Rumors: Moto G2 Set for Debut on September 4

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The Moto G has been one of the bestselling mid-range smartphones in recent times.

It is not surprising that this Motorola device has been hugely well-received given that it offered a brilliant mixture of great performance and features in a package that was less than half the price of many high end smartphones. The Moto G2 could continue this trend if its rumored features, which appear more likely to be certain, make it to the phone.


The Moto G offered a 4.5 inch display with 720p resolution. This was one of the standout aspects of the phone, as it was able to match the pixel density of the iPhone 5S in a screen that was larger. Offering 326 pixels per inch, the Moto G is capable of producing an incredible amount of detail, but the Moto G2 could go even further. Rumors about 5 inch display with full HD resolution indicate that the Moto G2 is looking to take the stakes even higher. This 5 inch display will only be slightly smaller than the rumor 5.2 inch display on the Moto X2, which would be priced significantly higher than the Moto G2.


For all its value for money features, the Moto G did not really excel when it came to imaging capabilities because of its five megapixel camera. This is likely to be increased to an 8 megapixel camera along with abilities to shoot full HD videos, which is a feature absent on its predecessor.


Front facing speakers have been making its way into the mobile phones in the last few years with the HTC One M8 and the Sony Xperia Z2 being the more popular ones in recent times. The Moto G2, though, is expected to offer Moto G2 front facing speakers for much less. The provision of these new speakers indicates that the Moto G2 is ready to take on the mantle as a proper multimedia device in addition to being a great phone. This is once again confirmed by rumors of microSD card support for the first time.


The Moto G offered 8 GB and 16 GB internal memory options with no possibility to expand the memory using microSD cards. The Moto G2 is expected to ditch the 8 GB variant in favor of providing memory card slots. It is far easier to expand memory using such memory cards given their falling prices. It would not be surprising to see the Moto G2 offered only in the 16 GB variant. A 32 GB offering could increase the price of the device closer to the upcoming Moto X2.

Despite the improvements in the screen size and the support for memory cards, the Moto G2 does not appear ready to up the ante in terms of performance. The phone could feature a similar snapdragon 400 processor. The performance is likely to be increased slightly due to the quad core 1.7 GHz processor, a 0.5 GHz improvement in clock speed over the current generation. Prices of the Moto G2 could start at $330, a significant price rise compared to the Moto G.

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