A LTE variant of the 2nd-generation Moto G (2014) was in the scene of rumor mills for quite some time now and it’s finally becomes imminent. Motorola has apparently opted out of an official announcement and instead the new handset edge up on us, but appeared on the manufacturer’s Brazalian page and is available to buy.
Motorola was rumored to stick with the dual-SIM setup and make it available in the 4G variant as well. This 2015 Moto G 4G comes equipped with two Micro-SIM card slots with only one capable of LTE speeds. Includes a larger 2390mAh battery, which is rated to compenstate for the increased power consumption from the new era. Onboard storage will be 16GB with no 8 GB option and the smartphone physically retains its compact dimensions with only about 6 grams of extra weight due to the mammoth battery.
Specifications goes with unchanged internals. The handset is still powering the Moto G 4g (2015) with a quad-core Snapdraghon 400 SoC, clocked at 1.2GHz CPU. Features the similar 5-inch HD display and the same 8MP camera on its rear and a 2-megapixel on its front-facing.
Notably, the LTE Moto G (2015) model will be shipping with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, while the previous Moto G phone are still running 4.4 KitKat. Recently, for India Moto G (1st/2nd-Gen) smartphone, Motorola has rolled out 5.0.2 Lollipop update in phases via OTA. In the US as well!
You can now make a purchase of the new Moto G 4G (2015) from a Brazilian retailer for BLR 899, which translates to $345. Although, the Brazilian handset prices are traditionally very high and not representative of what smartphones costs elsewhere. Price in India not yet revealed!