Source: Here are the Moto G Stylus specifications and stylus features

Source: Here are the Moto G Stylus specifications and stylus features

Motorola just celebrated selling 100 million total Moto G smartphones since the first Moto G was announced back in 2013. The Moto G line has expanded significantly since its initial debut and with the 7th generation, the company released 4 different smartphones in the series: the regular, Play, Power, and Plus. In late 2019, Motorola introduced its first two 8th generation Moto G devices, the Moto G8 Play and Moto G8 Plus. It’s become clear that Motorola is preparing to launch the regular Moto G8 and the Moto G8 Power, but we’ve also recently learned that Motorola will introduce an entirely new phone to the G line: the Moto G Stylus. We have obtained what are very likely the device’s specifications as well as the possible uses for its signature feature, the stylus pen.

Last week, famed leaker Evan Blass published an image of an upcoming Motorola phone that, at the time, he was unable to identify. The image, which is featured at the top of this article, depicts a phone with a stylus and a single punch-hole display. This week, the same phone was leaked on 3 separate occasions. The first leak, by 91Mobiles, was of another render of the device, this time showing the back. The second leak, by Mexican blog Xataka, showed live photos of the device alongside its stylus. Finally, 91Mobiles published another look at the device, this time showing off the front and back of the device in real-world images. From these 3 separate leaks, we learned about the basic design and some hardware specifications, but thanks to our source, we can fill in the rest of the blanks.

The first thing we wanted to confirm is the name. This phone will indeed be called the Moto G Stylus, as was first revealed by Evan Blass on his Twitter account. We can independently confirm this name, though thanks to Canada’s Radio Equipment List, the name isn’t really in doubt.

As I suspected, the device will be fairly similar to the upcoming Motorola Moto G8 Power in terms of specifications. The key differences between the Moto G Stylus and the Moto G8 Power are in the rear camera sensors and, of course, the existence of the stylus on the former. The basic specifications of the Moto G Stylus include its 6.36-inch 2300×1080 single hole-punch display, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, 4GB of RAM, at least 64GB of internal storage, a 4000mAh battery with 10W charging, Android 10, and a rear-mounted physical fingerprint scanner. In some regions, the phone will support NFC and/or dual nano-SIM cards.

On the rear of the phone, you’ll find a triple rear camera array consisting of a primary 48MP f/1.7 Samsung sensor (pixel binned down to 12MP), a secondary 16MP f/2.2 117° wide-angle “Action Cam” sensor, and a tertiary 2MP f/2.2 macro camera. The “Action Cam” was first introduced on the Motorola One Action, and it allows you to take horizontal wide-angle videos while you’re holding the phone vertically. This is possible because the camera sensor is mounted perpendicularly in relation to the other sensors. On the front, you’ll find a single 25MP f/2.0 camera under the punch-hole.

The render that’s shown below, which was sent to us by a source, depicts the bottom of the Moto G Stylus. From the render, we can see that there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, a bottom-firing speaker, and a slot for the stylus to be inserted.

Motorola Moto G Stylus bottom

The bottom of the Motorola Moto G Stylus

According to our source, there’s a new app on the device that can be used to do the following:

  • Open an app or launch a shortcut of your choice when the stylus is removed from the body
  • Take notes using “Moto Note.” The user can use their finger as an eraser while using the stylus to draw. The user can insert a watermark with the date on any notes they take.

Motorola will also allow users to keep track of the location of the stylus using the app. The app will record the time and location of the device the last time you removed the stylus from its body. When the stylus hasn’t been reinserted into the device for a period of time, the app can send a notification reminding the user to reinsert the pen.

SpecificationMotorola Moto G Stylus
Display6.36″ 2300×1080 single hole-punch
Dimensions*155mmx75mm (diagonal: 168mm)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 665
RAM4GB
Storage64GB/128GB
Rear Camera(s)48MP f/1.7 Samsung S5KGM1 + 2MP f/2.2 macro camera + 16MP f/2.2 117° wide-angle “Action Cam” sensor
Front Camera25MP f/2.0
Battery and Charging*4000mAh, 10W wired charging
ConnectivityNFC (some regions), Dual SIM (some regions)
SoftwareAndroid 10
SecurityRear-mounted capacitive fingerprint scanner
ModelsXT2043-4, XT2043-5, XT2043-6
RegionsNorth America, Latin America, China, International

*The exact dimensions and charging speed were lifted from the device’s FCC filing.

Although we don’t know the pricing or the launch date, we’ll likely learn more details as we approach MWC 2020. This device will likely be slightly more expensive than the Moto G8 Power given that it has a better (more marketable) camera configuration and stylus support.