Lenovo’s Motorola is expanding its fourth-generation G series of affordably priced Android smartphones to three SKUs from one with the introduction of the Moto G, G Plus and G Play.
The series, due in the summer in the U.S., will likely take the series into higher price points than before based on their feature sets and performance specs, but pricing wasn’t released. On Motorola’s web site, the current third-gen Moto G starts at $179 unlocked with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage. The price goes to $219 for the version with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage.
The new models will be available through carriers and through Motorola’s web site, a spokesperson told TWICE.
All run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, feature Category 4 LTE, and operate on global networks, including CDMA and GSM/UMTS networks.
The top models are the G and G Plus, both with Snapdragon octacore 1.5GHz processor, 5.5-inch 1080p displays with 401 PPI, 128GB memory-card slot, 3000mAh battery, and fast charging to deliver six hours of power in 15 minutes. The G features 2GB RAM, and the G Plus will be available with 2GB or 4GB RAM options.
The G Plus also steps up to a fingerprint sensor and to a 16-megapixel main camera from the G’s 13 megapixels. The G Plus also adds laser focus and phase-detect autofocus for quick focusing. Both models sport 5-megapixel selfie cameras.
To open the series, the Moto G Play will feature 5-inch 720p display, Snapdragon quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 126GB memory-card slot, and 2800mAh battery. It runs pure Android to accelerate performance.
Other G Play features include 5-inch 720p display, LTE, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 16GB storage, 128GB memory-card slot, 8- and 5-megapixel cameras, 2800mAh battery, and 32GB memory-card slot.
The third-gen Moto G features 5-inch 720p display, 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 32GB memory-card slot, LTE, 13-megapixel main camera, and operation in global CDMA and UMTS bands.