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Update, June 22: A video apparently showing a Moto G (3rd generation) prototype has also surfaced. Check it out below (via HDBlog).

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Original post, June 21: The second half of the year is nearly upon us and we are expecting more than enough good announcements. Among the most important ones is the 3rd-generation Moto G, which will likely follow its predecessors’ footsteps by offering the best bang for your buck. We don’t know much of the upcoming device and are limited to speculations, which is why we are so excited to show you today’s leaked images. These are way better than anything we have seen of this smartphone.

The device at hand (XT1543) looks like your average Motorola handset. The design is streamlines and very basic. The textured back makes it look a little more unique. It also seems to have a new metal-looking strip right below the camera, which is something completely different. It looks a bit like what LG does, but we are sure the Moto G (if this is, in fact, the rumored device) will only have it for aesthetic purposes.


Rumored specs include Android 5.1.1, a 5-inch screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, LTE, an 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front-facing shooter. All these specs make total sense, and they are just what we would expect from a Moto G. The best improvements are probably the processor and cameras.

Do keep in mind these are still nothing but rumors and leaks. Nothing is for sure until the manufacturer makes its announcement, so take this information with a healthy dose of salt. The images were taken from “a Chinese digital forum”, so we can’t exactly give them our approval, but they sure look convincing.

We are excited to see what Motorola has for us this year. The new Moto G, Moto X and possibly the Moto E should be coming very soon. You can bet we will be all over it as soon as more details emerge. For now, you can hit the comments and let us know what you think of these leaked images.

By the way, you can also take a look at our reviews on the Moto G 1st-gen and Moto G 2nd-gen. Just in case you want to learn more about them.