It looks like Motorola’s 4G LTE-enabled, microSD-supporting Moto G refresh was indeed nothing but a temporary replacement for the first-gen budget champion, with a bona fide sequel already in the works. The G2, or G+1, was at one point rumored to merely overhaul design while preserving most of the original’s tech specs.
But ultimately, chances are that won’t quite be the case, as one seemingly credible benchmark pegged the G2 as a larger 5 incher with more capable dual cameras. And now the screen size scoop is validated by a second source, which also solves the timing puzzle.
If GSM Arena’s anonymous retailer insider is correct, the dual-SIM 5-inch Moto G2 could go on sale as early as September 10 in Europe. That means a formal announcement may be closer than we thought, and either Motorola plans a press event by the end of August, or they’ll visit Berlin’s IFA in early September, just like Samsung, Sony, Huawei or Microsoft.
Intriguingly, the mole has nothing to report on the Moto X+1 front, so it’s possible the customizable high-ender shall land later in September. Maybe alongside Verizon’s Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini follow-ups.
Back to the G2, the European recommended retail pricing will allegedly circle €250, or $333. Sounds steep, especially for a CPU/GPU/RAM configuration that strikingly resembles the mid-ranger’s predecessor. But we’re guessing 4G LTE is included, and perhaps a beefed-up 16 GB internal ROM too.
Via [GSM Arena]