Motorola May 17th launch event

Many fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the first Motorola handsets since the company’s acquisition by Lenovo and that wait may soon be over. Motorola has begun sending out press invites to an event in New Delhi, which is scheduled for May 17th.

Motorola is expected to unveil the recently leaked Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus smartphones at the event. The previous generations of these handsets have proven particularly popular in India and the timing is pretty much right for a Moto G (3rd gen) successor, which was announced back in July 2015.

The Moto G4 is rumored to feature a 5.5-inch display with a 1080p resolution. The handset is supposedly powered by an octa-core processor, although we don’t know exactly which chipset the phone will be using. It’s quite possibly a low cost Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 or 435. There’s also said to be 2GB of RAM and a 13 megapixel rear camera on board. The G4 Plus model is expected to come with a slightly higher resolution 16 megapixel camera.

Little else is known about the smartphones, but we have seen them appear in photographs and renders a number of times already. Leaked pictures suggest that the smartphones will come with a metal frame around its edges and a fingerprint scanner, at least on the G4 Plus variant.

Pencil May 17th into your calendars people.

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