Motorola Moto G2 to have bigger 5in display and 8MP camera, but otherwise unchanged?

Motorola Moto G2 to have bigger 5in display and 8MP camera, but otherwise unchanged?The Motorola Moto G is nine months old now, which means it's time to start thinking about a successor – something that's surely on the cards for one of the best-selling smartphones of 2014.

And bang on cue, a Moto handset with the model number XT1063 has been spotted on GFXBench with specs that could easily belong to the Moto G2.

The biggest difference the handset offers over the current Moto G is a jump from a 4.5in display to a 5-incher, though the resolution stays at 720p so the pixel density is actually poorer.

The 8MP rear camera also represents a step up from the Moto G's 5MP snapper – one of the handset's least impressive facets – while the front-facer is also improved, jumping from 1.3MP to 2MP.

However, the XT1063 has the same 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 chipset, 1GB helping of RAM and limited 8GB storage quota as the Moto G, which is slightly disappointing. For what it's worth, a previous rumour suggested much the same.

Not that the Moto G is underpowered, but we're so used to seeing incremental spec bumps from one generation to the next that it's automatically a let-down when there isn't one.

Perhaps Motorola doesn't think the Moto G needs significant improvement, or perhaps it can't deliver a decent upgrade without pushing up the price. Or maybe the XT1063 isn't the Moto G2 at all.

The first-generation Moto G was announced in November last year, so hopefully we'll have something more concrete to report on before too much longer.

Via GSMArena

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loofer  Aug. 6, 2014 at 16:06

Still a good buy if they keep it at the same price-point.
Wonder if the original G will still be available and at educed price.


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