Moto G successor reportedly will offer a 5-inch display, better camera too

by: Andrew GrushAugust 5, 2014

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Towards the end of July we reported on claims from two separate sources that suggest the next-gen Moto G is on its way in the not-too-distant future. Not only this, we also saw an alleged first look at the device and some of its specs. Now thanks to a GFX Benchmark sighting, we may have a few more details about what the rumored Moto G successor will bring to the table.

If the benchmark data proves correct, the Moto G successor (XT1063) will offer up a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400, Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB RAM and 8GB storage, just like its predecessor. Where the device differs is in screen size and camera, with the benchmarks suggesting will see an increase from 4.5-inches to 5-inches with a resolution of 720 x 1280. As for the camera, the rear will bump up from 5MP to 8MP, and the front will offer a 2MP shooter.

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Alleged look at 2nd-gen Moto G

It’s worth noting that the above benchmark specs match pretty closely to what we already heard about the device, although the previous rumor alluded to just a 4.6-inch display. Either way, it sounds like the next-gen Moto G won’t be significantly better than the original, although there could be a few other surprise features thrown into the mix like perhaps LTE, microSD and NFC, but that’s just speculating on our part.

For now, it’s important to remember this is just a rumor and so we wouldn’t put too much faith in its accuracy just yet. What do you think, is this a big enough ‘upgrade’ for the next-gen Moto G? What improvements would you like to see or do you feel that the budget handset is already more than good enough as it is?

  • Jack Parker

    If they price it right then it’ll sell double what the moto g sold

  • GrinigGammalGubbe

    And a even lower price, Moto has a killer!

  • PurelyConservative

    Biggest thing in my mind is make sure that it has LTE. Keep the price point where it is.

    • Collin

      LTE is literally the only thing wrong with my Moto G.

    • Jesus

      lte is 0vr8’d iMo

  • Stephen

    I think it will have LTE and SD due to the fact the update version of the current moto g has that. It’s bound to have a bigger screen and better camera but I heard in specs of two CPUs which makes me wonder if it might be given some of the hands free tricks of the moto x

  • Jonathan Kramer

    Great news!.. Now I can’t wait to see what the next Moto X+1 will be and when.. This looks very cool though :)

  • gabu

    and will there be a micro sd slot too?

  • Dominic Powell

    Could be the Snapdragon 405, in which case it would be a worthy upgrade

  • Francisco Enrique Perez Abreu

    ahhh come on, jumping the 4″ fence too?
    normal people still likes 4.7″ phones!

    • descendency

      I hate to be the one to tell you this, but the Asian markets (which are the next major battleground for the smartphone war) tend to like bigger phones.

      The reality is that the US and Europe will be the people trying to keep phones under 7 inches while the majority of the Asian market pushes it closer to that.

      • Collin

        7 inches is the size of a tablet not a phone you know that right.

        • MasterMuffin

          Asians don’t :D

        • descendency

          I use the word “phone” because it has a cellular modem capable of making and receiving calls, like we are stuck with in the US. What I mean is a smartdevice with such a technology. I don’t care what you call it. In the last 5 years, we have seen flagship phones go from being around 3.7 inches to over 5 inches. Some of those are quite bulky 5 inch phones as well.

      • Francisco Enrique Perez Abreu

        Do you know the term phablet or tablet at least? lol

      • cyborg

        No, Asians don’t.

        BTW does anyone cares about snapdragon 410??

        • descendency

          You do realize that the largest phones made are released in South Korea, China, and Japan – right? There is a reason for that.

      • BatDroid

        @descendency:disqus : That’s not entirely true. Moto G’s success is the proof.

        • descendency

          The Moto G was so successful, that they’ve made it bigger the second time around.

      • McRae

        just blame the asians, you racist.

        No, the real reason is because people actually prefer larger phones. It’s better for multimedia, and phones are now being used for that stuff instead of just texting and calling as we did back when nokia was popular

    • Eric Santos

      5″ Moto G means 5.1″ or 5.2″ Moto X. Ugh, I don’t like this.

    • Lito

      Er, how many normal people do u know?

      • Francisco Enrique Perez Abreu

        Lots including the people up voting my comment… but not you, with that “Er” thing I can tell you aren’t lol

  • crutchcorn

    Dat design dough

  • Fabian Taveras

    Its okay I guess I’m mean all they practically did was just bump up the screen size. But I guess micro SD with a removable battery wouldn’t be so bad either

  • L Poll

    That’s fine but they better keep the same spec and keep it in a similar price range. The Moto G is the one phone that has it all for a great price.

  • Angelo Blerpa Allegra

    I’ve a simple Moto G 8GB. Better camera with MicroSD and LTE would be wonderful. Bigger display is OK, as long as the phone itself is not much bigger, and the display is the same simple awesome quality. I could buy a new revamped one just for this, especially the camera. Removable battery would be then top news, but I’m afraid it’s not going to happen.

    • Collin

      I have the same phone and I think if Moto G happens to not get Android L (my Boost Mobile varient probably won’t) I’ll get an unlocked new one when the revamped version comes out.

  • Gyroscope!!!!

    Moto G is a great device, but without a gyroscope it lacks a number of functions that I want out of a device. Photosphere, for example.

    • Lito

      Yeah, i agree.

    • FluX

      The LTE version has a gyroscope ;)

  • Anonymousfella

    Whats with this dual speaker design? It doesnt look good…

    • Collin

      It’s what they have on the Moto E for front-facing sound.

  • Amit_N

    Seriously those speaker grills look bad.. current Moto G without any marks on front side looks kinda Sexy ;)..
    Also if this is priced right and released worldwide at same time , then Motorola can really hope for double growth in next Quarters..

    • Jesus

      regarding the looks, yes i agree 100%

      They should at least look subtle… like Sony ass.

  • Irfan

    What about the price???
    Will it be hiked or will be available at the price of Moto G???

  • MKA_TR

    Larger screen with the same resolution is not a good thing.

  • turbonut20v

    i like bigger phones im not a midget, i like to keep my device at least a foot and a half away from my face

  • Stan Orelove

    I was planning to get a Moto G LTE for my wife’s birthday in the fall. A bump to a 5″ screen would nix it for her.