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New Moto G Reportedly Appears in Full Form

On September 4, Motorola is going to show off not only a new Moto X, but a new Moto G as well. Don’t believe us? Go back and look at their press invite again, which clearly shows a phone with the letter “G” centered on its display.

Thanks to the folks over at HelloMotoHK, we may have one of our first looks (pictured above) at the new mid-range device. According to their images and information, the new Moto G will support dual-SIM (international variant) and microSD cards, along with swappable back covers, just like the original. We could also get an upgraded 5-inch HD display, 8MP rear camera, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, and the dual-front speakers that were first introduced on the Moto E

The new Moto G is currently living under the codename “Titan” and model number XT1069.

This phone may not be for the Android heavy hitters, but there is no denying the original’s popularity. Thanks to the Moto G and Moto E, Motorola has seen some success in recent quarters. Priced unbelievably well, both phones are selling well in both prepaid and emerging markets. Expect much of the same from the new Moto G.

Via:  HelloMotoHK (Facebook)
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  • Am79

    How is it that the Moto G2 seems like it’s going to have slimmer side bezels than the X+1?? Damn it Motorola! They should all have small bezels!

  • HarvesterX

    Nope. I’m waiting for the MotoABC.

  • alberteezy

    Awesome they kept the design of the OG MOTO X which is nicer IMO then the Moto X+1

  • Arty McBert

    Why can’t they just stick with a reasonable size (4.3-4.7″) instead of always making the screen bigger? Or better yet, why not just make a Moto XL for people who want huge phones so everyone can be happy?

    • hkklife

      Agreed. I personally think jumping the G to 5″ is a mistake, especially if it’s at the expense of additional RAM. I would have held the line at 4.5″-4.7″, bumped RAM to 1.5GB or 2GB. Then kept the X+1 around 5.1″ or 5.2″ and also bring out a proper Moto phablet in the 5.9″ size range. Also silly is how Moto sees fit to equip the G LTE, G2 and E with microSD slots yet the X+1 apparently doesn’t have one. It’ll be the only 2014 flagship still lagging behind.

    • NexusMan

      LOVE the “Moto XL” idea.

  • chris_johns

    i like this look better then the new x we been seeing lol

  • Droid-Lifer

    I just tried to hold my Note 3 the same way and I swear that pink thing up in the bottom left pic still looks like a whale compared to my note 3 (and I just have average hands)

    • Trevor

      I was thinking the same thing. Either that phone is huge or that person has some really tiny hands.

  • BatDroid

    Speaker on Moto G 2013 were good enough. There was no need for front facing speaker. This one is looking horrible. It will be difficult to hold also, because of the size. I’ve read somewhere that the price is also going to be slight less than double of original one. Long story short, ‘its destined to fail’, unless they really do some magic and bring all features from Moto X into this one.

  • Guest

    is the screen cracked on the top left photo?

  • Cesar

    The back plate looks almost identical to the current Moto X. Adding in that microSD slot actually makes it more appealing to me than the X+1.

  • DanielMena9

    The reason it was popular is because they were COMPACT! When will companies realize this :'(

    • imlip

      i think the price combined with good software is why its popular. size too.

    • Greyhame

      They were popular because of the cost much more so than the size.

      • DanielMena9

        I venture that the Sharp Aquos which is $150 will sell less than Moto’s becuase of the size. There are just too many phones in the 5″ or higher. We need those 4″ range phones.

        • Greyhame

          Good point. How about this: it sold well because of the price and the stock Android experience. The Motorola name didn’t hurt either I’ll wager. My point was that size wasn’t the driver towards its success.

          • DanielMena9

            True that. I just want manufacturers to know that size shouldn’t be ignored , as there is still some weight there 🙁

    • ClickFire_

      I think 5.2 maybe 5.5 is as big as I will go but only if the bezels are very slim. I’m hoping the Moto Nexus X has a 5.2 display with very slim bezels. If Samsung can make the galaxy s4 with a bigger screen and make it the same size as the galaxy s3 with a home button then moto should be able to

    • kixofmyg0t

      Really? Well in that case the 4.3″ DROID Mini should be destroying Galaxy Note 3 sales.

      No it was popular because it was cheap. Like impulse buy cheap. You can get them for less than $100.

      • DanielMena9

        Droid Mini is on verizon. Those phones are weak in terms of portability, software updates, and bloatware!

        • kixofmyg0t

          You don’t know what the DROID Mini is do you?

          • DanielMena9

            O_o it is on Jelly Bean and on Verizon with a faaaake Kevlar pseudo back. What else is there to know? Terrible hardware buttons.

          • jtc276

            Yeah, you don’t know what the Droid Mini is.

          • DanielMena9

            Okay, only thing wrong with that is now its on Kit Kat instead of Jelly Bean. Wow

  • Guest

    I wonder why US carriers don’t sell Dual Sim phones? They are very popular in Asia.

    • sc0rch3d

      most US people stick with the same carrier and don’t travel

      • PoisonApple31

        As noted by all the T-Mobile subscribers…

  • Orion

    “This phone may not be for the Android heavy hitters, but there is no denying the original’s popularity.”

    While I do agree with that statement, it does make a hell of a great backup phone.

  • The Donger

    How is no one else noticing the absolute massive size of that phone? Yeah yeah, tiny Asian hands insert dong joke here. I just replicated that person’s grip with my Moto X and that phone is freaking enormous. I have average sized mitts and I don’t have the X in excess of 1″ or more on either side like the dude in that pic. If the Moto X is 4.7″ and the G+1 is 5″ how in the hell is the phone that much longer?

    • Me

      It does look pretty huge in that guy’s hand lol. I think 4.7 should have been the largest size that Moto went with the G2. But whatevs

    • Asa Thomas

      It does look unreasonably large, but I think perspective is playing a role in this photo.

    • MistaButters

      That hand could be a female hand (unless I missed something).

    • kixofmyg0t

      It’s the same size as Ultra. That’s not big dude.

    • Greyhame

      I guess the internal name of Titan is appropriate.

    • bonix

      Look closely, the image is rotated. She’s actually holding it standing up and gently resting in her hand. So the angle of the shot is making it look like a whole handed grip but really it’s not.

  • Me

    I kinda wish the speaker grills were blended in with the front panel a little better. Don’t know why it makes the design look off to me.

  • Paul

    Damn – all these leaks for every single phone really takes the fun and excitement out of new releases.

    • michael arazan

      Too bad they rarely leak prototypes, that’s really interesting to me. The original ideas and the things they add on or take away and design improvements.

  • AbbyZFresh

    What exactly seperates this Moto G from the current one?

  • Dfigs23

    5″ screen and same great design, this should have been the next Moto X

    • josuearisty

      Maybe next Moto X will be on the same size as this one with a bigger screen.

  • Boblank84
  • MistaButters

    Complete with a cracked display.

  • Justin

    I really wish the Moto X+1 didn’t have that aluminum looking band/frame that went around the phone :-/

    • NexusPhan

      Its a real metal band. I’ll reserve judgment until I hold it and see it in person.

      • Justin

        yeah I think I need to see the phone in person and hold it before making any judgement on the phone. I have a Moto X and love it so I really want to get the next one!!! “any be happy with it”

        • michael arazan

          I’m going to get it site unseen, or held actually. Skipped the original one just for this year’s model because I assumed it would be double of everything I wanted in last year’s model and was right. Plus I budget and can only afford a new phone every couple years or so and like to use things till they slow down or beyond repair or brake on their own.

    • Me

      I think it looks good. The speakers & oddly shaped Moto dimple are what I want tweaked.

    • cns2007

      That will probably be optional.

  • Carlos Lopez

    With the exception of the Moto logo on the front; this looks better than the moto x+1

    • JiGSaW525

      I think that might be a sticker.

    • MotDetoyr

      that moto logo wont be there in retail phone… Thats how moto tag prototype device

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      The logo on the front is not going to be in the final hardware. It is an internal-use marking on prototype and pre-production devices to track them. You can see similar markings in the early leaks for the original Moto X and G.

    • Bryan Mills

      This. X+1 back is ugly.

      • Maxim∑

        the speakers are ugly

  • Tom S

    I wish the Moto G series wasn’t locked to VZW’s prepaid system. My parents need some new phones. My mom still has an LG Chocolate slider!

    • DainLaguna

      except that it isnt. you can buy it unlocked and have it work on any carrier.

    • Dan

      use it 6 months on prepaid then go post… and if she is on a chocolate slider than could probably just stay on the $45 prepaid plan and be happy