Motorola Moto G6 Plus and G6 Specs, Features, Release Date and Price
Moto G6 Plus is the upcoming mid-range smart phone from Motorola. G6 is a variant of G6 Plus and will come with smaller Display. Moto G6 Plus is the Sixth iteration in the Moto G series and the successor of Moto G5 Plus. Motorola unveiled Moto G5 Plus and G5 mid rangers in February. On 1st August, Lenovo unveiled Moto G5S and G5S Plus devices with some incremental upgrades.
Now we will round up some rumoured specs and features of the Moto G6 Plus. Moto G6 Plus will come with the metal uni-body design just like G5S Plus and feel like premium smartphone. Motorola may build the G6 Plus and G6 devices with high-grade Aluminium. Due to this build, the devices come with great durability and also as lightweight. The upcoming mid-rangers from Motorola possibly arrive with the water resistance and dust resistance features too.
Display and Screen
Motorola launched Moto G5 Plus and G5 devices with 5.2 inch and 5 inch Display respectively. So the successor of G5 Plus may feature 5.4 inch or 5.5 inch IPS LCD display. G6 may sport 5.2 inch IPS LCD Display. Moto G6 Plus and G6 devices may feature 1080p screen resolution. Motorola may calibrate the Display of G6 Plus better compared to its predecessors. The Display probably also supports wide colour gamut. Brightness and contrast of the Display are also refined. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 may act as the Display protection for Moto G6 Plus. Because of Gorilla Glass 5, Moto G6 Plus display offers better strength than Moto G5 Plus and G4 Plus.
Moto G6 Plus may feature Dual 13MP Primary Camera with Dual LED flash and 8MP Secondary Camera with LED flash. The Moto G6 device may sport 16MP MP Rear Camera with LED flash and 5MP Front Camera with LED flash. Aperture size and lens will be improved in the upcoming Moto G flagships. Moto G6 Plus can shoot HDR pictures with great speed and excellent quality.
The Rear Camera of the G6 Plus will support AutoHDR, Manual exposure and also 4K video recording at 30fps features. The G6 primary camera will support only video recording at 1080p resolution. Low light performance will be improved and noise also be reduced.
The Moto G6 Plus device may be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset, according to some reliable reports. Motorola has released the Moto G5 Plus and G5S Plus devices with Snapdragon 625 SoC, so it seems that Snapdragon 630 will be the obvious choice for the G6 Plus. On May 2017, the Chipset giant announced the Snapdragon 630 SoC which is the successor of SD 625. Snapdragon 630 does boast many notable improvements over its predecessor. The chipset consists of Eight Cortex A-53 cores, Adreno 508 GPU and X12 LTE Modem.
The Eight Cortex A-53 cores are arranged in two clusters : Big and Little. The Big cluster packs Four A-53 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and the Little cluster packs Four A-53 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. The cores in the Little cluster handle low power processes and exclusively designed for Battery-Saving. The cores in the Big cluster are useful for power hungry processes and drain battery quickly. Since, the Snapdragon 630 chipset built on 14nm process, it is battery efficient and also much powerful.
X12 LTE Modem
Snapdragon 630 chipset contains X12 LTE Modem to give better 4G experience for users. The X12 LTE modem supports peak download speeds up to 600 Mbps and peak upload speeds up to 150 Mbps. X12 Modem supports LTE-U, LTE FDD, LTE TDD networks and also combines LTE and Wi-Fi to give lightening fast download speeds. With X12 Modem, Moto G6 Plus Dual SIM users can keep both SIM ports in LTE Dual Standby mode. It also supports HD voice over LTE and even over 3G.
Qualcomm Spectra 160 ISP
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC contains the 14-bit Spectra 160 ISP. The Spectra 160 ISP helps to capture with zero shatter log and also offers smooth zoom. The Image sensor of Snapdragon 630 supports fast autofocus too. So with Spectra 160 ISP, Moto G6 Plus users can capture pictures with true-to-life colors.
Motorola launched 32 GB and 64 GB storage variants of Moto G5 Plus with MicroSD support. So Moto G6 Plus may also come in 32GB and 64GB internal memory variants. Motorola may use UFS memory in the next mid-ranger to improve memory read and write speeds. The next Moto G contains a MicroSD slot and supports MicroSD upto 256 GB.
Moto G6 Plus may come with Non-removable 3300 mAh Li-Ion battery. It also supports Quick charge 3.0. 2900 mAh Li-Ion battery may power the Motorola G6 mid-ranger. Motorola will reveal full details about Moto G6 and G6 Plus batteries in coming days.
Quick Charge 4 Support
Snapdragon 630 has Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 support, but despite that Motorola has to enable it in the G6 Plus to keep it working. If Motorola enabled it, the users of Moto G6 Plus could enjoy the benefits of Qualcomm’s next level charging technology. With QC 4, users can get five hours of Battery life with only five minutes of charging. Moto G6 Plus can be charged up to 50% in less than 15 minutes with the Quick charge 4 support.
Lenovo will release Moto G6 Plus and G6 devices with inbuilt Android 8.0 OS. Google brought many notable refinements with Android O. The Picture in Picture mode feature is one of them. With the PiP feature, Moto G6 Plus users can do multitasking more easily. New app background limits improve the Battery life of G6. With the Adaptive icons feature, G6 Plus users can change the appearance of the icons.
Due to the improvements made by Google, Android O works faster and provides fluid experience to the user. Moto G6 Plus will come with Project Treble out of the box, so it receives future updates quickly.
According to Qualcomm, Snapdragon 630 SoC is coming with Bluetooth 5.0 technology, which is a major improvement over the previous Bluetooth 4.2. So Moto G6 Plus will feature Bluetooth 5 support. Bluetooth 5.0 offers four times range and double speed over its predecessor. Some testers claim that Bluetooth 5.0 can work up to 800 ft range. Bluetooth 5.0 is also built to support for IoT (Internet of Things). The 5.0 version of Bluetooth is also designed to provide better Location services. Bluetooth 5.0 also uses lesser energy compared to its predecessor. The upcoming Android O operating system is coming with support for Bluetooth 5.0.
Improved Bluetooth Audio
Moto G6 and G6 Plus devices are coming with inbuilt Android 8 OS, which has Hi-Fi Bluetooth codecs. The new Bluetooth codecs are aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, AAC and SBC. Through these codecs, Bluetooth audio quality will be improved. The Android Engineering team already said in reddit AMA that Android 8 will come with many refinements of Bluetooth audio. So Moto G6 Plus mid-ranger will deliver new Bluetooth audio experience to users.
Motorola may launch Moto G6 Plus in March 2018. Pre-orders of G6 Plus probably begin in April or May. Official release dates of G6 Plus are yet to be revealed. In some regions like the U.S., the release of G6 Plus might be delayed.
Moto G6 Plus may come in two internal memory variants : 32GB and 64GB. In India, 32GB internal memory variant might come with a price tag of Rs. 12000/- and 64GB internal memory variant might come with a price tag of Rs. 14000/-. In the US, Moto G6 Plus price may start from $220. The Full price list of the upcoming mid-ranger from Motorola will be revealed in coming days.
We will update this post once we got confirmed details about Moto G6 Plus from Motorola.