Surprise: Moto G4 Plus has a hidden LED light

Surprise: Moto G4 Plus has a hidden LED light
Now that's interesting. It turns out that the Moto G4 Plus has a little secret nobody told us about at the announcement event. Hidden behind a tiny dot located right of its fingerprint scanner is an LED light. It is not used for alerting you of pending notifications, however. In fact, it seems like the LED serves no every-day purpose at all. It can be seen lighting up for a brief moment when a Micro USB cable is being plugged into the phone, as demonstrated in the video below, and that's about it. 

We're not exactly sure why the light is present on the Moto G4 Plus. The phone doesn't really need one since the whole screen lights up when there's something you might not want to miss – a feature called Moto Display. But then again, this isn't the first phone to feature an LED light serving no practical purpose, at least not out of the box. The 3rd-generation Moto G and the Motorola-made Nexus 6 had one as well. These LEDs, however, could be enabled through apps and hacks. Our prediction is that developers will come up with a way to take advantage of the G4's light, presumably using an LED light control tool like Light Flow.

Earlier this week, the Moto G4 Plus was made available via Amazon India and is poised to gradually land in other parts of the world in the coming weeks. You can go over our extensive coverage to learn what the Moto G4 Plus offers for a little over 200 bucks. 

source: Maurson Technology (YouTube)

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Moto G4 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Um innovation?

2. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

extra feature

4. WPX00

Posts: 512; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Its to show that its charging when theres REALLY not enough battery to power the display.

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

make it more like unfinished product.. along with that ugly square button, and weird hole placement :-/


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Don't tell Apple they will copy and patent it!

7. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Meh flashy lights is unappealing to me.

8. seanmirza23

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

Well, i know that feature since you guys posted leaked images of it....

9. unmaskedfalesh

Posts: 29; Member since: May 18, 2014

bahh, every motorola has it and yet they chose to disable it rather than giving option in favour of Moto Display or atleast give charging led.

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