Motorola Moto G budget smartphone specs leak

Specifications have leaked for Motorola’s forthcoming budget-friendly Android smartphone, the Motorola Moto G.

Earlier in the week, Motorola accidentally revealed the name of its follow-up to the innovative, well-received, and sadly US-only Motorola Moto X.

It’ll be called the Motorola Moto G, but that’s all we know. Or rather, that’s all we knew.

Thanks to reliable Twitter tipster @evleaks, we now have a good idea of the Moto G’s specs and likely position in the market. It’s going to be a highly affordable yet reasonably capable mid-range smartphone.

According to the tweet, the Moto G will feature a 4.7-inch 720p display, and will be powered by a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. This is no longer Qualcomm’s go-to processor for top-end Android devices, but it’s certainly no slacker.

There’ll be a choice of 8 or 16GB of internal storage, which is another sign of the Moto G’s budget aspirations. An 8-megapixel camera and a 1,950mAh battery round out the package.

Another interesting point to note from the original tip is that the Motorola Moto G will be offered for free on contract.

The original Motorola Moto X caused quite a stir when it launched back in August, with its innovative design-your-own cover options, made-in-USA construction, and unusual focus on innovative features and solid design over raw high-end specs.

This could be one to watch, especially if Motorola decides to take its clever designs out of the good old US of A.

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