Everything You Need to Know About the Motorola Moto G6 Family

Last year, Lenovo launched the Moto G5 and G5 Plus smartphones at the MWC, so naturally, all were hoping for an annual refresh of Moto G series at this year’s MWC. However, the Mobile World Congress came and went but the highly anticipated Moto G6 family never showed up at the event. Of late the Moto G6 series is once again in the news as the upcoming devices allegedly received network certification in Thailand and Indonesia. It looks as though the Moto G6 family make become official soon with the initial release in Asian markets.


We’ve already seen a number of renders of the entire Moto G6 lineup back in January. Lenovo is planning to launch three models under its next-gen G series. The G6 and G6 Plus will be the more premium lineup with the Play offering value in the chain. We’ve made informed estimates of what to expect from the upcoming models based on the past leaks and renders.

Moto G6
The Moto G6 will sport a far more premium glass sandwich design instead of standard metallic design on older G5 series. Also, the G6 series is making a jump to the trendy bezel-less display design with 18:9 screen aspect ratio.

The leaked renders so far suggest minimal bezels on sides with somewhat thicker bezels on top and bottom. While the top features the front camera and sensors, the chin features the physical home screen button embedded with a fingerprint scanner.


The leaked specs so far reveal the Moto G6 will feature a 5.7-inch FHD+ (2160 x 1080) display. It is expected to be powered by a 1.8GHz Snapdragon 450 chip and have a 3,000mAh battery. In terms of cameras, the Moto G6 will feature a dual camera combo on the rear with 12MP and 5MP sensors.

Moto G6 Plus
The newest Moto G series family will be topped by Moto G6 Plus which will have the same design as the standard Moto G6 except for the larger 5.93-inch display. The display is said to support FHD+ screen resolution with 2160 x 1080 pixels. We would though love to see a quad HD resolution on the top specced device.

As for the processor, the phone will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 clocked up to 2.2GHz. The CPU will be paired with three RAM variants from 3GB, 4GB to a whopping 6GB of RAM. The Plus model will also have a larger 3,200mAh battery. It is also said to come in five different colour options.

Typically, the Plus variant has always featured the best camera, but from rumoured specs, it seems to have same sensors as standard G6. The primary dual camera is rumoured as 12MP + 5MP combo, but specifically leaked specs list a 1.4?m pixel size sensor.

Moto G6 Play
The Moto G6 Play will be the most affordable model from the G6 lineup. Though the device is said to follow the same bezel-less 18:9 display design on the front, but unlike its siblings, the fingerprint scanner is moved to the rear. The scanner is located underneath the Moto logo placed right below the single sensor camera module.


The G6 Play is rumoured to ship with a 5.7-inch HD+ display sporting 1440 x 720 pixels resolution. Inside, the device will be powered by less powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor and arrive in two RAM and storage variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage.

As for optics, the G6 Play is said to come with 16MP sensors on both front and back. The smartphone may also feature a massive 4,000mAh battery, given the previous model also came with a larger battery. The leaked renders also suggest the device would come with micro USB port instead of Type C port.

The Moto G6 series phone range is expected to run the latest Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. With glass back designs, we also expect to see wireless charging, but it is something which phone makers reserve for flagship grade devices. Of course, we can’t say anything for sure until they’re confirmed by Lenovo, and we’ll have to wait when the Moto G6 lineup is finally unveiled.

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March 16, 2018 1:55 pm 1:55 PM

Any buyers? Lol. Android 8.0 to 8.1 will be the end of its life cycle. By the time android 9.0 comes and people start asking this will loose almost 25 percent of its battery capacity. So even if they give 9.0 u end up with 2000mah battery and it will be less than a day, so you buy new phone…Moto G7. This is what Moto want user to do. I think Airtel user, Bansal will buy this..!

Priyansh Singh
March 16, 2018 10:19 pm 10:19 PM

Sorry to say this but if you’re buying Xiaomi no one is stopping you, so why are you bothering about others?
Refrain yourself from these type of Personal Comments. This will surely Trigger a Massive Debate here.

March 17, 2018 2:33 pm 2:33 PM

Lol…what bothered you?? “Massive debate”- ROFL.

Priyansh Singh
March 18, 2018 8:06 am 8:06 AM

Once AU starts here, you would know why I’m Bothered. Maarta nahi hai Woh, Keh k Leta hai 😀

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
March 16, 2018 10:55 pm 10:55 PM


March 16, 2018 9:27 pm 9:27 PM

Shittest phone company after Lenovo took over!!!!! No updates!!!!! High priced shitty devices!!!!! Only to find customers after huge price drop!!!!! Even Nokia is better at the moment than Moto!!!!! I hope Noone buys this shitty series!!!!!

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
March 16, 2018 7:32 pm 7:32 PM

Well, since you wrote my name there Arena (who doesn’t even use real name ), yeah I was planning to buy Moto X5, but since the report says that company might discontinue it, I will go for either Nokia 7 plus, or for Asus 5…
And its better to at-least receive Android update unlike Xiaomi, who releases smartphones with year old OS versions…

March 17, 2018 3:09 pm 3:09 PM
That’s what I tell you….not to buy Moto/Lenovo. After my several posts on Nokia 7 plus many times, it brain washed you to changed your decision from Moto to Nokia …. finally….ROFL. Regarding updates you need to understand or die like a noob blaming OEM for everything…… tell me why android updates are for?? Its for Stability, performance, security patches right?. If you think it’s for UI changes then no big fool exist than you. Google release android code, SoC and other parts manufacturers release android version supported HAL, then OEM tune his UI and all to give best stability,… Read more »
Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
March 17, 2018 5:36 pm 5:36 PM

LOL, you never brainwashed me…
You aren’t even trying to understand a simple point…
I never shifted my loyalty or something…
You must have read a report claiming that Moto X5 won’t be released by the company, since am using Moto X4 now, I wanted to upgrade to Moto X5 this year, but as it won’t be available and I have to buy a smartphone, I will probably go for either Nokia or Asus, since there is no option available…
And the XDA forums, sorry bruh but I simply don’t have time for that; I instead change my phone every year…

Priyansh Singh
March 18, 2018 8:38 am 8:38 AM


March 18, 2018 12:07 am 12:07 AM

Super bruh!…I see you rich thug not a android tech boi. Just buy apple once every 2 years….why buy each year a new mid range range phone?? New phone every year Make any sense?? There must be 3 reasons ….1)to show off/too rich 2) hardware becoming obsolete 3). Issues with hardware. X4 to X5 too bad to even think of. Bcz X4 is good enough till 2019.

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
March 18, 2018 8:32 am 8:32 AM
Reasons for me buying a new phone: 1. No 18:9 screen in X4 2. I got no time now for software tweaking my phone… 3. I don’t like iOS, that’s the reason I use stock Android phones… 4. I think I got nuff moolah to spend on a new midranger every year… 5. I always keep 2 phones, the midranger one changes every year, while the flagship one remains same for around 2 years… Right now am using 1+5, and I think it’s a superb phone… 6. It’s not like I hate Xiaomi, it’s just that they make their UI… Read more »
Kiran Fernandes | Goa
March 17, 2018 2:11 am 2:11 AM

Used a lower end hardware*

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
March 17, 2018 2:10 am 2:10 AM

The 7 plus will be good, but the 2 band carrier aggregation is a disappointment. The snapdragon 660 supports 3 band CA, with 4×4 MIMO and all, but Nokia played the fool and used lower. I’d. Suggest waiting a while for a better phone with say 3CA and at least Snapdragon 640 chip. It could come by mid 2018 to the end, but it’ll be worth the wait.

March 17, 2018 3:27 pm 3:27 PM
Lol…its not that way…u paying 22-25k so 2CA I guess. Still many high end 835 phones supports 3CA only. So all this is made by industry heads to price per feature even SoC supports it. For 3CA in lower end phones you need 5CA and over to be used in the market and in high end phones as differentiator. Till then it’s like that. Sad that India talk of more C.A than they real addon it bring with all heavy usage. Indians should stop thinking of C.A and think of coverage and ability to browse web,stream 480p atleast all time.… Read more »
Priyansh Singh
March 17, 2018 2:53 pm 2:53 PM

How do you know this? The Phone isn’t even out in the Markets? 😮

March 18, 2018 12:09 am 12:09 AM

Just a Wild guess…..640 if exist will be nothing but 636 with clock raise.

Priyansh Singh
March 18, 2018 8:41 am 8:41 AM

OK, but from when did Folks on TT started giving Guess Work? This is Bad.

Priyansh Singh
March 17, 2018 2:53 pm 2:53 PM

How do you know this? The Phone isn’t even out in the Markets?

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
March 17, 2018 9:29 am 9:29 AM

Everyone in budget range has been like this; You are right about waiting…
I was actually waiting for X5, bcoz of its water resistant feature, which I love since beach photography is so worry free with that…
I actually want Moto X5 to be released with SD660 and 3CA support…

Priyansh Singh
March 17, 2018 7:53 am 7:53 AM

Phone isn’t launched yet, how do you know this already?

Mahi Ram
March 16, 2018 1:29 pm 1:29 PM

Any Moto devices supported with Airtel or Vodafone VoLTE??

Airtel User
March 16, 2018 8:52 pm 8:52 PM

Does redmi note 5pro support AVOID VOLTE in all circles ?

March 18, 2018 12:10 am 12:10 AM

AVOID has volte in all circles like Jio?? Volte on avoid it’s self is a joke.

Priyansh Singh
March 18, 2018 8:42 am 8:42 AM

+1 Arena

Manoj Singh
March 16, 2018 7:28 pm 7:28 PM


Airtel User
March 16, 2018 12:05 pm 12:05 PM

Better then Redmi Note 5 Pro and Honor phones, if pricing made right this will wash out all low budget phones.

March 18, 2018 12:11 am 12:11 AM