5G phones don’t need to cost over a thousand dollars. The Motorola Edge, for example, will cost $700 once it arrives in the U.S. But there’s word that the company wants to push the barrier further down with an upcoming Moto G entry.
Longtime leaks blogger Evan Blass posted renders of the phone on his Patreon account — we obtained our view through 9to5Google.
The phone as illustrated appears to take on a bit of the current Edge aesthetic with a light touch on bezels and a glossy glass-like treatment on the back. We have four cameras on the back — the main one appears to be 48MP — while the front side gets two, punched right into the top-left corner of the flat display. It’s been posited that the engorged power button might be home to a fingerprint sensor à la the Moto Z3 Play.
Given that the Motorola Edge+ runs with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and that the Edge has the 765G, it wouldn’t be a stretch to see the Moto G 5G (or whatever the device may end up being called) with the recently-announced, 5G-capable Snapdragon 690 — the chipmaker itself tipped Moto to be one of its first torch runners.
How far south of $700 this phone will be, though, will be left up to Motorola to announce… if and whenever it does.
- @evleaks (Patreon)