Motorola Moto G4 Plus leak hints at fingerprint scanner

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Motorola hasn’t released a new handset for a while now, but two new leaks out within a week of each other hint at the possible direction it’s going to take. A new handset dubbed the Moto G4 Plus has surfaced online and may be the latest addition to its mid-range G series.

The photo below was posted on Twitter by serial leakster @evleaks who calls the handset the Moto G4 Plus. There isn’t much to go by given it’s just the bottom half of the device. A narrow rectangular-shaped physical button can be clearly made out on the front surface. This could mean Motorola is thinking of introducing a fingerprint scanner for the phone.

Lenovo had hinted as much previously, categorically stating that the 2016 Motorola lineup would boast fingerprint sensors and 5-inch screens. Adding more authenticity to the new leak is an earlier one from last week. The image seen above was thought to be the Moto X initially, but with the new information could very well be the Moto G4 Plus since they both have a physical home button.

Motorola Moto G4 Plus

The previous snap was leaked by hellomotoHK and appears to be a pre-production unit complete with a Motorola logo on the front. The name of the phone is unusual given there has never been a Moto G2 or G3, with the company instead going for a Moto G 2nd Gen/3rd Gen system so far.

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The different naming style would be a new direction for Motorola to take and makes sense to a certain extent since it will be the fourth entry in the G lineup. As for the Plus moniker, it could indicate that there’s a regular variant in the making and this one will feature enhanced specs like a bigger screen.

Stay tuned for more details on the mysterious Motorola Moto G4 Plus as they emerge in the weeks ahead.