Motorola expands midrange phone line-up with fourth generation Moto G family

Motorola expands midrange phone line-up with fourth generation Moto G family
Motorola expands midrange phone line-up with fourth generation Moto G family

Motorola overnight introduced three new low-to-midrange smartphones that will make up its fourth generation Moto G family: the Moto G4 Play, Moto G4, and Moto G4 Plus.

The Moto G4 Play (pictured above) is the cheapest of the three, and sticks to the mould set by last year's Moto G. The 5-inch phone has a 720p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, a 2,800mAh battery, and 8MP rear-facing camera. While last year's Moto G was rated IPX7 for water-resistance, the G4 Play is merely splash resistant.

The Moto G4 (pictured above) and Moto G4 Plus are both larger, 5.5-inch smartphones with 1080p displays and a faster Snapdragon 617 eight-core processor.

While the two share a number of specifications, the cheaper Moto G4 offers a 13MP rear-facing camera, up to 32GB of storage, and 2GB of RAM. The Moto G4 Plus has a 16MP rear-facing camera, up to 64GB of expandable storage, up to 4GB of RAM, and adds a front-facing fingerprint reader to the mix. Both phones are also splash resistant.

All three phones ship with an unmodified version of Android Marshmallow. 

Local pricing and availability for the Moto G4 family have yet to be announced. Based on pricing conversions, the Moto G4 should start at around AUD$335, and Moto G4 Plus at approximately AUD$395. International pricing for the Moto G4 Play has yet to be announced, but based on hardware, it will almost certainly be the cheapest out of the three. 

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