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Shady Motorola Moto G2 image and underwhelming specs crop up

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moto-g2Extra LTE connectivity and microSD support couldn’t make the recently refreshed Motorola Moto G version qualify for an upgrade, and with the original now around eight months old, it seems only logical to expect a follow-up in the near future.

But bumping up the ultra-affordable, surprisingly zippy first-gen G while keeping the price bar low may prove really problematic for Lenovo-subsidiary-to-be Motorola, so, according to an obscure Galician Android blog, they’re not going to. Bump it up, that is.

Not very prominently, at least, as alleged “inside sources” say the Moto G2 (or however it ends up being called) shall pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 305 GPU, as well as sport a 4.5-inch 1,280 x 720 pixels resolution display.

Sounds familiar? That’s because the 2013 Moto G’s spec sheet has the same highlights. The sole (semi-) major improvement Mallando Android suggests is in the cards is a move from 5 to 8 megapixels when it comes to rear-facing camera sensors. Also, the G2 might accommodate dual SIM cards at once, though I wouldn’t exactly call that a big step forward.

Otherwise, the G and G2 could be identical twins, which begs the obvious question: why do we need an “upgrade” in the first place? Oh, right, the photo “leaked” by our Spanish insiders hints at a subtle facelift, with Moto E’s front speakers added in the mix. Anyone else hoping the “intel” is dead wrong?

Via [Mallando Android]

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