Motorola struck a homerun with the Moto G, an inexpensive smartphone that managed to pack some rather impressive specifications in a device that was still easy-going on the wallet. It now appears that its successor could launch as early as September 10 if a report today turns out to be accurate. Possibly launching as the Moto G2, Moto G+1, Moto G (2014) or something completely different, it may not be as kind to the wallet though. According to PhoneArena, it will sell for about €250 (about CA$365).
In comparison, the original Moto G sold for about CA$200 for the 8GB model when it launched in November 2013. This would make the Moto G (2014) nearly twice as expensive.
Earlier rumours suggested that the Moto G+1 will launch with a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, Android 4.4.4 KitKat, a 5-inch HD (720×1280) display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, an 8MP rear camera, a 2MP front camera and the usual array of sensors.
In other words, it does not appear to be an upgrade that would warrant a price twice as high as the original. Either these specifications are incorrect and we can expect more of a bump or the price will come in lower than this report suggests.
With the Moto E as its entry-level device, Motorola may be looking to move the Moto G up more and perhaps fill the gap with a Moto F at some point in the future. The Moto X and successors will likely continue to assume the role of flagship devices.
If the Moto G (2014) does indeed launch in early September, perhaps Motorola will formally unveil it at IFA 2014. No such event has been announced yet though.
Source : PhoneArena