How much power will the Lenovo Moto G6 pack?
A modest amount – the Moto G6 might look like a flagship phone, but it's not packing top-of-the-line tech. Set your expectations accordingly.
It looks like we're getting essentially the newer versions of each model's previous Snapdragon chip. We'll see a Snapdragon 450 in the Moto G6, according to the leak, with a Snapdragon 630 in the Moto G6 Plus.
Don't know what that means? Well, they won't produce the smoothest, most beautiful 3D graphics on the market – but those processors ought to be enough for strong Android OS performance across games, apps, and media. The Moto G5 Plus chip offered about twice the raw benchmark ability as the standard G5, so if that kind of comparison holds true, the G6 Plus should be mighty capable. And the G6 will probably be just fine, too.
The leak suggests 3GB and 4GB RAM options for both phones depending on which storage amount you choose (32GB or 64GB), along with an added 6GB RAM option for the G6 Plus – in case you want a little extra help with multitasking and the like.
Look, it's not like we were going to get the new top-end Snapdragon 845 in these phones, but they should be plenty capable all the same for everyday tasks and on-the-go fun.
What kind of cameras will the Lenovo Moto G6 have?
Like so many other smartphones out there, it looks like the Moto G6 and G6 Plus are jumping on the dual-camera bandwagon. That's according to both the leaked renders and specs.
However, there will be a pretty significant difference in quality between the two, according to the specs, which could make the secondary sensor seem pretty so-so. The listings suggest a 12-megapixel main sensor with a 5MP secondary one – that's a serious drop-off, if true.
In fact, it's so big of a difference that it seems far-fetched. On the other hand, this is a budget phone, and having a dual-camera array is kind of a surprise in the first place. The specs suggest a 16-megapixel camera on the front, meanwhile.
The renders show two cameras on both the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus, but the specs seem a bit jumbled. We're not convinced about the details here just yet.
Is there anything else I should know about the Lenovo Moto G6?
We didn't mention the Moto G6 Play as much because there isn't as much information about that model just yet, but the renders show some changes from the other G6 editions.
Most notably, it moves the fingerprint sensor to the back, plus it only has one back camera. Droid-Life says it'll come in charcoal, gold, and deep blue colour options.
And it'll win in terms of battery life, with a 4,000mAh cell within. The Moto G6 comes in at 3,000mAh according to the leak, while the Moto G6 Plus nudges up to 3,200mAh.
Meanwhile, MySmartPrice suggests that all three phones will keep the 3.5mm headphone port while bringing in a USB-C port.
The Moto G6 Play sounds like a slightly less feature-packed edition that puts a larger emphasis on battery life, which seems like a smart combo. With less information in the leak, we wonder if the Play edition might come a little later than the standard Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus, both of which we fully expect to see at MWC 2018 in February.