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Moto G7 looking to OPPO and vivo for notch inspiration?

The Motorola Moto G7 design may have been revealed in a new 360-degree render video, revealing a waterdrop-style notch.

Published onOctober 5, 2018

Moto G7 render images of the device in silver with a green display.
  • The Moto G7 design has potentially been revealed in a new render video.
  • The handset has much in common with its predecessor, though it changes things up with the display.
  • It looks like we can expect a long display with a waterdrop-style notch at the top.

A render video of the rumored Motorola Moto G7 has emerged online, potentially revealing the handset from all angles. The video arrived via MySmartPrice and OnLeaks, who have leaked a number of accurate design videos previously.

The G7 is the anticipated seventh generation of Motorola’s budget handset range, and it appears to share a lot in common with its predecessor, the G6.

It’s essentially the same shape, with curved rear sides on the back and what looks like a similar dual-lens rear camera with dual flash. There’s also what looks like USB Type-C connectivity and a headphone port on the bottom of the unit.

A couple of significant differences, however, are noted with the display.

There’s a waterdrop-style notch at the top center of the handset — like seen on the recent OPPO F9 and vivo V11 Pro — and what looks like a wide top-speaker and/or earpiece, while the previously front-mounted fingerprint scanner appears to have been moved to the back of the phone to accommodate the longer screen. Aside from the divisive notch aspect of the situation, this move should be for the better, as it would allow for a superior screen-to-body ratio.

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The Moto G7 is expected to arrive alongside the larger LG G7 Plus and possibly two more G-series phones. One of these may a “Play”-branded model, while the other may be under the “Power” moniker.

The Moto G6, released earlier in 2018, was a handsome little device and I’m pleased to see its successor may perhaps offer a similar style, and retain the headphone jack. Let’s just hope it offers better low-light photos than its predecessor, which was one of its sticking points.

As for its price and release date, it’s too early to say, though it’s bound to be another wallet-friendly phone. Give us your thoughts on the Moto G7 in the comments.

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