Motorola on Tuesday unveiled the latest generation of its popular Moto G smartphone. Or should we say smartphones.
The new lineup includes three tiered models with specs to match.
On the bottom step of the new Moto G ladder is the Moto G Play. The 5-inch Play comes with quad-core Snapdragon processor, 720p display, 8 GB or 16GB of storage and a 2800 mAh battery.
Just up a notch is the mid-model Moto G, also known as the G4, which comes with a 5.5-inch screen, octa-core Snapdragon processor, 13 mp rear camera and 3,000 mAh battery. The device also comes either 16 GB or 32 GB of storage and interchangeable colored shells.
For its top-tier model, Motorola took a page from Apple’s naming guide, dubbing the device the Moto G Plus. Just as Apple’s iPhone Plus line improves on the specs of the base iPhone, so, too, does the Moto G Plus boost the Moto G’s mid-range features. Particular improvements in the Moto G Plus include a beefed up 16 mp rear camera and a fingerprint reader capable of waking the device from sleep mode and authorizing purchases on Google Play.
The company said the Moto G Plus is available starting today in both Brazil and India. The Moto G is also available immediately in Brazil. The company said both models will make their way to North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific “soon.”
The Moto G Play will follow, Motorola said, with global availability slated for later this summer.
The Moto G Plus is currently listed at a base price of 1,469 Brazilian real, or about $420. The Moto G is slightly cheaper at 1299 Brazilian real, or about $370.
No word yet on the price of the Moto G Play.