The Motorola Moto G is only around six months old in Australia, but it looks like it already has a successor. The alleged Moto G2, shown off in a candidly snapped photograph by a Galician Android enthusiast site, looks like it takes inspiration from the Moto E.
Image via Mallando no Android
If you were expecting world-beating specifications, you'll be disappointed according to Mallando no Android's leak — but that's not what the Moto G2 (model XT 1068, apparently) is about. Importantly, its rumoured Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 system-on-chip processor is cheap, as well as adequate for the tasks a mid-range smartphone is expected to complete.
Similarly, its 1280x720pixel, 320ppi display, 8-megapixel camera and dual-SIM support — all carried over from the original Moto G — should get the job done just fine. Using tried-and-tested older components is a great way to drive costs down without completely sacrificing performance by using a cut-rate brand new chipset or display. If Motorola stays true to form and releases the new Moto G without too many tweaks to Android, it should debut with up-to-date Android 4.4.3 or .4, or depending on timing might even show off Android L.
There's something indefinable that I really, really like about Motorola's newest Android smartphones. I've been using and liking a Moto X for the last week, the Moto G 4G is a hell of a lot of smartphone for $250, and I really want to try out the no-frills Moto E. Here's hoping the Moto G2 continues the trend. [Mallando no Android]