Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, Moto G6 Plus go official with 18:9 screens, big batteries

Moto G6 Plus
Moto G6 Plus

After months and months of leaks, Motorola’s G6 trio has finally come to light at an event in Brazil. Not only that, but the company’s also decided the time is right to unveil the Moto E5 series as well.

The Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, and Moto G6 Play have a design language in common, with each getting outfitted with 3D Glass at the back for a premium touch and 18:9 screens to allow for bigger screens within the same compact body. All 3 run on Android 8.0 Oreo and offer a close-to-stock version of the software.

Naturally, the Moto G6 Plus is the most expensive and well-specced of the lot. It’s been priced at €299 (approx $370 or Rs 24350) and will be available in Brazil immediately, before moving on to Mexico, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America. North America notably hasn’t been mentioned, so it’s uncertain whether the phone will eventually land in the US.

Moto G6
Moto G6

Top highlights include its 5.9-inch 18:9 FHD+ Max Vision display, 3200mAh battery, home button-embedded fingerprint scanner, Dolby Audio support, Face Unlock, Snapdragon 630 processor, and dual 12MP + 5MP cameras with an aperture of f/1.7, 4K video recording, and Dual Autofocus Pixel technology. Motorola’s bundled the module with a new smart camera system.

The software allows for bokeh shots, selective black and white, spot color to highlight a specific shade, landmark and object recognition, and text scanning to convert physical documents into digital words. There’s even a Live Photo-esque tool called Active photos which captures a short video when an image is shot.

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As for the Moto G6, it costs $249 (roughly Rs 16440) and will be sold in North America, in addition to the other aforementioned markets. It shares a lot of specs with its Plus sibling, with the exception of its smaller 5.7-inch 18:9 FHD+ panel, 3000mAh battery, and Snapdragon 450 SoC. Moreover, the 12MP + 5MP sensors don’t come with Dual Autofocus Pixel and 4K video support.

Moto G6 Play
Moto G6 Play

The Moto G6 Play is the most affordable option, starting out at $199 (about Rs 13140). The 5.7-inch 18:9 screen gets downgraded to an HD+ resolution as a result, but the 4000mAh battery is bigger than the others. The powerhouse is the device’s USP, with Motorola promising 36 hours of battery life. There’s also a 10W rapid charger to grant hours of juice in just a few minutes.

Specifications of the Moto G6 Plus:

– Display: 5.9-inch 18:9, 1080 x 2160 pixels
– OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
– Storage: 64GB, expandable up to 128GB
– RAM: 4GB/6GB
– CPU: 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 630
– Camera: 12MP + 5MP rear, 8MP front
– Battery: 3200mAh
– Size: 160 x 75.5 x 8mm
– Weight: 167g
– Connectivity: 4G, dual-SIM, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC

There are plenty of differences though, such as the single 13MP rear snapper, rear-facing fingerprint reader, and Snapdragon 427 CPU. The smartphone is being sold in Brazil now. Mexico, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America will receive it in the coming weeks and months ahead.