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Moto G4 and G4 Plus price, release date, specs and features

Update: Two devices unveiled at launch

The fourth generation of the Moto G, the Moto G4 and G4 Plus were unveiled today and AndroidPIT covered the event with exclusive access. Here's what Motorola announced about the specs, features, price and release date of these devices. 

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Get ready for the newest Motorola devices. / © Motorola

Moto G4 release date and price

Motorola held its unveiling today in New Delhi, India with other events in Brazil and Mexico. AndroidPIT will be covering this event and testing out the new Moto G4 and G4 Plus devices. We'll bring you all the details from the event so stay tuned.

The original price of the 8 GB Moto G (2015) was $179. AndroidPIT received a press release that announced the prices for the UK. According to Motorola the Moto G will be available in the UK from early June 2016 from Tesco Mobile, Argos and Amazon for £169 (around $240). The Moto G Plus will be available from mid-June from Amazon exclusively for £199 (about $288). We'll let you know about US availability and prices as soon as we know.

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The Moto G4 was unveiled today in India. / © Motorola

Moto G4 specs

According to Motorola, the new chipset for the Moto G4 will be the Snapdragon 617 1.5 GHz octa-core CPU with Adreno 405 GPU. This new processor took everyone by surprise as it was suspected it would contain the Snapdragon 430 processor.

The top model of this newest generation of the device, the Moto G4 Plus will come with 4 GB RAM with 64 GB internal memory. There will be variants of the G4 with memory, a 2 GB RAM version with 16 MB internal storage and a 3 GB RAM model with 32 MB internal memory.

The device will feature Turbo Charging for its 3,000 mAh battery. This battery size has been standard for flagship devices this year and comes as no surprise as AndroidPIT has previous reported this. Motorola claimed you can get six hours of usage with 15 minutes of charging. We'll see if this claim is true once we can test the phone.

Previous design rumors reported by AndroidPIT were confirmed today at the Motorola live event in India. Both the Moto G4 and G4 Plus will feature a 5.5-inch 1080p full HD display. This is a major improvement over the previous generation of Moto G devices.

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The G4 Plus will contain the fingerprint scanner but the standard model will not. / © ANDROIDPIT

Moto G4 features

A bombshell from the event was the fingerprint sensor as it was understood that the G4 would contain it. But in a stunning annoucement, Motorola said the Moto G4 would not have the sensor and instead the Moto G4 Plus will have it.

While both the Moto G4 and G4 Plus will both come with a 5 MP front camera, the rear cameras will be different between the devices. The Moto G4 will have a 13 MP camera system and the Moto G4 Plus will have a 16 MP camera. 

The Moto G4 Plus will feature laser auto-focus and PDAF as well as an LED flash. Motorola announced the G4 Plus lens will come with an f / 2.0 aperture. It will also feature HD video recording. The company did not give us many details on the G4 camera, instead deciding to focus on the Plus. We'll let you know about the camera and all the other features and specs when we have the device in-hand shortly.

Are there any features you want to see in the new Moto G? Let us know in the comments. 



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  • Ajay Jun 25, 2016 Link to comment

    please tell me about 64 GB moto g4 plus launch in India

  • When is going to release in USA ?

  • vicky May 18, 2016 Link to comment

    It is available on, I have ordered one even. But still i am skeptical about the performance 😐
    Is it a moto phone or a Lenovo phone ??

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      anshul May 18, 2016 Link to comment

      Now Motorola is owned by Lenovo. MOTO BY LENOVO
      No need to worry I have used Moto X Play, well built, great finish, good performance & best part Moto range don't looks cheap.

  • Dean L. May 18, 2016 Link to comment

    OK, so now I'm ready to wait to see what else Motorola is planning on releasing this year. Their prices are certainly in the affordable mid range price point. Time to checkout their website.

  • Anthony May 17, 2016 Link to comment

    According to Motorola's webpage, there is also a G4 play with a 5 inch screen which is better than the 5.5 of the plus and standard. The full specs for all 3 G4s are on the website too

  • The G4+ is the nexus 5x I really wanted. I'm tempted but lenovo so misstepped on the Marshmallow upgrade, and having a tablet of theirs that doesn't get timely security updates, I find it hard to trust them. No updates? No thank you.

  • Eric May 17, 2016 Link to comment

    Using moto G 3rd generation now and love it only thing about new version fingerprint sensor on front?? Why front should put it on back looks to much like other device's with it on front

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    anshul May 17, 2016 Link to comment

    "The top model of this newest generation of the device, the Moto G4 Plus will come with 4 GB RAM with 64 MB internal memory".

    I think it's 64GB not MB & what is the screen size. Nice article Cory.

  • joost May 17, 2016 Link to comment

    I think, I ll buy the Moto G very soon! But it will be 3rd or 2nd generation. This bigger screens are of no use to me.

  • A vibrate notification whenever someone picks up the call at the other end would be nice and useful.

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    anshul Apr 29, 2016 Link to comment

    Gradually Motorola will become an all rounder in terms of specs, design, quality & price. I don't know why Google sold it. Every year Google collaborates with different companies for their Nexus range. There was an golden opportunity that Google could convert Motorola into exclusive Nexus device but nothing happened like this, now every year they search different companies to manufacture Nexus. Lenovo revamped it & generating good revenue. Hope for the best & Hello Moto will be in vogue again.

    • Alex P. Apr 30, 2016 Link to comment

      May be! but I dont see any Improvement in the Specifications and Screen size and Nexus range have been rocking since it was released to till now,Actually google never search Manufactures because every device runs on Google's Android!!and Manufacturers themselves come and join google to release their nexus varieties..

      • Agreeded moto should have stayed here I hate alphabets decision to sell it makes no sense to me.... Now prepare for a moto g rant!

        Am the only one who would just wants a 4.7 " screen, water proofing, shock absorption, and okay specs. The g line was made for practicality not luxury.A larger screen doesn't make sense. There is a small army of large screen phones with heart readers , 3d cameras if you want a large screen get those and leave the g alone. This is exactly what happened with the Nexus 5 to 5x. All they needed to do was keep the dimensions the same and add a better camera, more RAM more battery and more CPU power. Instead they make a crazy flimsy phone that needs a case or it will snap in your pocket.

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        anshul May 17, 2016 Link to comment

        I agree with you on that Google never searches but at the end they collaborate with different companies. Google has enough money to spend in R&D to produce Nexus of their own.

      • While I don't want a 4.7" screen I do want a smaller screen around 5" and as you say waterproof. I'd also love to see bigger batteries on smaller screens.

    • Google has always mixed up the makers of the nexus line as they did not want to alienate their partners. In the end Google bought Moto, kept the patents and sold off the money losing hardware division

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        anshul May 18, 2016 Link to comment

        Even today Google is selling Motorola's patents & licenses. It could be done in much better way but Google unable to handle Motorola properly. Messed up!

        Motorola's deal was huge, hefty amount. At that point Google could start investing in R&D for Motorola to convert it into a premium device manufacturer or Nexus but nothing happened & after sometime Google start selling Motorola part by part. Google has enough think tanks may be they have some better plans for Motorola.

        Hello Moto!

  • I'm going to assume Lenovo will take a "If it's not broke don't fix it" approach to the Moto G 2016 and continue with a near Stock Android software experience.

    Hopefully they will simply build on Motorola's winning formula and upgrade specs to keep up with competition. This would mean an increase in display size and resolution, a more powerful processor (a 600 series Qualcomm processor would be fantastic) and higher quality camera sensors. A fingerprint scanner would certainly be a smart move on Lenovo's part given current trends.

    The best thing Lenovo could possibly do is not screw with the software.

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