Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus Android handsets announced – first look videos

Moto G and Moto G Plus Android handsets announced

Lenovo has officially announced the much-anticipated fourth-generation Moto G Android handset, and has also lobbed in a new Moto G Plus version.

Unusually, the phones were launched at an event in India, and the specs for both look pretty decent.

Moto G and Moto G Plus Android handsets announced

Both the Moto G and G Plus handsets will pack a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920×1080) display and be powered by a Snapdragon 617 processor backed by Adreno 405 graphics and a fairly beefy 3,000mAh battery, promising six hours of life after a swift 15 minute recharge.

Running the latest Android Marshmallow OS and Moto Display and Moto Actions enhancements, storage options on the phones run from 16GB up to 64GB, with RAM coming in 2GB to 4GB flavours. The look of the handsets can be customised via Motorola’s Moto Maker service.

Paying out extra for the Plus version gives you a fingerprint sensor integrated into a new physical home button and an improved camera: the standard handset offers a 13-megapixel camera, while the Moto G Plus ups the resolution to 16 megapixels and adds laser focus and phase-detect autofocus.

Both phones have a 5MP front facing camera.

The prices have skipped upwards from the previous generation, with the Moto G being available in the UK from early June SIM-free for £169, followed by the G Plus later in the month for £199.

 

Moto G4 key specs

  • 5.5in IPS screen, 1920×1080, 400ppi, Gorilla Glass 3
  • 1.5GHz octacore Snapdragon 617 processor
  • Adreno 405 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • 13Mp rear camera
  • 5Mp front camera
  • 3000mAh battery (with TurboPower)
  • Colours: Black / White
  • 7.9mm thick

Moto G4 Plus key specs

  • 5.5in IPS screen, 1920×1080, 400ppi, Gorilla Glass 3
  • 1.5GHz octacore Snapdragon 617 processor
  • Adreno 405 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 16Mp rear camera
  • 5Mp front camera
  • 3000mAh battery (with TurboPower)
  • Colours: Black / White
  • 7.9mm thick