The Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, and Moto G6 Play are on the horizon. All three phones are expected to launch in late February at MWC 2018, but you don’t have to wait a little more than a month to see what they’re about. Droid Life received information, including pictures, regarding the trio that’ll focus exclusively on the mid-range segment this year. Really no details were spared, so read ahead if you’d like to know what Motorola has planned for the popular Moto G series in 2018.
Just remember that none of this information has been confirmed; therefore, take everything you’re about to observe with a grain of salt. Motorola could make last-minute changes that render any of these details incorrect.
Similarities will exist between the regular and enhanced models, as is the case every year. Both have Full HD+ (2160×1080) displays with 18:9 aspect ratio, but the Moto G6’s screen measures 5.7 inches while the Moto G6 Plus’ is 5.93 inches. Each will also ship with a fingerprint scanner below the display and a 3D glass design similar to last year’s Moto X4.
Inside the Moto G6 is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450, and paired with that processor is 3GB or 4GB of RAM. The Moto G6 Plus raises that to the Snapdragon 630 and up to 6GB of RAM. Storage, though, is set at 32GB or 64GB no matter the model.
Remember the dual-camera setup that arrived with the Moto G5S Plus near the end of 2017? It’s been implemented on both models now. There are 12MP and 5MP lenses put together, but the Moto G6 Plus also has 1.4um (pixel size).
The Moto G6 Play will have its fingerprint scanner on the back, and one very appealing quality is the battery size. Motorola’s cheapest member of the trio will have a 4000mAh battery. The Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus will have 3000mAh and 3200mAh batteries, respectively. Because these phones are built with efficiency in mind, they should last pretty long on a single charge.
And there won’t be a shortage of color options, that’s for sure. The leak claims the Moto G6 will be sold in black, silver, and rose gold while the Moto G6 Plus should come in an indigo-like black, silver, and dark teal. Meanwhile, the Moto G6 Play will show itself in dark gray, gold, and blue. Names haven’t been confirmed, but some of them should be identical to what Motorola offered in 2017.
Pricing for the Moto G6 Play wasn’t shared, but the source says the Moto G6 will go for $240. The extra horsepower on the Moto G6 Plus will set you back $330. Release dates will likely follow in the weeks after MWC 2018, though specific availability will vary by country.
The waiting game has begun. Motorola often releases the best mid-range phones of the year, and on paper these seem to be capable of maintaining the ongoing streak.