Images and key specifications for Motorola’s upcoming Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Power and G7 Play phones were accidentally posted online ahead of the official launch. Techhnews en Espanol discovered the pages on the company’s Brazilian web store for Motorola employees. Motorola has since taken the page down after our colleagues let them know that the store was visible, but not before our team got the goods.
The Moto G family is Motorola’s most important line of budget phones. Last year’s Moto G6 was Techhnews’s top low-cost phone of the year, a pattern that Motorola has been able to capitalize on for the past several years by keeping costs low year after year while also improving the specs. For example, the $250 Moto G6 took decent portrait photos from its dual rear cameras, and ran on the most current form of Android. Unlike phones in the middle and high tiers, these budget phone prices have not crept up since 2016.
Budget phones may not be as lucrative for a brand as high-end devices, but they are a key part of the market, especially for emerging markets. Brands hope that individuals remain loyal as they move through their lifetime to pricier models. Motorola will supply, the , and is rumored to be announcing a .
The phones all feature slim bezels, a headphone jack and run on Android Pie. See the full specs chart below.
Moto G7 Plus, G7, G7 Play, G7 Power specs
|Moto G7 Plus||Motorola Moto G7||Moto G7 Play||Moto G7 Power|
|Screen||6.24 inches||6.24 inches||5.7 inches||6.2 inches|
|Resolution||2,270×1,080 pixels||2,270×1,080 pixels||1,512×720 pixels||1,520×720 pixels|
|Operating system||Android Pie||Android Pie||Android Pie||Android Pie|
|Processor||1.8GHz Snapdragon 636||1.8GHz Snapdragon 632||1.8GHz Snapdragon 632||1.8GHz Snapdragon 632|
|Storage||64GB (base)||64GB||32GB (base)||32GB|
|Rear camera||16 megapixels with f/1.7 aperture and 5 megapixels with f/2.2 aperture||12 megapixels with f/1.8 aperture and 5 megapixels with f/2.2 aperture||13 megapixels with f/2.0 aperture||12 megapixels with f/2.0 aperture|
|Slow-motion recording||N / A||N / A||N / A||N / A|
|Front camera||12 megapixels with f/2.0 aperture||8 megapixels with f/2.2 aperture||8 megapixels with f/2.2 aperture||8 megapixels with f/2.2 aperture|
|RAM||4GB (base)||4GB||2GB (base)||3GB|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4, 5GHz)||4G LTE, Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4, 5GHz)||4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11n (2.4, 5GHz)||4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11n|
|NFC||Yes (may vary by market)||Varies according to the market||Yes (may vary by market)||Varies according to the market|
|Fingerprint reader||Yes, on the back||Yes, on the back||Yes, on the back||Yes, on the back|
|Special features||Drop-style notch, headphone jack||Drop-style notch, headphone jack||Headphone jack||Headphone jack|
|Weight||172 grams||174 grams||149 grams||193 grams|
Motorola didn’t share the phones’ pricing or availability, but Techhnews en Espanol did contact Motorola to confirm the specs. Motorola responded, “Thanks for warning.”
Motorola’s G7 launch, which should fill in the rest of the details, will take place Feb. 7 in Brazil.