A successor to the hugely popular Motorola Moto G is tipped to arrive 10 September, and will blend a larger HD screen with a low price.
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Called the Moto G2, the handset will reportedly have a 5-inch display with an HD resolution of 720p, an 8-megapixel rear camera, run Android 4.4 KitKat, and be powered by a quad-core, 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM.
These may sound like fairly mid-range specs compared to the iPhones and Samsung Galaxies of this world, but it was the original G’s price which bowled us over - and it looks like a case of history repeating itself with the G2, which is claimed to cot €250 SIM-free. That should translate to somewhere between £200 and £240 in the UK.
That’s about 25% more expensive than the current Moto G, but now Motorola has the Moto E to appeal to the lower end of the market, we can’t forgive the it for pushing the new G slightly higher. But, if the original G’s build quality is anything to go by, then the new model should represent great value for money - remember, even at £250 it would be less than half the price of the year-old iPhone 5s.
According to information leaked from an unnamed retailer to GSM Arena, the Moto G2 will have an 8-megapixel front camera to capture the perfect selfie, and although there will be just 8GB of internal storage, we expect this to be expandable via a microSD card slot, as is the case with the recently launched 4G version of the original G.
A launch date of 10 September falls just after the IFA technology trade show, which kicks off in Berlin on the fourth - we could well see the G2 there, before it rolls out to shops a week later.
Source: GSM Arena