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Moto G successor appears in three new variants [updated]

Kris Carlon
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It looks like everybody's favorite budget smartphone, the Moto G, is about to add a few more handsets to the family. A Brazilian FCC document has appeared showing the recent approval of three new devices from Motorola: the XT1063, XT1068 and XT1069. We know that these devices are not the mysterious Moto X+1 as none of the listed variants support 4G networks, so they are clearly aimed at the mid-range markets already serviced by the Moto G and Moto E. [Update: we have now received some leaked specs for the XT1068]

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The fantastic Moto G may soon have a trio of successors. / © AndroidPIT

The document was leaked to the TecnoBlog site and it certainly looks the real deal, even if my Portuguese is a little rusty. The leaker further informed the site that each device would be a variation on an updated Moto G: the first will have a single SIM, the second, dual-SIM, and the third, dual-SIM and digital TV and all will support low energy Bluetooth. The devices are reportedly bridging the gap between the current Moto G and the Moto X with improved specs over the original Moto G, but lacking the 4G connectivity we saw introduced with the Moto G 4G. Whether or not these devices are official successors to the Moto G or something else entirely we'll just have to wait and see, but TecnoBlog did mention the name Moto M. 

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I'm sure your Portuguese is no better than mine, but we know you like the proof. / © Tecnoblog

When Motorola introduced the Moto G to the world we were all a little surprised at just how good it was, and at such an incredibly low price. Then, as the Moto G saw its global rollout it was treated to such speedy Android updates that even Nexus owners were jealous. It was followed by the even cheaper Moto E (which we were a little less impressed by), but Motorola are clearly onto a winning formula here of cheap devices with rapid updates and a solid Android experience. We look forward to seeing just how many improvements Motorola have made this time around.

[Update 6:00 PM Berlin time 27.07.2014]

We've now had some specs leak for at least one of the Moto G variants: the XT1068. The site Mallandonoandroid are claiming the Moto G2 (or whatever it will be called) will sport a HD display (1,280x720 pixels), quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor and Adreno 305 GPU with an improved 8 MP rear camera. Stay tuned for more specs and confirmation as time goes on.

Are you interested to see the Moto G successor? What do you think of Motorola's strategy for emerging markets?

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  • LoveHater 4 months ago Link

    I know it would be quite exhausting working all day long , being a tech geek is really tough,
    I suggest u to take a strong black coffee , and a tight sleep ,,

    "Moto G2 (or whatever it will be called) will sport a Full HD display (1,280x720 pixels),"
    ...

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      Kris Carlon 4 months ago Link

      You are correct (it is hard work) ;)

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      • LoveHater 4 months ago Link

        hey that was little bit humour to make a lite moment,,, u know what I mean,,,
        BTW Love your hard work Kris and party,,,
        Being a regular reader

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        Kris Carlon 4 months ago Link

        Never fear, taken in good humor. The funny thing is I just wrote a clarification article on screen resolutions and definitions, so it's an ironic mistake to make!

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