Moto G4 leak: better camera, NFC + more on the rumored all-metal Moto X4

Moto G4

For a fair part of 2016, images have been floating around the internet of a mysterious Mototola-made smartphone that has been more or less branded as the new Moto G. Motorola itself, of course, has been mum on the matter. Something¬†is going to happen soon though, as evident by the OEM’s recent PR circulation of a drumming up hype for a planned event in India to be held on May 17th.

Moto G4 back cropSee also: Moto G4 leaked in hands-on video, aka Moto G 4th generation62

A Tweet from Roland Quandt points to an import listing for India’s Zauba database:

Moto G 4th Gen / G Plus Codename "Athene" tidbits: 2/16 AND 3/32GB. 13 or 16MP, Laser AF, NFC. seems "Made in India" pic.twitter.com/YuhzDRFl1F

— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) May 5, 2016

As can be seen above, several key details can be gleaned:

  1. The Moto G (4th Edition) is alledegly being called “Athene” internally.
  2. There will apparently be two configurations of the Moto G (4th) Edition retail, a lower-end model with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage, and a higher end-model with 3GB RAM/32GB of on-board storage.
  3. The lower end model will have a 13-megapixel rear camera with laser focus and auto focus, and the higher end model will have a 16-megapixel camera with laser focus and auto focus.
  4. Both models will have a 5-megapixel front facing camera.

motorola-teasersSee also: Motorola begins teasing new phone, likely the new Moto G30

Mr. Quandt then Tweeted a follow-up with another link to Zauba, from today:

More confirmation: Moto G XT1643 with 32GB listed as such on Zauba: https://t.co/4o9Qs3CJjR

— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) May 7, 2016

And here is the key data from the link embedded:

DateHS CodeDescriptionOrigin CountryPort of DischargeUnitQuantityValue (INR)Per Unit (INR)
4-May-201685171290(FOC) MOTOROLA, XT1643, RETAIL, BLK, IN, 32GB (AP3734AE7K8)(MOTOROLA MOTO G)ChinaBanglore Air CargoNOS30326,43910,881
4-May-201685171290(FOC) MOTORALA,XT1643, RETAIL,WHT, IN, 32GB (AP3734AD1K8) (MOTOROLA MOTO G)ChinaBanglore Air CargoNOS30325,16210,839

This listing gives some additional information:

  1. There will be a Black color retail model and a White color retail model.
  2. The 32GB model will be a retail configuration.
  3. The phones will likely be sold as item number XT1643.

And just for good measure, a user replying to yet another Tweet by Mr. Quandt claims to have the entire system dump for the product and posted this:

@rquandt Model name – Moto G (4) ,XT1641 , XT1643 are both ATHENE , to come with 6.0.1 . Fingerprint is there on front panel , SD 617 octa

— Vaibhav Jain (@vaiibhav_jaiin) May 7, 2016

Motorola May 17th launch eventSee also: Motorola schedules May 17 launch event, could be for the Moto G46

Analysis

Moto G4 back crop
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Moto G4 front and back leak


Moto G4 Plus twitter leak
Moto G4 Plus leak


While all of this should technically be taken with a grain of salt, the fact that the data comes from official import listing databases would imply a more legitimate nature to the leak. Still, companies can send products around the world for testing any time they want, so this, in and of itself, is not confirmation of anything per se.

Still, there is a larger question to ask, namely: is the lower-end model going to be the Moto G (4th Edition) and the higher end model the Moto G4 Pro, or will the Pro in fact be a totally different product entirely? In the last Tweet listed, it states that the Moto G4 Pro, while still called Althene, will go by product number XT1643.

Side Note: Moto X

Before signing off, there is one more quick bit to point out, a recent Tweet from Evan Blass, aka @evleaks:

Who woulda thunk it? Turns out this is 100% real. #motox https://t.co/xRNox3fYmF pic.twitter.com/Eu7tGMSvOv

— Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 7, 2016

Could this indeed be what the new Moto X will look like?

Regarding the Moto G4, we thus wait until more leaks can be let loose, or until the more traditional way of finding out: Motorola’s press event on the 17th. Regarding the Moto X however, it is currently unknown as to when an unveiling event would take place.

What do you think? Is the Moto G4 looking good? Leave your comments below!

By | 2016-05-07T11:00:16+00:00 May 7th, 2016|Android Related, Just the Tablets|0 Comments

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