Motorola’s has a few devices which can be considered their money makers, the Moto G is one such device. The Motorola made mid-range device first launched with a Snapdragon 400 and 16GB of internal storage with no support for microSD expansion with 1 GB of RAM. The device came with a 4.5-inch HD 720p IPS display with a 5-Megapixel camera and a 1.3-Megapixel front facing camera. The device was met with moderate success at launch and Motorola deemed it worthy of a minor bump to 4G LTE connectivity and microSD expandability with one caveat – smaller internal memory.
With all this in mind, it looks like Motorola is looking to build on the success of the Moto G with a successor. Leaks of the device, have so far been referring to the device as the Second Generation Moto G. However, some media outlets have also referred to the device as the Moto G2 and the Moto G+1 (in light of the Moto X successor, the Moto X+1).
The leaks point to the second generation Moto G getting a bump in display size with a 5.0-inch 720p display. In addition, the device looks to be sticking with the Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.2 GHz with 1 GB of RAM. It is speculated that there will storage options starting with 8GB of storage and microSD expandability. This will be bolstered by 4G LTE connectivity and also a 8-megapixel camera with a 2.0-Megapixel front facing camera. It looks like the device will come with all the bells and whistles in the connectivity arena aside from NFC capabilities. There are conflicting reports that the device may come with dual SIM capabilities similar to the original Moto G.
It looks like the device is slated to launch together with the Moto X+1 and Moto 360 later in the summer. It looks like Motorola may be bolstering their line up with follow up devices and also holding strong to their current devices with updates. Perhaps in the coming weeks, we’ll get wind of a follow up to the Moto E or another device to bridge the gap between the Moto E and the Moto G.