New Moto G Stylus (2022) leaks confirm the mid-ranger's design and key specs

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New Moto G Stylus (2022) leaks confirm the mid-ranger's design and key specs
UPDATE: Not that we really needed it, but XDA-Developers is here to further "confirm" all of the Moto G Stylus (2022) specs discussed below while also adding a few other details to the equation that we absolutely did need.

The 6.78-inch stylus-wielding giant will apparently sport a "Full HD+" display resolution of 2460 x 1080 pixels that's become relatively standard in the mid-end segment of late while backing that impressive-sounding 50MP primary camera with a far-less-remarkable 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens and 2MP depth sensor.

Powered by a MediaTek Helio G85 processor, this particular device, codenamed "Milan", will sadly not support 5G speeds, shining with its 5,000mAh battery size but disappointing with 10W charging capabilities. Its 128GB internal storage will be paired with your choice of 4 or 6 gigs of memory, and Android 11 is expected to run the software show out the box, which probably means an official announcement could drop any day now. Our original story follows below.

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It's been almost a month since parent company Lenovo last unveiled a Motorola smartphone, which believe it or not is a pretty long time for the incredibly prolific brand whose mobile industry resurgence of the past couple of years has largely relied on the expansiveness and diversity of its product portfolio.

Said portfolio will naturally continue to expand in the near future, possibly starting with a no doubt mid-range Moto G Stylus (2022) model leaked in factory CAD-based renders shortly before Christmas.

Don't rule out an impending launch


While we did initially expect this pen-wielding bad boy to keep us waiting for a few more months, a hot new leak seems to suggest an official announcement might be a lot closer than previously anticipated.

Although Nils Ahrensmeier from TechnikNews is not in a position to provide any context for the promotional images revealed on Twitter earlier today, these definitely look legit... and just about finished, strongly hinting at an imminent commercial release.


Following in the footsteps of last year's aptly named Moto G Stylus (2021) and the slightly more confusingly branded Moto G Stylus 5G, it remains unclear if this will be 2022's lone entry in Motorola's budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy Note-rivaling series.

Making matters that much more confusing, this freshly leaked material appears to refer to the upcoming device simply as the Moto G Stylus (not even adding the obligatory "New" label) while also "neglecting" to confirm the presence of 5G support.

Then again, we're clearly looking at only two small pieces of a considerably larger marketing puzzle here, revealing just a few key selling points and leaving many other important specs and features up in the air, including all processor details, battery capacity and charging speeds, as well as the resolution of the display, two of the three rear-facing cameras, and the single selfie shooter.

Some stuff is set in stone, a few things are not


What we do know for sure already is that the Moto G Stylus (2022) will upgrade the conventional 60Hz screen refresh rate of its forerunners to 90Hz smoothness while replacing the 48MP primary camera on the back of the G Stylus (2021) and G Stylus 5G with a 50MP imaging sensor capable of combining four pixels into one to deliver presumably super-sharp (at least by mid-range standards) 12.5MP snapshots.

The previously leaked design is essentially etched in stone now too, taking some cues from the likes of the Moto G51 5G with a centered hole punch, pill-shaped rear camera module, and side-mounted fingerprint scanner.


That almost certainly means the 6.8-inch display size rumor will also pan out, with a fairly standard 128 gigs of internal storage space (at least to begin with) "confirmed" today as well.

The "built-in stylus" also looks familiar, with an undoubtedly satisfying ballpoint-style button still present, and just as expected, the good old fashioned headphone jack won't go anywhere either. Pretty much everything else remains under wraps, which makes a confident retail pricing prediction virtually impossible... for the time being.
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