Motorola Moto G Release Date & Specs: Larger Screen But Lacks Fingerprint Scanner?

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With Lenovo having acquired Motorola, it was uncertain whether the Motorola Moto G flagship would continue. But if recent whispers are anything to go by, then fans may probably witness the flagship launching this year. And the 4th gen Motorola Moto G may happen to arrive sooner than when fans expect it.

A recent report on Digital Trends highlights that during the Lenovo Zuk Z2 Pro launch event in Beijing, Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing may have let slip the details to when the Motorola Moto G will be introduced to the world. It appears that the date has been set for June 9, 2016. Although he never mentioned which product the company will be bringing out, all he said was that the  new product would be “exciting.” So if it were the Moto G making an appearance on the scene on June 9, loyalists can expect it to be rolled out during the same month.

Speculations are rife that two versions of the Moto G will be brought out this year by Motorola, namely the Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus. And of course, the monikers may change at the time of the launch. The recent leak is pointing to the fact that fans may witness a completely revamped design for the Moto G lineup.

A recently leaked image by popular leakster, Evan Blass, said to be the Moto G4 Plus has indicated that the device may sport a square-shaped home button, which would also double up as the fingerprint scanner. And it is believed that only the Plus variant in the lineup would sport this button, putting a question mark on whether the rest of the lineup would feature a fingerprint scanner.

Reportedly, a video uploaded earlier this month claimed to be showing off the Moto G (4th Gen), which didn’t feature the square-shaped home button further strengthening the lack of fingerprint scanner speculations. It is also noteworthy that the device, however, is sporting a larger 5.5-inch screen.

If the Moto G is gearing up for a launch in June, then hold your breath as more information could likely become available in the coming weeks, which should further clear details currently shrouded in uncertainty.

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