September 20, 2020

The first 5G Moto G phone is on the way

The Moto G 5G will pack more than just fast download speeds according to this leaked render.

Moto G8 Plus profile show with rear gradient

Credit: Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority

  • The Moto G 5G has leaked, and its expected to be the first 5G phone in the series.
  • An apparent render shows a quad rear camera setup and two punch holes.
  • Motorola’s phone also seems to pack a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

The Moto G series of phones arguably made budget phones cool when the first model was launched back in 2013. Ever since then, the range has regularly rolled out affordable yet dependable wares.

Now, serial leaker Evan Blass has revealed that Motorola is working on a Moto G 5G smartphone, poised to become the first 5G-enabled Moto G handset.

A picture posted by Blass on his Patreon account shows a phone with a quad rear camera setup (featuring a 48MP main camera), as well as what appears to be punch holes for two selfie sensors. Hopefully we’ve got a normal/ultra-wide combo up-front rather than a depth sensor. Check out the image below.

Moto G 5G Evan Blass on Patreon

Another noteworthy feature gleaned from the Moto G 5G render is an apparent side-mounted fingerprint scanner as opposed to an in-display sensor or a scanner embedded in the Moto logo.

We don’t know anything else about the new Motorola phone, but we’re expecting budget pricing given the Moto G branding. For example, the Moto G8 Plus retails for ~$250 in the US, so we’re likely looking at something in this price tier or somewhat higher given the 5G support.

News of a Moto G 5G also comes two weeks after Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 690 chipset, its first 5G processor in the 600 series. The last few mainline Moto G phones used Snapdragon 600 series processors, so we’d expect the Snapdragon 690 in this new model.

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