Moto G 2015 early hands on

Just yesterday, specifications were leaked for the upcoming Moto G 2015 model and now a fully working handset has landed into the hands of reviewers over at LaptopMedia, all ahead of the smartphone’s official launch in just a few days.

The overall look is relatively familiar to previous generation Moto G handsets, with the exception of the strip on the back. The reviewers also pointed out that the build quality is apparently up to par with other more expensive flagship smartphones on the market. Let’s hope that this bold claim is accurate and not just a result of a little over-excitement, as it would be impressive if Motorola can improve the build quality while still retaining a roughly $200 price tag.

Unfortunately, the hands-on doesn’t reveal anything about the Moto G’s internal hardware. The latest leak that we have to go on suggests that the phone will come equipped with a 5.0-inch 720p resolution display, 4G LTE connectivity, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, a quad-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon 410 processor, 8GB or 16GB of on-board storage, a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera.

There has also been several mentions of an IPX7 certification for water resistance up to one meter, which is a nice addition and may explain the better feeling build quality.

The Moto G 2015 is scheduled to launch on July 28th at an event taking place in New York, so there isn’t long left to wait for all of the official details.