Water-resistant Motorola Moto G (2015) to be announced and launched on July 28


According to Brazilian website TecMundo, July 28 is when Motorola will officially announce its third-generation Moto G smartphone, which is likely going to be known as the Moto G (2015). What's more, the website says the handset will be available starting the same day, which could mean that a US launch is also scheduled for late July.

Reportedly, prices for the new Moto G will start at 899 BRL in Brazil, being similar to the prices of the Moto G (2014). Thus, we expect the new handset to cost as low as $179.99 in the US.

As previously reported, the Moto G (2015) should sport a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, while being powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor. Other features seemingly include a 5 MP front-facing camera, a 13 MP rear camera, a 2470 mAh battery, and microSD card support. It's said that there will be a Moto G (2015) version with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory, and another one with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. Interestingly, TecMundo has it that the new Moto G is water-resistant (IPx7-certified, thus not just splash-proof like the older model), but we have to wait for the official announcement to be sure of that.

In the US, the Moto G (2015) will likely be compatible with Moto Maker, allowing customers to personalize its looks to their heart's will. So, who's looking forward to buying the new Moto G?


source: TecMundo via GSM Arena

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Moto G (2015)
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2470 mAh

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18 Comments

1. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

NO REMOVABLE BATTERY = FAIL NO FINGERPRINT SCANNER = FAIL

2. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

YOU = FAIL

3. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

It's an entry level phone priced under $199 full retail. What are you expecting? These specs seem legit for that price. You must out of your mind to think other wise.

5. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

You can get a lg G2 with a removable battery and Snapdragon 800 for under $200

7. TechBlue

Posts: 81; Member since: May 06, 2010

The LG G2 does not have a removable battery

9. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The Korean models do.

10. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Yes it does.

12. TechBlue

Posts: 81; Member since: May 06, 2010

Okay thanks for the input I looked it up that's correct the Korean Version LG G2 F-320K Has a removable battery but battery capacity is smaller

16. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

And isn't waterproof either.

17. aksa123

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

It should catch up to chinese phones that have good spec/price ratio, like the original Moto G did !

8. TechBlue

Posts: 81; Member since: May 06, 2010

Actually the battery on the the previous moto g wasn't that hard to remove.. It seems like it's basically the same design

4. jjwieland

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 19, 2014

When the LTE version comes out, maybe...

6. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

It already will have LTE

11. TechBlue

Posts: 81; Member since: May 06, 2010

In my opinion it was imperative for Motorola to have a 2 GB memory version of the phone

13. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

What about a removable cover like the 2014 and 13 models? The Moto maker part might mean you can't change the back or perhaps they let you change it anyway even after some customization. Also let's see how long it takes moto to launch the new G beyond just a few countries. Australia still hasn't gotten the new E, dispite moto saying it will launch here.

14. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

In the last few pics, it looks like a soft metallic silver...that would be wonderful, especially with waterproofing and Micro SD. Removable battery WOULD have been convenient, but you can't win them all. Let's see what comes of this...

15. aksa123

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

The 1GB version should never exist !! I commanth thee to disappear ! Shoo shoo !!

18. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

There shoud be a Snapdragon 610 or 615 version

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