Motorola's much awaited Moto G (4th gen) aka Moto G4 series is expected to finally see the light of the day on May 17 in New Delhi.
To provide a better perspective on the upcoming fourth generation Moto G, we have sifted through numerous credible sources to list the key features, which are most likely to make the cut in Motorola's new device.
Design and display:
Lenovo-owned Motorola is expected to announce two variants of the mid-range phone – one a generic Moto G (4th gen) model and another higher-end dubbed as the Moto G4 Plus.
Both the devices are said to come with same design language, but differ in terms of internal hardware.
Last month, popular Twitter spy Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) posted the promotional image of Moto G4 Plus series phone. It showed the white-hued Moto-branded device resembling the Moto G (3rd Gen) with some cosmetic changes on both the back and the front.
Third generation Moto G series features two speaker grilles — one on the top and another at the bottom. However, the lower speaker has been replaced in its successor, with a square-shaped physical home button. Many believe it will house a fingerprint sensor, but this feature will be exclusive to the top-end G4 Plus.
Moto G4 Plus image:
As per the latest leaked image of generic Moto G (4th gen) model does not feature any physical home button. So, it won't be featuring any bio-metric sensor.
Moto G (4th gen) normal model image:
On the back, both the Moto G4 series phones sport a smooth polycarbonate based shell with a small silver strip featuring the camera with dual-LED flash (below), which extends to the middle culminating with Motorola's trademark batwing logo.
In the upcoming model, the company has trimmed the metal strip, to house only the snapper and the LED flash, while the batwing logo is placed in a dimple separately, below the camera module similar to the first generation Moto X.
Word on the street is that the both Moto G4 series models will feature 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) display and come with metal-frame around the edge to provide a sturdy structure, so that the devices can withstand the accidental fall and also make the phone exude a premium feel.
Processor, RAM and Storage:
Just a few days ago, Moto G4 series made an appearance on the Geekbench website, revealing that the device will house Qualcomm Snapdragon (MSM8952) 617 octa-core processor backed by sumptuous 3GB RAM.
Both the models will also have 16GB inbuilt storage with option of expansion via microSD card.
Besides the fingerprint sensor, the camera is the other key differentiating factor between the Moto G4 and its Plus variant. The former is said to house a 13MP primary camera, whereas the latter is expected to come packed with superior 16MP shooter on the rear.
But both the devices are expected to boast laser autofocus and feature a 5MP wide-angle camera on the front.
In the Moto G (3rd gen), the company incorporated 2470mAh battery, which according to our review faired really well. It managed to keep the phone running for a whole day under mixed usage.
Now, the upcoming phone is expected to come with huge upgrade probably around 3000mAh, considering that Moto G4 are 0.5-inch bigger and also two times higher display resolution than its predecessor.
The new Moto G series is almost confirmed to come with quick battery charging as the company has teased this feature on Twitter few days back.
Mobile operating System:
Like all previous Moto series phones, the new device is also expected to come with latest Android software. So, fans can expect the Moto G4 series to ship with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box.
Value added features:
Last year, Moto G (3rd gen) came with IP67 water-proof certification and now, its successor is also expected to boast same feature considering the fact that the Motorola devices will not be coming in an all-metal body like rivals such Redmi Note 3 and Meizu M3 Note, among others.
Moto G4 series is also tipped to come with the Near Field Communication (NFC), a faster version of Bluetooth wireless data transfer technology.
In addition to that, the new Motorola phone will also house biometric-based fingerprint security sensor on the home button, but it will come in the top-end G4 Plus model only.
The launch price of the 2015 models -- 8GB and 16GB -- were Rs.11, 999 and Rs. 12,999, respectively and now, considering the prevailing smartphone market, Motorola is expected to retail the new Moto G4 series in the same price range.
Rival brands such as Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, LeEco 1s (and new Eco model) and Lenovo K4 Note, others, which come with similar specifications fall in Rs.9,999 and Rs. 13,000 price bracket.
Last year, Motorola released the Moto G (3rd gen) on Flipkart within hours of unveiling device.
The new Moto G4 series is expected to be made available to the public for purchase on the same day, but this time, the company has roped in Amazon India as the exclusive seller.
Watch this space for more updates.