be an outstanding budget buy when it comes out.

4. ankanbads

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

Ok!! I'm not sure what motorola or i should say Lenovo is thinking!! Are they not interested to sell moto g? or just following the HTC's path to extinction. I mean really?? moto-e and moto-g are going to have the same exact SoC and ram!! Bumping up the camera doesn't make a better phone. Manufacturers like Xaiomi, Alcatel, Yu or even Lenovo itself has phones with much better specs and cost less! Sigh.. Such a let down..

12. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Motorola is not interested in selling phones. Even when they make good devices they make sure you can't buy them because they are Verizon exclusives and not sold internationally. I for one think they will go under and disappear from the phone landscape in the next few years which will be sad as they're one of the few companies which sells devices with near stock Android.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not really sure what they are thinking here

15. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Long story short, Blown out Moto E at best.

7. bking

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 30, 2013

Motorola need to maintain tempo which they started off,Xaiomi, Huwaii, Yu or Lenovo will take share in midlevel Devices.Moto team has still got time upgrade before it gets in to production.

8. jazh23

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

SD 410 and 1GB of RAM, seriously? Come on Motorola...

9. tomn1ce

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

They love to shoot themselfs of the foot. Why are they only using 1GB of RAM, a SD4xx and 4GB of internal storage. If this is suppose to be in the midrange they should make it with 2GB of RAM, a SD6xx, LTE and at least 16GB of inernal storage and a microsd slot. With the later specs they would run a lot more smoother and fly of the shelfs. Now the first line of specs I mention should be for the 2015 Moto E with LTE. Last year LTE Moto E had 8GB of internal storage and the Moto G on this video only has 4GB, talk about taking a step back in the memory department. The only reason I didn't buy last year Moto G was because of the lack of LTE.

13. junek

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

I think this is not 3rd gen Moto G. If the model number is "XT1543" as the leak suggest, this is more likely to be next gen Moto E - 2nd gen Moto E has model numbers XT1505, XT1524 for global market, while Moto G 2014 - XT1068, XT1072, Moto G 2013 - XT1032. Also I don't think motorola dudes are so dumb to have 2 phones with same specs in different prices - Moto E 2nd gen and this leaked Moto G 3rd gen.

24. curryluv

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

Finally someone is thinking on these lines! I thought I was the only one! But the cameras provided don't fit in the Moto E range.. or may be Moto has big surprises! :D

14. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

1st gen Moto G: Cheap, but Exceptional 2nd gen Moto G: Blown out 1st gen with almost no difference. 3rd gen Moto G: Camera ok, 4G LTE on the base model ok, but the rest? Seriously? Snapdragon 4xx and 1gb RAM Again? The RAM Motorola, the RAM!!

20. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Moto G has only 1Gb Ram cause its enough for Mid-Range... Prices are cheap.

25. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

look honey, considering today's mid-rangers stepping up their game and managed to put sd615 and 2gb ram or some high end mediatek chips that has the same or higher antutu scores than galaxy s5 or one m8 but still has the price range that wouldn't hurt your wallet, shouldn't this be the right time for moto g to man up?

26. tomn1ce

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

That is so true, if Motorola uses a SD615/620, 2GB of RAM and at least 16GB of internal storage the Moto G would fly of the shelfs.

18. tonyv13

Posts: 123; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

I;m currently using a First gen Moto g and with the L update seems that it got slower. Thinking about upgrading since is only a 3g phone , now if all these rumors are true about the moto g 3rd gen i don't see anything that will make me buy it .. the problem is that 1gb of ram doesn't seem to cut it anymore ... maybe is time to get a zenfone 2 ..

19. Nkukza

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

The 2014 edition of the Motorola G has the pathetic battery life, the performance was not bad on Kit Kat until Lollipop happened to it, it lags so bad on Lollipop and you could use it as an iron replacement. At one stage I thought It was going to melt in my hands & on top of it Lollipop also ruined a perfectly working camera.There is nothing wrong with the design, it is one charming device for the price, But the internals are disappointing . Besides why is Motorola producing both the the MotoE and MotoG when they both have the same specs with an exception of the size, I for one believe that the MotoG needs a better processor like the SD610/615 and a bit more RAM say 1.5/2GB maybe.. otherwise it's useless when you have devices like the Huawei ascend G7 which I replaced it with. MotoG really needs an improvement.

21. Nkukza

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Motorola must also consider using 16GB on the storage department which will work in line with releasing updates timeously, because their updates are big and the customers do not want to find themselves running out of storage, this happened on the MotoG 2014 edition when the Lollipop update came out it took a whooping 2.6GB from the 6.1GB of free space which was initially available from the on board 8GB.. With that they must improve the RAM and battery life because the two suffers the most with more app installations's... Otherwise what's the use of having a 5 inch screen when you can't have your favourite apps. Facebook, instargram, twitter, Viber and WhatsApp were just enough to put the 2014 MG to bed. A 2900 mah battery will be welcomed too should they leave the processor untouched. Either then that I see no improvement in the currently proposed package.

22. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

If the specs are right then this is a huge disappointment. I loved the 1st and second gen Moto G but this one sounds horrible. It needs a Snapdragon 615/610, 2 Gb of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. Plus, if the 13 MP camera is the same on last year's Moto X, they would be better off keeping the current 8 MP one since i have heard in many places the G's camera is better.

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