Back in January, a Lenovo executive talked about this year’s upcoming Moto smartphones, mentioning that all should feature fingerprint scanners, and screens of at least 5 inches. While we don’t know exactly when Motorola Mobility (purchased by Lenovo in 2014) will announce its new handsets, it looks like we already know the names of two of them: not long after finding out about the Moto X3, we’re now hearing that a Moto G4 Plus is in the making, too.
Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) recently tweeted an image that shows the front (bottom) side of the Moto G4 Plus. Unfortunately, the image doesn’t reveal much, but we can clearly see a physical button – which likely includes a fingerprint scanner. Earlier this month, we reported about a leaked photo allegedly showing an unnamed Moto handset that features a similar button below its display. At the moment, we don’t know if that handset is new Moto X, or if it’s the Moto G4 Plus that we’re now hearing about.
There are no details on what we should expect from the Moto G4 Plus. Anyhow, since we do not have a Moto G2 or Moto G3, the G4 Plus name may sound confusing. However, Motorola did release three generations of Moto G handsets, so it actually (kind of) makes sense for the fourth one to be called G4. As for the Plus part, this suggests that a regular Moto G4 may also exist, with the Plus variant probably having a larger display (or/and more advanced specs).
It’s been almost 6 months since Motorola last announced a smartphone, so we’re expecting to see some new devices soon.