Motorola is now officially part of Lenovo. Well they have actually been part of Lenovo for a couple of years now, but they are now just “Moto” and are a brand of Lenovo. They’ve also shaken up the executive team in the mobile division of Lenovo and Moto, and it’s leaving many of us to wonder what Moto’s 2016 is going to look like. It looks like we’ve just gotten a sneak peak of what this year may look like for Moto as Evleaks or Evan Blass, has leaked out a picture of what the bottom part of the front of the device is going to look like.
The device, Evleaks says is the Moto G4 Plus. Which another Twitter user (who may be an employee of Motorola, or someone that works in the Merchandise Mart where Moto’s headquarters are located in Chicago) “confirmed” that it is the Moto G4 Plus. Of course we’ll still take all of this with a grain of salt until Moto or Lenovo actually announces the device – which will likely be around July or August. The picture, which is below, appears to be a render or even an artist drawing, but it does show that there is a square button in the chin. Now this is likely a home button as well as a fingerprint reader. But it is also possible that Moto is sticking with softkeys and doing a fingerprint sensor down there. it actually looks quite similar to some of the phones coming out of China these days. Big surprise since Moto is actually a Chinese company now.
Nothing else is yet known about the Moto G4 Plus. It’s unclear if the “Plus” is for a larger screen or something else altogether. But it looks like it’ll be following up behind the Moto G 2015 which was one of the best smartphones under $250 in 2015, and consistently held that title with their two generations before that. Moto hasn’t made any plans to announce any new smartphones just yet, so this still could be early in the development phase. It could even be a prototype that doesn’t make it to the final design that Moto will show off when it’s officially announced.