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The first 5G Moto G phone is on the way
- The Moto G 5G has leaked, and its expected to be the first 5G phone in the series.
- An apparent render shows a quad rear camera setup and two punch holes.
- Motorola’s phone also seems to pack a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The Moto G series of phones arguably made budget phones cool when the first model was launched back in 2013. Ever since then, the range has regularly rolled out affordable yet dependable wares.
A picture posted by Blass on his Patreon account shows a phone with a quad rear camera setup (featuring a 48MP main camera), as well as what appears to be punch holes for two selfie sensors. Hopefully we’ve got a normal/ultra-wide combo up-front rather than a depth sensor. Check out the image below.
Another noteworthy feature gleaned from the Moto G 5G render is an apparent side-mounted fingerprint scanner as opposed to an in-display sensor or a scanner embedded in the Moto logo.
We don’t know anything else about the new Motorola phone, but we’re expecting budget pricing given the Moto G branding. For example, the Moto G8 Plus retails for ~$250 in the US, so we’re likely looking at something in this price tier or somewhat higher given the 5G support.
News of a Moto G 5G also comes two weeks after Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 690 chipset, its first 5G processor in the 600 series. The last few mainline Moto G phones used Snapdragon 600 series processors, so we’d expect the Snapdragon 690 in this new model.