Alleged Moto G 5G (Motorola Edge Lite?) render reveals dual hole-punch cutout and quad cameras
For the last few years, Motorola had focussed on entry-level and mid-range smartphones, diversifying its product portfolio with the Moto E, Moto G, and the Motorola One series. It re-entered the premium segment last year with the rebirth of the Motorola Razr followed by the launch of the Edge and Edge+ 5G flagship devices in April this year. This month, we also received some information about a third premium 5G device – the Motorola Edge Lite – that may be coming to the U.S. on Verizon. Now, we have fresh information about the phone including a leaked digital render as well as hints about its possible naming Moto G 5G for markets outside the U.S.
Respectable leaker Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) recently made the renders of the upcoming Motorola smartphone available via their Patreon. They further mention the name Moto G 5G for the device, which we believe is the same device with model number XT2075-3 that was recently certified by FCC and believed to be called the Motorola Edge Lite by another trusted leaker Ishan Agarwal (via Pricebaba).
Interestingly, when we ran the IMEIs listed in the FCC listing for this device through an IMEI database, they corresponded to a “Moto G 5G Plus.” As we learned earlier, there are two different models of the said phone – XT2075-1 and XT2075-3 – and it’s possible that the former could be available in the U.S. on Verizon as the Motorola Edge Lite while the latter could be a global variant for markets such as Europe, Japan, Middle East, and LATAM as the Moto G 5G or Moto G 5G Plus. However, there is no definitive proof that confirms either of the names. Evan Blass reports that there is indeed a Moto G 5G Plus model in the works, so it’s likely that there will be two smartphone variants.
Coming back to the digital render shared by Evan Blass, it portrays a quad-camera arrangement on the back and dual hole-punch cameras on the front. The render also confirms the primary camera in this arrangement will utilize a 48MP Samsung GM1 sensor, as reported previously. Our earlier report also noted that the other three sensors will have resolutions of 16MP, 8MP, and 5MP. Meanwhile, the two cameras on the front are likely to include an 8MP primary camera and a 2MP depth sensor.
Furthermore, there is a volume rocker on the right side of the phone adjacent to the power button which also seems to feature the fingerprint scanner. On the other edge is another button, which is most likely a dedicated hotkey for Google Assistant.
Like Motorola Edge, the display is expected to measure 6.7-inches, have a resolution of 2520×1080, and a refresh rate of 90Hz. However, unlike the Edge series, the display will not be curved and the same has been confirmed by the render shared by @evleaks. Other rumored specs shared by Evan Blass include dimensions of 167.98 x 73.97 x 9.59mm, a weight of 207 g, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage.
This article was updated at 11:05 AM EST on June 30, 2020, to add the possibility of there being a “Moto G 5G Plus” model. We have also added some more specs of the Moto G 5G as shared by Evan Blass.