- Moto G6 will reportedly have a 5.7-inch Full HD+ 18:9 display and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC
Recently, Motorola has been in the news for worrying reasons. In January, the company’s 2018 phone lineup was comprehensively leaked, but the company opted not to launch any devices at Mobile World Congress. Then, we heard that layoffs were occurring, with the Moto X5 being reportedly cancelled.
This week, Motorola confirmed that it will announce new phones next month as it changes leadership. Now, AndroidHeadlines has leaked the specifications of the Moto G6 (not to be confused with the Moto G6 Plus) based on in-house Motorola documentation. The specifications corroborate the ones seen in other leaks.
The Moto G6 will reportedly be marketed with the three main selling points of display, cameras and battery life. It will have a 5.7-inch “Max Vision” Full HD+ (2160×1080) display. The display will be protected by Gorilla Glass 3, and Attentive Display is supported, meaning the display remains on when the user is looking at it.
The phone will have a “premium 3D glass back” which is designed to reflect light differently on the angle. It will also be splash-resistant due to the inclusion of P2i nano-coating protection, which means that it will be protected against “moderate exposure” to water encounters such as light rain and spills, but it will not be waterproof. It will also have a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB expandable storage.
The Moto G6 will have dual rear cameras. AndroidHeadlines was not able to specify the exact configuration, but previous leaks have suggested 12MP + 5MP cameras. The front facing camera is confirmed to be an 8MP sensor. It will also have face unlock and an ultra wide-angle mode for group portraits.
The phone will be able to blur image backgrounds (and foregrounds) through the use of “Selective focus”. Users will also be able to swap backgrounds in images, and this feature is described as a “Cutout”. Users can pull a background from any photo in their Google Photos account and apply it to the new image.
The cameras of the Moto G also have landmark and object recognition thanks to AI. Android Headlines notes that this sounds like Google Lens, but Motorola has not specifically mentioned Lens in the documentation. Users will be able to point the camera at a physical document and have the text scanned to a digital form which can then be quickly added to an email, message, etc. At launch, this feature is said to be available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
The cameras of the device will also be able to add color to black-and-white photos or highlight a color in an existing image. For example, users will be able to highlight a color in a subject’s face and turn everything other than the highlighted color to black and white. They will also have a “Best shot” burst mode, and an “Active photos” feature that sounds like Google’s Motion Photos. A manual mode for ISO, shutter speed, white balance, exposure compensation, and focus will also be included.
The Moto G6 will be powered by a 3000mAh battery that lasts “a full day”, and it will support Motorola’s TurboPower charging tech. A compatible TurboPower charger will be included in the box. The phone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC with the Adreno 506 GPU.
The phone is confirmed to support all usual Moto features such as Moto Actions, Moto Display, Moto Voice and Moto Key (which allows the fingerprint sensor to unlock apps, websites, and Windows-based laptops). The fingerprint sensor on the Moto G6 will support gesture navigation (swipe left to go back, swipe right to access the recent app switcher, and tap once to go home). NFC is also included. Finally, there will be free access to FM radio and Dolby Atmos support.
We expect to learn more about the Moto G6 in the time leading up to its launch