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Motorola Moto G6: positioned at the beginning of a long list of smartphones in 2018

The year is barely a few weeks old, and already there were leaks that might just reveal Motorola’s entire lineup for 2018 – starting with Moto G6.

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Now coming up to its sixth edition of Moto G’s, we have come to know the reputation of it being a mid-range smartphone that also offers great value for money.

Let’s do a quick throwback to last year’s Moto G5:

  • 5-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~441 ppi pixel density
  • Gorilla Glass protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 chipset, Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 505 and 2GB RAM
  • 13MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 5MP secondary camera
  • 32GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Removable Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Android Nougat 7.0 OS
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • March 2017 release date
  • USD 179 price tag

Indeed, the Moto G5 is a smartphone that brings a great bang for your bucks. But it pretty much aged very quickly, as there are more and more smartphones at this price range that can easily outdo it – some even costs much less.

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Now that we have known its past, let’s take a glimpse of the future.

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Here’s what we know of the Moto G6 for now:

  • 5.7-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio or ~424 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Splash resistant
  • Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset, Octa-core processor and 3GB/4GB RAM
  • Dual 12MP+5MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus and dual-LED dual-tone flash
  • 16MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash
  • 32GB/64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Android Oreo 8.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • February 2018 expected launch date
  • ~ USD 240 estimated price tag

What a surprise for us all. It seems like they are going for a huge jump in size with the 5.7-inch Full HD screen size that also comes with Fullview Display. Then there’s going to be a splash resistant feature that might come in handy when you bring it out in the rain.

Under the hood of the Moto G6 will be a very decent mid-range hardware in the form of Snapdragon 450 chipset, an octa-core processor as well as an option for either 3GB or 4GB RAM. This kind of power should be more than enough for most users.

Camera-wise, it got a significant upgrade on both ends. The dual 12MP+5MP primary camera lets you take great-looking photos and allows you to put the bokeh effect to good use. Same can be said of its 16MP selfie camera that now comes with LED flash.

Moving on to storage, the primary 32GB is there, but there’s still an option for you to add up to a maximum of 256GB via the expansion slot.

The battery also gets an upgrade with the 3000 mAh rated battery capacity that should be able to accommodate its larger size and better hardware.

Finally, the latest Android Oreo 8.0 operating system will accompany its release that lets you take advantage of the enhancements and features that it brings to the table.

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Conclusion:

Motorola Moto G6 is a huge departure from the previous generations of Moto G. Starting with its larger-than-life 5.7-inch screen size, Fullview display, splash resistant, dual 12MP+5MP primary camera, 16MP selfie camera, larger battery and the latest Oreo operating system makes for a huge upgrade. But be prepared to spend slightly more as well.

Motorola Moto G6 is expected to be launched in February 2018 during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 26 – 1 March 2018. Stay tuned for more updates as we get nearer to the event date.

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