Moto G6 Plus Design Revealed In Official Teaser
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Lenovo-owned Motorola is preparing to launch three successors to its highly successful range of budget smartphones, the Moto G series. On the 19th of April, Motorola will unveil the Moto G6, Moto G6 Play and the Moto G6 Plus. So far, we have seen a ton of renders and leaked images of the Moto G6 Plus which have revealed a design very similar to the Moto X4. Motorola UK’s Twitter handle has given us a glimpse of what the Moto G6 Plus will look like in a small teaser.
— Motorola UK (@motorolaUK) April 16, 2018
The one thing has been neglected over the past few weeks in the renders is the Moto branding. This time around, the front of the smartphone will have “Motorola” written and not just “Moto.” Another interesting design aspect of the smartphone is the new 18:9 aspect ratio and G6 series will be the first set of Motorola phones to have this taller aspect ratio. However, the company has retained the front-facing fingerprint sensor which is a great move by the company. We are far away from a truly bezel-less smartphone and till then, it is best to use the thin bezels to house the fingerprint sensor.
Another change that has been reported over the past few weeks is in the build quality. The new teaser also seemingly confirms that the Moto G6 Plus will have an all-glass design, very similar to the Moto X4. Even the protruded camera ring resembles the Moto X4 which is great because we loved the design and build quality of the Moto X4. If the Moto G6 Plus is priced at about Rs 16000 in India, it would have a definite advantage over its competitors in terms of build quality. Only the Honor 9 Lite has an all-glass design which is priced at Rs 10999 in India. Popular smartphones like the Redmi Note 5 Pro and Honor 7X have a metallic unibody design.
The power button placed below the volume rockers will also be textured for easier differentiation. The back of the smartphone will be significantly curved from the edges which, in theory, should result in a more ergonomic fit. However, all of that will be confirmed only once we have tested the G6 Plus.
Benchmark scores of the Moto G6 Plus were already leaked, which reveal that the G6 Plus will run on the Snapdragon 630 chipset. Although according to the Geekbench listing the G6 Plus will run on the Snapdragon 660 chipset, the actual low benchmark scores point towards a 630 chipset. The Nokia 7 Plus, which runs on the Snapdragon 660 chipset scores 1640 points on a single core and 5827 points on multi-core performance. Whereas the Moto G6 Plus has scored 866 points on a single core and 4123 points on a multicore performance. The Moto G6 Plus scores are more comparable to the Moto X4 which runs on the Snapdragon 630.
Even though the launch of the Moto G6 series of smartphones in Brazil, we expect all the three devices to launch in India sooner rather than later. Motorola has had a lot of success with its Moto G lineup in India and would anticipate similar success with the G6 lineup, especially with a new build and design. The launch of the Moto G6 Plus is just a couple of days away so stay tuned for all the launch event coverage.