Motorola ‘leaks’ Moto G with 4G, bigger battery


moto-gMotorola briefly listed a new variant of the second-generation Moto G smartphone, which features a bigger battery and 4G capability, in Brazil. However, the details of the model have been removed from the website now; there was no word on the pricing of the model at the time it was listed.

On the Moto G listing page, the Motorola Brazil website earlier mentioned the 4G LTE capabilities under the headers of storage capacity, dimensions, screen, networks and bands.

The website listed that the battery capacity of the 4G model will be 2,390mAh, compared to the 2,070mAh battery of the current model. Below is the screenshot of the listing, courtesy technology website Droid Life:

Moto G with a bigger battery and 4G would cater to markets where high-speed mobile internet access is available at the moment. Though 4G is not widely available in India at present, telecom operators like Airtel and Reliance Jio Infocomm are working towards rolling out the mobile network in major cities.

Smartphone manufacturers are also eyeing the 4G rollout in India as the next big thing for the market, with players like Huawei and Lenovo already announcing plans to unveil budget 4G models. Xiaomi has already launched its sub-Rs 10,000 Redmi Note 4G smartphone in the country. Therefore, a Moto G variant with 4G capability will not come as much of a surprise, considering the popularity of the smartphone and the imminent rise of 4G networks in India.

The second-generation Moto G is among the best smartphones under Rs 15,000 in the market right now. It has a 5-inch HD display, Android 4.4 operating system, 8GB internal storage, microSD card support up to 32GB, 1GB RAM, 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera. Connectivity options in the model available in India include 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0.