In this post, which will be updated regularly, we take a closer look at the latest rumors surrounding the upcoming Motorola Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Power, and G7 Play.
Motorola is gearing up to announce the Moto G7 series, which will consist of four phones: Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Power, and Moto G7 Play. Although the company hasn’t officially shared anything about the devices so far, we think we know quite a bit about them thanks to the many leaks over the past few months.
Here’s what we know so far about the Moto G7 series.
Moto G7 series: Release date
- The Moto G7 series is expected to make its debut on February 7 in Brazil.
- The phones will likely make their way to the U.S. a month or so after their reveal.
- However, it’s possible that not all Moto G7 models will be released stateside.
The Moto G7 series could be just around the corner. Motorola has sent out invites for a press event taking place on February 7 in Brazil, where the devices are expected to be announced. Although the invite doesn’t specifically mention any of the Moto G7 handsets, we’re almost certain they’ll make their debut at the show.
The Moto G6 series was also revealed in Brazil last year, which is a very important market for the company. But the phones were announced in April, which means Motorola could be speeding things up this year for some reason.
Like the Moto G6, the Moto G7 phones will likely go on sale in Brazil (and maybe a few other markets) soon after their reveal and will make their way to the U.S. around a month or two later. However, there’s no word if all four Moto G7 phones will be released stateside or just a few. As a reminder, the Moto G6 and G6 Play were released in the U.S., while the Plus model was not.
Moto G7 series: Specs and features
- The Moto G7 and G7 Plus could come with 6.24-inch displays and dual-camera setups at the back.
- The Moto G7 Power may pack a massive 5,000mAh battery.
- The Moto G7 Play is rumored to be the smallest device in the series, with a display measuring 5.7 inches.
Motorola Brazil accidentally listed the entire Moto G7 range on its website, revealing more or less everything about the devices. The Moto G7 is expected to sport a 6.24-inch Full HD+ display and pack the Snapdragon 632 chipset along with 4GB of RAM under the hood. The device may come with a dual-camera setup on the back featuring 12 and 5MP sensors and an 8MP selfie snapper up front. The battery is said to come in at 3,000mAh, which is rather small based on the size of the device.
Other specs and features include 64GB of expandable storage, a near-stock version of Android 9 Pie, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. There’s no IP rating of wireless charging, which isn’t too surprising based on the price of the device. However, a headphone jack will likely be included as well.
The G7 Plus will be the best and most interesting phone in the upcoming series.
As you can tell by its name, the G7 Plus will offer more than the standard version of the device. It should be powered by the Snapdragon 636 chipset and feature 16 and 5MP cameras at the back. Motorola Brazil’s website didn’t reveal anything about the front-facing camera, but other rumors suggest it will come in at 12MP.
Like the Moto G7, the Plus model will also come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, but there’s a good chance additional memory variants will be available. The phone will also feature the same display and battery.
Overall, the Moto G7 and G7 Plus look to be minor improvements over their predecessors in terms of specs, which was to be expected. According to the details we have, the phones will sport larger displays, newer chipsets, and presumably better cameras. Megapixel count doesn’t tell us much, so we’ll have to test out the cameras to see just how much better they really are.
|Moto G7 Plus||Moto G7|
|Display||6.24-inch Full HD+ LCD||6.24-inch Full HD+ LCD|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 636||Qualcomm Snapdragon 632|
|Camera||Rear: 16MP with f/1.7 aperture and 5MP with f/2.2 aperture|
|Rear: 12MP with f/1.8 aperture and 5MP with f/2.2 aperture|
|Software||Android 9 Pie||Android 9 Pie|
|Dimensions||157 x 75.3 x 8.27mm|
|157 x 75.3 x 7.92mm|
The Moto G7 Power and Play are expected to offer a little less in the specs department than the other two models. The G7 Power is said to sport a 6.2-inch display, while the one on the Play version may be smaller at 5.7 inches. Both might offer HD+ resolution, which is a step down from the Full HD+ panels of the Moto G7 and G7 Plus.
The G7 Power is rumored to pack the Snapdragon 630 chipset under the hood, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. Staying true to its name, it could come with a massive 5,000mAh battery, which should be good for around two days of use. Other specs could include a 12MP rear camera, an 8MP selfie snapper, and the latest version of Android.
Rumors suggest the Moto G7 Play will sport the same chipset as the Power model and will feature the same 8MP selfie snapper as well as 32GB of storage. However, it will possibly offer a smaller 3,000mAh battery, a higher resolution 13MP camera, and only 2GB of RAM — although it’s possible a variant with more RAM will also be available.
|Moto G7 Power||Moto G7 Play|
|Display||6.2-inch HD+ display||5.7-inch HD+ display|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 632||Snapdragon 632|
|Camera||Rear: 12MP with f/2.0 aperture|
|Rear: 13MP with f/2.0 aperture|
|Software||Android 9.0 Pie||Android 9.0 Pie|
|Dimensions||159.4 x 76 x 9.3mm, 193g||147.3 x 71.5 x 7.99m, 149g|
Moto G7 series: Design
- The Moto G7 phones might look a lot more modern than their predecessors.
- The Moto G7 and G7 Plus may come with thin bezels and a waterdrop notch.
- The Moto G7 Power and Play will follow the same design language but could feature thicker bezels and larger notches.
Renders of all four Moto G7 phone have leaked, leaving little to the imagination. They show that the devices will have a more modern design than their predecessors, mainly due to thinner bezels and, therefore, higher screen-to-body ratios.
The Moto G7 and G7 Plus may look extremely similar, featuring a waterdrop notch seen on devices like the OnePlus 6T. The curved back of the devices will likely be made of glass and feature a circular camera module, according to the renders. It looks like it protrudes out of the body of the devices quite a bit, which is something not everyone will like, but I find it to be quite appealing.
The Moto G7 Power and Play follow the same design language as the other two devices, although they don’t look quite as premium. Their bezels are larger all around, and the same goes for the notches. The back camera modules are a bit different as well, as you can see in the images below.
The folks at 91Mobiles managed to obtain hands-on images of the Moto G7 (see below), though it’s worth noting the device in the photo looks more like the bigger Moto G7 Plus — check out the flash module at the back and compare it with the render above. Regardless, the images tell the same story as the render and also reveal that the device will — in addition to red — be available in black. More colors may be revealed at launch.
Moto G7 series: Price
- The Play model is rumored to cost 150 euros, while the Power variant could retail for 210 euros.
- Moto G7 and G7 Plus pricing is unknown, but we expect them to cost around the same as their predecessors.
Last year’s Moto G6 retailed for $250/250 euros, while the G6 Play went for $200/200 euros. The Plus model was not released in the U.S. but it was available in Europe, where it launched with a price tag of 300 euros (~$340).
Pricing for the Moto G7 series has not been made official yet, but rumors have it that the Play model will retail for 150 euros, while the Power variant will set you back 210 euros. This may translate to $150 and $210 for the U.S. market, just like last year with the G6 phones — although this hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Pricing for the Moto G7 and G7 Plus hasn’t leaked yet, but we expect the phones to cost around the same as their predecessors. It’s possible Motorola will raise the prices a bit, but probably not by much. The company has to be careful not to price itself out of the market — especially with the Plus model — as consumers can get a device like the Pocophone F1 with the Snapdragon 845 chipset and 6GB of RAM for a little more than 300 euros.
We’ll update this page as soon as we hear more to keep you up to speed with all the latest. In the meantime, let us know what you think of the upcoming phones in the comments below.
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