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Photos of an alleged Moto G6 Play leaked

Some images allegedly of the upcoming Motorola Moto G6 Play hit the 'net today. It looks like a low-priced device with plenty of battery power.

Published onMarch 2, 2018

  • Images allegedly of a Moto G6 Play hit the ‘net today. The front and back of an unpowered device are depicted.
  • The phone appears to stick with the Play trend of having low-end specs and a large battery.
  • Some rumored specs are floating around, but we won’t know anything for sure until Motorola makes an official announcement.

Last year, at Mobile World Congress 2017, Motorola and its parent company Lenovo announced the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. We expected Motorola to perform a similar launch at MWC 2018 for the Moto G6, G6 Plus, and G6 Play, but no announcement came.

However, right after MWC ended, some leaked images showed up online that allegedly depict a Moto G6 Play. The photos apparently came from a Taiwanese certification agency:

Usually, the “Play” moniker that Motorola uses to distinguish different types of phones within the same series is to signify lower specs and longer battery life. With that in mind, it’s no surprise to see that the phone in the images has a 5.7-inch, 2:1 aspect ratio display, some larger bezels than the trend nowadays, and a Micro USB port rather than a USB Type-C port.

Possible pricing, display, and chipset for Moto G6 family leaks
Motorola G6

Other than the fact that the fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back of the phone, that’s all we can indeed confirm from looking at these pics. However, the alleged specs for the Moto G6 Play include it will come with a 4,000 mAh battery, which should give you plenty of juice. Since the processor will most likely be a Snapdragon 430 and the display resolution is allegedly only 1440 x 720, that should help extend the daily battery usage even further.

Its rumored that the device will come with Android 8.0 Oreo right out of the box, have a 16 MP camera on the rear, and come in two RAM/storage options: 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage, or 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage.

In other words, this phone won’t be a powerhouse, but it will be great for use as a long-lasting device at a low price-point. How low the price will be and when we’ll see an official launch is unknown for now, but it won’t be long before Motorola makes an official announcement.

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