Moto G6, G6 Plus, and G6 Play – Everything You Need to Know

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Lenovo will be launching the Moto G6 smartphones in 2018 to compete against the other budget smartphones. Last year, we have seen the Moto G5 & G5 Plus along with the upgraded Moto G5s & G5s Plus smartphones. Now in 2018, the company is actually going to launch three devices under the Moto G series – Moto G6, G6 Plus, and G6 Play. Looking at the current market trends, we expect the company to embrace the 18:9 display technology.

Moto G6, G6 Plus, and G6 Play Listed Online with Full Specifications

(March 30th, 2018)

In the past few weeks, there are quite a few leaks about the upcoming Moto smartphones. Now, the Moto G6, G6 Plus, and G6 Play listings are found one of the Hungarian online stores. The first look and complete specifications of all the three devices are now revealed. However, there is no information regarding the pricing or availability of these devices. The Moto G4 Play launched in 2016 is the last smartphone to launch under the Play series.

On the design front, the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play exactly similar but comes in different sizes. The Moto G6 comes with a 5.7-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) display with 18:9 aspect ratio. On the other hand, the Moto G6 Plus sports a slightly bigger 5.93-inch display with the same Full HD+ resolution. While the Moto G6 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Mobile Platform, the Moto G6 Plus comes with a much better Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform.

Talking about the Moto G6 Play, it comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) display and is powered by unknown octa-core processor. We expect the company to opt for the MediaTek chipset for this device. The Moto G6 Play comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. Both the Moto G6 & G6 Plus come in 3GB & 4GB RAM variants with 32GB and 64GB of internal storage respectively.

The Moto G6 Plus additionally comes in 6GB RAM variant. Even with the 18:9 displays, the upcoming Moto G6 smartphones offers relatively larger bezels. The Moto G6 and G6 Plus sports a fingerprint sensor on the front. Whereas the Moto G6 Play comes with a rear-facing fingerprint sensor integrated into the Moto dimple. All the three devices will be running on the Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

Coming to the cameras, the Moto G6 and G6 Plus shares the same camera sensors. There is a 12MP + 5MP dual camera setup on the rear and a 16MP selfie camera on the front. The Moto G6 Play comes with a 12MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. There is an LED flash on the front and rear of all the three devices. Interestingly, the Moto G6 Play is backed by a 4,000mAh battery, while the Moto G6 Plus with a bigger screen size comes with a 3,200mAh battery.

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Motorola to Launch Moto G6 Series on April 19th in Brazil

(April 5th, 2018)

We have already seen tons of leaks about the upcoming Moto G6 smartphones. The company is expected to unveil the Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, and Moto G6 Plus smartphones this year. While there is no information about the India launch date, the company has scheduled a launch event on April 19th in Brazil. On that day, we will be seeing the Moto G6 series devices. The local pricing and availability of all the three devices will be revealed on that day.

We also expect the India launch to happen by the end of this month. Even Lenovo hasn’t launched any new smartphones in India in 2018. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details about the Moto G6, G6 Plus, and G6 Play smartphones!

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Moto G6 Plus with Snapdragon 660 SoC Listed on Geekbench

(April 15th, 2018)

Motorola will be soon launching the three new smartphones under the Moto G6 series. There are already tons of leaks about the Moto G6, G6 Plus, and G6 Play. While the earlier leaks revealed the Moto G6 Plus to sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset, the Geekbench listing mentioned it to sport much powerful Snapdragon 660 chipset. According to the listing, the Mot0 G6 Plus also packs 4GB of RAM and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

The smartphone had scored 872 on single-core and 4132 on multi-core tests. Though there is no official confirmation, the device might launch in two different variants powered by Snapdragon 630 & Snapdragon 660 processors. As of now, the company is yet to announce the India launch date for the Moto G6 smartphones. However, the company has scheduled an event on April 19th in Brazil where it is expected to unveil these new smartphones. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!

Latest: Moto G6, G6 Plus, and G6 Play Are Now Official

As expected, Motorola unveiled the new Moto G6 smartphones today in Brazil. While there are tons of leaks about all the three devices, now we got to know the official details along with the pricing. The Moto G6 Play priced at BRL 1,099 (USD 199) is the most affordable smartphone in the Moto G6 series. Talking about the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus, these are priced at BRL 1,299 (USD 249) and BRL 1,599 (EUR 299) respectively.

Moto G6 PlayMoto G6Moto G6 Plus
Display5.7" Display
HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels)
18:9 Aspect Ratio
5.7" Display
Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels)
18:9 Aspect Ratio
5.9" Display
Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels)
18:9 Aspect Ratio
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 427
1.4GHz Octa-core Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon
1.8GHz Octa-core Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
2.2GHz Octa-core Processor
RAM2GB/3GB3GB/4GB4GB/6GB
Storage16GB/32GB + MicroSD Card Slot32GB/64GB + MicroSD Card Slot64GB + MicroSD Card Slot
CamerasRear: 13MP
Front: 5MP
Rear: 12MP + 5MP
Front: 8MP
Rear: 12MP + 5MP
Front: 8MP
Battery4000mAh
TurboPower Charging
3000mAh
TurboPower Charging
3200mAh
TurboPower Charging
OSAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Fingerprint SensorYesYesYes
ColorsDeep Indigo & Flash grayDeep Indigo, Silver, Black & BlushDeep Indigo & Nimbus

The company will be launching all the three devices in other key markets in next one or two months. As of now, there is no official confirmation about the specific launch date of these devices in the Indian market. Motorola also launched the Moto E5, Moto E5 Plus, and Moto E5 Play smartphones. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details.

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