Leaked Moto G7 renders reveal waterdrop notch and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner

Leaked Moto G7 renders reveal waterdrop notch and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
The next installment in Lenovo’s successful mid-range Moto G smartphone series is not expected to become official for several more months, but the past couple of days have blown the G7’s cover wide open. 

A number of purported specifications were leaked first, followed by credible speculation about the family’s expansion to include no less than four 2019 variants, and now we get to check out the “standard” Moto G7 model in all its glory.

Technically, we’re not dealing with real-life product photographs, but factory CAD-based renders created by prolific leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka @OnLeaks, are truly the next best thing.

There’s absolutely no reason to doubt the accuracy of these high-quality handset depictions, showcasing a trendy device with one of those increasingly popular “waterdrop” notches in tow, helping it substantially reduce screen bezels.

This particular execution of the waterdrop concept doesn’t look all that hot, with the actual notch only housing a selfie shooter, but a separate earpiece-accommodating screen cutout at the top drawing quite a bit of attention too.


The bezels themselves are far from invisible, the chin large enough to include a full “motorola” signature, while the dual rear-facing camera system simply looks bizarre. Almost like staring into your soul.

Still, you have to remember this is a presumably affordable phone we’re dealing with here, so naturally, the design can’t be perfect. The rear-mounted fingerprint sensor embedded into the “batwing” logo is certainly a nice touch, while the headphone jack is here to stay.

In terms of overall dimensions, it doesn’t look like that waterdrop notch is going to help Lenovo much, as the 6-inch Moto G7 is expected to measure a few extra millimeters in both height and width compared to the 5.7-inch Moto G6. On the bright side, the phone’s thickness will be slightly reduced, camera bump notwithstanding. 

No update on specs and features, so our best bet still includes Full HD+ display resolution, octa-core processing power, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage space, 3,500 mAh battery capacity, Android 9.0 Pie software, 16 + 5MP rear shooters, and a 12MP front-facing camera. Don’t take any of that to the bank, though.


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