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Moto G 2015 Gets Hands-On Treatment ahead of Launch

July 24, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Motorola has an event set for next Tuesday in New York City, where it is all but confirmed that the company will be launching their third-generation Moto G. That is their mid-range device, which has typically cost under $200. We’ve seen leaks after leaks after leaks of the device in the past few weeks, and today Laptop Media did a hands-on treatment with the device.

From what we can tell with these pictures, it still appears to be a relatively thick device. With some pretty massive bezels. But that’s kinda expected for a device that’s going to cost under $200.  It also looks like Motorola is still sticking with vanilla Android. Many were afraid that Lenovo would have them switch over to Lenovo’s skin, but that appears to not be the case here. Additionally, the back seems to be a bit more rugged than previous generations of the Moto G. There’s also the strip in the middle for the camera along with the dimple. Which is also, supposedly, present on the Moto X 2015. That we are also expecting to be announced at their event on Tuesday. We can also see that there is a removable back. However the battery is embedded. That also shows us there is a microSD card slot.

The rumors we’ve heard is that the Moto G will be sporting a 5-inch 1080p display, along with 2GB of RAM and 8GB or 16GB of storage. We haven’t heard much about the processor, but it’ll likely feature a Snapdragon 400-series processor. The Snapdragon 415 is due to be out in the second half of this year, so it’s quite possible this could be the first device with the Snapdragon 415 processor, if not, we’ll likely see the Snapdragon 410 here.

Motorola has done extremely well with their Moto G. In fact, their first generation Moto G was their most successful phone…ever! That’s largely due to it being available everywhere, and on virtually every carrier here in the US. But it’s still a good thing for the company. We will be live at Motorola’s event on Tuesday to see exactly what they have in store for us. So make sure you stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the pictures down below from Laptop Media’s hands-on.