Know how there’s been whispers around the Android block for months now in regards to a potential [easyazon-link asin=”B00E92AV2W” locale=”us”]Moto X[/easyazon-link] sibling with a more budget-friendly price tag and lower-end specs? Well, they are whispers no more, following a temporary listing of a mystery Moto G on the OEM’s website and now an unexpectedly thorough feature list leak.
The spec sheet comes by way of Twitter (where else?) via unstoppable rumormonger @EvLeaks (who else?), whose track record speaks for itself. The great news is that the G is tipped to not take the performance down more than a notch while lowering the pricing bar to $0 with contracts.
We’re guessing that’s valid only for the U.S. though, at least if previous gossip checks out and the Moto G is to become available globally by the end of the year.
In any case, Moto X’s less gifted brother should sport the exact same 4.7-inch 720p AMOLED screen while swapping the custom-made dual-core 1.7 GHz X8 CPU for a more conventional quad-core S4 Pro solution from Qualcomm clocked at 1.5 GHz.
Doesn’t sound like much of a downgrade so far, albeit the storage will be cut in half (8 and 16 GB options instead of 16 and 32), the battery will be shrunken from 2,200 mAh to 1,950 and the camera is to don an 8 MP sensor, not 10. Still, pretty great (purported) value for (no) money, don’t you think?