Moto G4 Rumors: Lenovo May Release Two Versions Later This Month

By Chandan Das , May 16, 2016 06:10 AM EDT

During the Motorola era, the Moto G was perhaps the most popular smartphone produced by the company. Hence, it is quite natural that even after the company has been taken over by Lenovo, the Chinese tech giant would try to capitalize on the success of the handset.

Recent image leaks as well as FCC filings suggest that Lenovo will offer two versions of the Moto G in two different sizes, The Verge reported. Aside from the regular size, Lenovo will come out including a larger "Plus" model. This was even confirmed by reliable leakster @evleaks in his recent post on Twitter.

Toward the end of April, Motorola sent out invitations for its May 17 events to be held simultaneously in New Delhi and Mexico. As the next-gen Moto X is unlikely to be released until June, it is expected that the events scheduled for later this month will see the launch of the new Moto G4 series.

In fact, Motorola has received FCC clearances for two devices -- dubbed as the XT1622 and XT1642. Since the third-gen Moto G meant for the U.S. market bears the model number XT1540, the new models listed at the FCC are expected to be the fourth-generation Moto G smartphones -- Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, Tech Times reported.

Is suggests that after Motorola launches the new Moto G4 and G4 Plus models in India and Mexico, the company will make these new smartphones available elsewhere, too. In fact, it is believed that the FCC is generally among the last stops prior to a device's launch in the U.S. market.

Meanwhile, as far as the specs of the Moto G4 are concerned, the handset is likely to feature a 5.5-inch full HD display. Under the hood, the device is likely to house a Snapdragon 617 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. In addition, it is rumored to incorporate a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter as well as NFC.

On the other hand, the Moto G4 Plus is rumored to feature a more powerful 16-megapixel rear camera along with a fingerprint scanner. Moreover, the "Plus" will sport a larger display than the "regular" Moto G4.

In the meantime, some other leaks pertaining to the specs and the features of the purported Moto X suggest that the device will feature a type of smart connector enabling a variety of modular "cases" to be attached to the forthcoming flagship.

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