Update: A rendering leak may have given us our first glimpse of the Moto G7 Plus. We also now have a better idea of the phone's chipset and likely colors.
When Lenovo acquired Motorola in 2014, the Moto G line was slightly shaken. The unique phone has disappeared, but several models have been launched. Of these, the "G Plus" model is the most important addition.
With specifications that were clearly not a budget, but a price that was certainly, that moved the G line into the smartphone middle class. By 2018, the Moto G6 Plus was no exception to the rule, combining a sleek design, enough power and a quality experience for superb results.
The Moto G7 Plus is now on the horizon, promising more goodness where budget meets the mid-range and where expectations are high.
We are starting to learn more about the phone, so this page is starting to fill with rumors as we hear them. You will also find information on the price and the release date below, as well as a list of everything we wish by phone.
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Moto G7 Plus release date and price
We expect that, as in previous years, the Moto G7 Plus will be launched by Lenovo with the rest of the G lineup no later than the end of April 2019.
We do not know what it will cost, but the Moto G6 Plus was launched at a price of £ 269 (£ 499) (about $ 380). The price of Moto G7 Plus is probably the same, if not slightly more.
News and rumors of Moto G7 Plus
Our best look for the Moto G7 Plus comes from the leak below. As you can see, it features a teardrop shaped notch, a bezel below the screen and a dual lens camera, as well as a fingerprint scanner at the bottom of the screen. # 39; s back.
According to the same source, the Moto G7 Plus will be available in red (pictured above) and in blue, and will include a Snapdragon 660 chipset.
That's all for the moment on the Moto G7 Plus, but we've seen leaks for the standard Moto G7.
According to HowToTechNaija, this phone would apparently have a 6.4-inch Full HD + display, an octa-core chipset, 4GB of RAM, a 16MP and 5MP dual-lens rear-facing camera, a 12MP front-facing camera, a battery of 3,500 mAh, 64 GB of storage, a fingerprint scanner and Android 9 Pie.
Depending on the differences between the Moto G6 Plus and the Moto G6, the Moto G7 Plus can be expected to have a bigger screen and battery than those, but the other specifications could be similar.
What we want to see
Based on our use of the range, we have collected some thoughts on what we would like to see in the next incarnation of the handset.
1. An HDR compatible screen
HDR technology is in fashion right now, supported by Netflix, YouTube and more, this sophisticated add-on is being introduced by a growing number of smartphones – allowing for improved color, contrast and clarity when viewing videos optimized.
Given that the size of the Moto G series screen, and more particularly the Plus, continues to grow, we would really like Lenovo to deploy every effort and bring a panel of impeccable quality at a lower price than £ 300 / $ 400, with HDR, AMOLED and all other flagship features.
2. Best audio output
Teaming up with a well-known audio brand is all the rage in the high-end smartphone market. Some have a Dolby accord, Samsung has his fingers around AKG. As such, we would like to see the Moto G7 Plus come with a powerful DAC, perhaps even perfected by a famous brand of audio equipment.
This would allow the privileged few who own sophisticated headphones to play a little louder, but would also provide a better listening experience for the average Joe and his ultra-classic headphones. Could the company perhaps even follow the example of HTC and offer a slightly more stylish pair on the phone itself?
By paying close attention to the musical details of its high-end offering, Lenovo could really draw attention to the G7 Plus in an increasingly competitive segment.
3. Better biometrics
For the moment, and there is nothing wrong with that, the Moto G Plus range comes with a standard fingerprint sensor under the screen. It's functional, but nothing more – just another way to connect to your phone.
There is also basic facial recognition on the G6 Plus, but we would like to see a more advanced Moto G7 Plus option, a bit more similar to Apple's facial identity or Samsung's smart scan.
Granted, if the new device reaches us with a notch, Lenovo could do nothing better than adding an infrared biometric sensor – or even a built-in fingerprint sensor under the screen itself .
The options are many, but a wider variety of connection options would provide the versatility needed for device security.
4. A really powerful chipset
For years, what has really established budget phones, as well, budget, was their choice of chipset. While it's usually good with the daily work of sweeping notifications and wandering through the user interface, when things get complicated, these processors never really work.
By adding a chipset with a little more pouffeSomething similar to the Snapdragon 660 found in the Nokia 7 Plus or one of Qualcomm's new 710 chipsets, Lenovo could really get the average buyer to question the wisdom of charging more than a thousand dollars for the last iDevice.
Adding such a chipset would also protect the Moto G7 Plus against new updates and more, especially if it is set correctly.
5. Moto Mod Support
By tweaking the Moto G7 Plus design and adding the necessary connectors to the Moto mod, this device would pave the way for a legion of consumers in the strange and wacky world of Moto mods.
Stylish covers, pico-projectors, boom box, etc., this is a differentiator that only Lenovo has access to – and that could be a real draw, especially since ################################################################################# 39, it was traditionally confined to the flagship Z series. As such, this might be at the expense of the Z Play series, but only a few of them would probably cry the loss.
6. A brave new design
Lenovo, that's a lot of things, but the bold design is not it. Although the G series has a utilitarian look, it's not what James Bond would take for a high-stakes poker game.
If the boat had to be slightly pushed back, incorporating new materials or a different design inspiration, the result could be what would drive the Moto G7 Plus to new heights of success.
The glass sandwich is proven, but the weather is conducive to something that brings a little more confidence and zest, rather than remaining relatively conservative and persevering.
7. A more refined camera experience
In terms of photographic quality, the Moto G6 Plus is not left out. It produces vivid and interesting images – but there is always room for improvement.
The camera app on Moto phones is renowned for having the same overall responsiveness as the average after a record Christmas dinner. Processing times are slow, both for taking pictures and composing them.
Enhanced software would go a long way towards improving the Moto G7 Plus experience.
We would also like to see improvements in image processing, which could use a little more nuance in dimly lit scenes. The addition of an optical image stabilization would help a lot to enhance the imaging skills of the handset.