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

Thanks to a new Benchmark sighting, we now have a better look at what the second generation Moto G may bring to the table.
August 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?