2015 is shaping up to be quite interesting as far as Motorola products go. For the past two years, attention largely focused on the flagship Moto X, then shifted focus to the mid-range Moto G, and finally finished off with the entry level Moto E. This year however, seemingly all the talk is touting the features and nuances of the Moto G (2015) due in large part to the substantial leaks that have appeared for the hardware.
Even though we are just days away from the July 28th press event Motorola is planning (presumably) to unveil its new handsets, the leaks just keep on coming. Thanks to a screenshot obtained from a U.S. Cellular inventory management database, we now know what will apparently be the price for the Moto G (2015): $179.99. This is essentially the exact same price last year’s model launched at, which is quite impressive when considering just what the device is said to be packing.
According to leaks to-date, the Moto G will have a 5-inch Full HD AMOLED display, come with 2GB of RAM, a 1.7GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 610 CPU, 8 or 16GB of storage, may have water resistance, LTE, and come with Android 5.1.1. It will apparently also be sold on Motorola’s website where buyers can make use of Moto Maker, the first for the G-series. Given the potential of higher specs, it will be of particular interest what specs the “stock model” variant has. As some have argued, the full spec sheet being hinted for this device usually commands a higher price tag.
It will be interesting to see how the Moto G fares, along with the X and rumored X Sport that are said to be announced alongside with this device come Tuesday. Given that these will be the first products launched in the company’s post-Google world, Lenovo might try for a more aggressive advertising campaign or promotional angle to try and garner higher sales. Likewise, if the devices prove to be quite popular, it might spur Lenovo to actively get into the smartphone game in Western markets, using the Moto series as a segue.
Make sure to check back again on Tuesday so you can get all the official news and updates about the new Motorola line-up when it lands.