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Motorola leaks its own Moto G7 family

Posted: 25 January 2019 8:26 am
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Motorola's packing up to 5,000mAh batteries and dual cameras in its new affordable Moto G7 handsets.

As spotted by CNET, Motorola has inadvertently leaked the full specifications for its Motorola G7 family of devices ahead of its global launch on 7 February.

Motorola's G-series phones aren't quite its "flagship" phones. That plaudit technically belongs to the Moto-Mod capable Moto Z series phones such as the Moto Z3 Play, although rumours continue to circulate that Motorola will revive its RAZR brand for its first foldable phone in 2019.

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The Motorola Moto Z3 combines power with the flexibility of Motorola's unique moto mods.

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Still, here in Australia the Motorola G-series phones are quite easily the most widely available handsets, combining simple design and good specifications at appealing price points.

The Moto G7 series looks to continue this trend, at least based on the specifications revealed thus far for the Moto G7 Play, Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus and Moto G7 Power.

Motorola's keeping with its standard naming scheme for the Moto G7 family, with the low-end covered by the Moto G7 Play, then scaling up to the Moto G7, then the Moto G7 Plus. The Moto G7 Power trades out the dual cameras of the Moto G7 in favour of a huge battery boost, with a 5,000mAh internal battery. There's a mix of rectangular notches or teardrop style notches on the new Moto G7 phones.

As per CNET's spotting, here are the specifications for the new Moto G7 family:

Moto G7 PlusMotorola Moto G7Moto G7 PlayMoto G7 Power
Screen6.24 inches6.24 inches5.7 inches6.2 inches
Resolution2,270 x 1,080 pixels2,270 x 1,080 pixels1,512 x 720 pixels1,520 x 720 pixels
Pixel density403ppi403ppi294ppi271ppi
Operating systemAndroid PieAndroid PieAndroid PieAndroid Pie
Processor1.8GHz Snapdragon 6361.8GHz Snapdragon 6321.8GHz Snapdragon 6321.8GHz Snapdragon 632
Storage64GB (base)64GB32GB (base)32GB
Storage expansionYesYesYesYes
Rear camera16 megapixels with f/1.7 aperture and 5 megapixels with f/2.2 aperture12 megapixels with f/1.8 aperture and 5 megapixels with f/2.2 aperture13 megapixels with f/2.0 aperture12 megapixels with f/2.0 aperture
Slow-motion recordingN / AN / AN / AN / A
Front camera12 megapixels with f/2.0 aperture8 megapixels with f/2.2 aperture8 megapixels with f/2.2 aperture8 megapixels with f/2.2 aperture
RAM4GB (base)4GB2GB (base)3GB
Battery3,000mAh3,000mAh3,000mAh5,000mAh
Removable batteryNoNoNoNo
Connectivity4G LTE, Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4, 5GHz)4G LTE, Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4, 5GHz)4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11n (2.4, 5GHz)4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11n
NFCYes (may vary by market)Varies according to the marketYes (may vary by market)Varies according to the market
WaterproofN/AN/AN/AN/A
Fingerprint readerYes, on the backYes, on the backYes, on the backYes, on the back
Iris readerNoNoNoNo
Face recognitionYesYesN/AN/A
Wireless chargingN/AN/AN/AN/A
Special featuresDrop-style notch, headphone jackDrop-style notch, headphone jackHeadphone jackHeadphone jack
Size157 x 75.3 x 8.27mm157 x 75.3 x 7.92mm147.3 x 71.5 x 7.99m159.4 x 76 x 9.3mm
Weight172 grams174 grams149 grams193 grams

There's no word as yet of course as to which of these devices we'll see down under, but if you asked us to put money on the line, we'd bet more towards the G7 Play end of the spectrum rather than the G7 Power. Although that 5,000mAh battery is pretty compelling, so it would be nice to see it down under.

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