Lenovo owned sub-brand Motorola has taken its time to launch the Moto G6 Plus in the Indian market. However, finally, the wait for the smartphone is over as Motorola took to Twitter to announce the phone’s launch date which has been scheduled for September 10. The Moto G6 Plus remains the top phone in the Motorola G series. While the other two variants of this line-up, Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play had already made their way to the Indian market, the Moto G6 Plus was the only one left out. However, now the mid-range buyers will have to worry no more as this new phone by Motorola will present a solid competition to the other devices in this range with its performance. Read further to know what are the top 5 features of the soon to be launched Moto G6 Plus.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Chipset
The Moto G6 Plus will sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 14nm octa-core processor which will attain a clock speed of 2.2 GHz, and it will come paired with Adreno 508 GPU for graphics. Although it might not be the best in class processor right now for this price range in the Motorola series, the Snapdragon 630 makes up for a worthy upgrade as compared to the standard Moto G6 variant which comes with the Snapdragon 450. There were some rumours earlier on that Motorola is preparing a high-end Moto G6 Plus with Snapdragon 636 SoC on board, but nothing is confirmed for now.
Unlike the Moto G6 Play which left some people disappointed over its camera quality, the Moto G6 Plus is going to sport a 12MP + 5MP dual-camera setup with Dual Pixel phase-detection autofocus. The 12MP primary sensor with the 78-degree lens will have a large f/1.7 aperture which will cater to impressive low-light camera performance while the secondary 5MP sensor with 79-degree lens and f/2.2 aperture will assist in taking depth-of-field shots. Not only that, but the camera will also support 4K Ultra HD video recording and on the front, the phone is expected to come with a 16MP selfie shooter similar to the Moro G6. The camera will also come equipped with much more features like spot colour, portrait mode, face unlock and Google Lens integration.
6GB RAM for Smooth Performance
The Moto G6 Plus in India will likely debut in two variants, first with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and the second with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. The 4GB RAM variant which is likely to be priced somewhere in the mid-range combined with the Snapdragon 630 processor will ensure that the users will experience smooth performance and decent multitasking.
Although the Moto G6 Plus does not go as far in design to sport the notch or anything fancy, the rear side of the phone does get a catchy eye upgrade. On the back side of the phone, we get to see a shiny metallic finish with curved edges. The round Motorola-style camera module takes its place on the upper middle side with the Motorola branding below it. On the front side, the Motorola G6 Plus keeps the home button and like we mentioned there is no notch. However, the display on the phone does come with curved edges. The volume rockers and power buttons take their place on the right side of the phone. The highlight of the design remains the smooth metallic reflective finish which gives the phone a premium feel.
Like other Motorola devices, staying true to the tradition, the Motorola G6 Plus is going to come with Android 8.1 Oreo with Motorola’s very minute tweaks. The UI remains bloatware free and is the stock experience of Android. With the Android 9 Pie just around the corner, the phone is expected to get the Pie update soon.
Although for the official pricing we will have to wait till September 10, looking at the other competitors of the Moto G6 Plus it can be said that the phone will be priced somewhere around the Rs 17,000 mark. It is noteworthy that in the global launch, the phone was priced at EUR 299 (about Rs 24,350). Also, the Lenovo owned brand has not yet revealed the colour options which it would launch in the country.
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