Moto G6 Launched In India Starting Rs 13999
4th June (India)
Starting Rs 13999
153.8 x 72.3 x 8.3 mm
2160 x 1080 px
18:9 Aspect ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
Up to 256GB
Android 8 Oreo
5MP depth sensor
1080P @ 60fps
1080P @ 30fps
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Motorola has launched the sixth generation of its highly successful Moto G series in India. The Moto G6 was globally launched on 19th April in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Over the past few days, Motorola India had been teasing the launch of the Moto G6 on social media. The new Moto G6 succeeds the Moto G5s which was launched in India in August 2017. At a starting price of Rs 13999, the Moto G6 will go on sale on 5th May midnight via Amazon exclusively.
The Moto G6 is a significant upgrade over the Moto G5s in terms of design and build quality. During the Moto G5s launch, there were premium smartphones with the 18:9 aspect ratio but, not many budget devices had adopted the feature. Since then, however, the 18:9 aspect ratio has become the norm across the board. The Moto G6 follows the norm as well and has thin bezels around a display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.
Motorola has also moved on from metal unibody build quality. The Moto G series came to the fore for providing quality products at an affordable price. The Moto G6 follows the same philosophy with the new all-glass design. The Honor 9 Lite did it first and the Moto G6 has followed suit. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and back for added protection.
The G6 has a 5.7 inch LCD display with a 2160×1080. This translates into an 18:9 aspect ratio and thankfully for many, it doesn’t have a notch.
Under the hood, the smartphone runs on the Snapdragon 450 chipset which has eight 1.8GHz Cortex A53 Cores (14nm) and is basically the rebranded Snapdragon 625. The Adreno 506 GPU adds the graphical prowess with either 3GB or 4GB RAM option bundled with a 32GB or 64GB storage option.
The Moto G6 does get the USB C charging capabilities along with a 15W charger, which is bundled with a 3000mAh battery. The G6 will run close to stock Android 8 Oreo out of the box in typical Motorola fashion. There were talks of Motorola adopting Lenovo’s custom skin for the G and E series in 2018 but, it turned out to be a hoax.
At the back is a dual camera setup, consisting of a primary 12MP RGB sensor with an f/1.8 aperture along with a 5MP depth sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. Much like previous smartphones from the company, users can apply a depth-of-field effect to a photo after it is shot, thanks to the saved depth information. Users will also get effects like a selective black-and-white mode, a time-lapse feature, face filters, motion photos and visual search for objects and landmarks. The front houses a 16MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture and an LED flash.
The Moto G6 goes on sale at midnight on 5th June and at a price of Rs 13999, it competes with the likes of Redmi Note 5 Pro, Zenfone Max Pro and Realme 1. Although the G6 will be the most accessible thanks to no flash sales but, with a Snapdragon 450 up against the likes of Snapdragon 636, it’ll be interesting to see how many people go for the Moto G6.