Moto G6 release date, price, news and rumours

Moto G6

Update: The Moto G6 series was a no show at the MWC 2018 but new renders confirm previous leaks about the phone's design.

In the past, Motorola has impressed its fans with the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus by making them one of the better budget phones in the market right now. 

Lenovo, Motorola’s parent company, is now working on bringing the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus to the masses. What’s even more intriguing, is the rumour about a third variant, the Moto G6 Play. This alternative will apparently be the cheapest of the lot for the absolute entry-level category of smartphones. 

There are a still a bit of time to go before the phones are going to be formally launched into the market, but that doesn’t mean we don’t already have a few details to share. 

Moto G6 Plus render leaked

The design

Do you remember the Moto X? The G6 series will apparently differ from the G5 series in terms of design to integrate features that will remind you of the older Moto X. As reported earlier, the G5 series will all sport 18:9 aspect ratio displays. This keeps with the trend of screens getting taller being normalised. 

The Moto G6 Play, in particular, will have a 5.7-inch 720p screen and a 4,000mAh battery. The Moto G6, on the other hand, will have a 5.7-inch FHD+ screen.

Meanwhile, the Moto G6 Plus, will come with a 5.93-inch FHD+ screen. New leaks show the G6 Plus with a 18:9 aspect ratio display, a Motorola logo and the fingerprint placed below. 

The Moto G6 and G6 Plus will have variants in white, silver, gold, dark blue and cyan according to a leak posted on Android Headlines.

(Image: © Android Headlines)


Rumour has it that the Moto G6 is going run on a Snapdragon 450 chip-set with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM. Its storage capabilities could be either 32GB or 64GB.

However, the Moto G6 Plus is going to run on a Snapdragon 630 SoC available with 3GB/4GB/6GB of RAM. But again, the storage could be either 32GB or 64GB.

All three phones with feature Android Oreo out of the box, which may disappoint some since Android Nougat is already in the market with the release of Android P just around the corner. 

The camera and fingerprint sensor

Moto G6 Plus render leaked 

Both, the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus, will probably have dual lens primary cameras of 12MP and 5MP. The front facing camera is going to be a whopping 16MP.

The phones will also come paired with a fingerprint sensor to reduce the hassle of logging into your phone. 

The price

It’s been reported that the Moto G6 will be priced at $240 (approximately Rs 15,500) and the Moto G6 Plus will cost $330 (a little over Rs 21,000).

The release

The code names for these phones, according to Evan Blass, are Blaine (Moto G6), Ashey (Moto Play) and Teller (Moto Plus).

Keeping Motorola’s past track record in mind, it was probable that the Moto G6 series would have been announced during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 scheduled over 26 February and 1 March.

But, the Moto G6 was a 'no-show'but should be coming soon. It's expected that the global launch will on 27 March. The latest regulatory filings suggest that a launch is indeed imminent.

That’s just around the corner so you’ll hardly have to wait!