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Moto G leaks suggest 4th generation phone will have updated camera, NFC

Moto G leaks suggest 4th generation phone will have updated camera, NFC


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Yesterday, Motorola took to its Twitter account to tease what is largely expected to be the next generation of the Moto G, a "budget" smartphone that has consistently beat expectations. Today we might have gotten a little more insight into what exactly the fourth-generation Moto G will include.

According to a components chart released on Twitter by blogger Roland Quandt, the new phone will reportedly come in two variants (not unlike last year's Moto G and Moto G Turbo); will offer either 2 gigabytes of 3GB of RAM; come with 16GB or 32GB of storage, presumably with a microSD slot for expansion; and will have a 13-megapixel or 16-megapixel rear camera updated with "laser focus", and a 5-megapixel front camera.

"NFC" also appears in the leaked spec sheet, which might make this the first Moto G to have the near-field chip. The new phone is also expected to have a fingerprint scanner, since a Lenovo executive said earlier this year that all Motorola-branded phones would have fingerprint scanners in 2016.

The new Moto G is likely to be unveiled at press conference on May 17 in India (which underscores the growing importance of India to smartphone makers). Lenovo, which owns Motorola, is also having a press event in the U.S. in June, but it's unclear yet what will be showcased then.