Motorola announces the Moto G4 and G4 Plus

Motorola took to the stage today to announce new smartphones; the Moto G4 and G4 Plus, which will be customisable through the company’s Moto Maker service.

Following several leaks surrounding its newest phones, Motorola took to the stage today to announce two new handsets; namely, the Moto G4 and G4 Plus.
The device replaces the incumbent Moto G with two models, with the premise of one being the standard version while the “Plus” bears advanced specifications, namely a fingerprint scanner and an improved primary camera.
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Both the G4 and G4 Plus share the same 5.5 display, which is half an inch greater than the present Moto G. Underneath both displays lie an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, a 3,000mAh battery, and near-stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The standard Moto G4 will arrive with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage, while the G4 Plus’ most expensive variant includes 32GB of expandable storage and 3GB of RAM.
Motorola took time to punt the G4 Plus’ camera at its launch event in India – previously, image analysis firm DxOMark rated the G4 Plus’ photo quality well ahead of Apple’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.
The Moto G4 Plus bears a 16 megapixel sensor with a f/2.0 aperture, and includes a laser and phase detection autofocus. The regular Moto G4 bears a 13 megapixel sensor, without any autofocus trickery.
Both of Motorola’s new devices are set to become available next month, with as yet unspecified pricing. Both devices are expected to land in Europe and India first, with a US expansion expected to take place later on in the year.
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