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Rumored Moto G 4th generation shown off in leaked video and render

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The fourth generation of the Moto G, Motorola's low-cost all-star handset, has apparently popped up in both a leaked video and computer render. The hands-on video appeared on YouTube earlier this week, and although the original clip is now private, mirrors have been uploaded. It shows a rather anonymous-looking device with an oval-shaped camera enclosure and curved sides. (So, pretty much like every other Android smartphone on the market.) However, when placed alongside what looks to be a Moto X, the unknown device is notably larger, suggesting a bump from last year's 5-inch display.

Could there be two versions of the next moto G?

Confusingly, though, the device doesn't have a square-shaped home button — a feature that has been prominent in previous leaks of the new Moto G and that is said to hide a fingerprint sensor. It's been suggested, though, that this feature might only be available on a separate, "Plus" version of the Moto G. Serial leaker Evan Blass tweeted that the video did not show the Plus after uploading a render of the device:

So, it's all pretty up in the air at the moment, but we should expect to hear more in the coming months. Motorola's owner Lenovo has said that the company hopes to launch a "more innovative, more attractive" smartphone aimed at US consumers in July. Given that the Moto G has been Motorola's most popular device in recent years, we're hoping for an interesting and capable follow-up.

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