Rumour: Moto G Forte, a water/dust resistant Moto G incoming


One of Motorola’s most successful phones of late, the Motorola Moto G might just get a more robust sibling in the near future.

@evleaks suggests Motorola is prepping the launch of this rugged smartphone, the Moto G Forte in the coming weeks. No word on certification yet, but IP67 is what seems to be trending in the smartphone market, as you’d be aware. @evleaks also claims the device will be launched only in Latin American markets in the first leg, with other markets to follow.

forte

Specifications are expected to remain the same, with the device said to carry a 4.5-inch 720p screen, a quad-core Snapdragon CPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB/16GB of on-board storage, 5 mega-pixel rear camera, 1.3 mega-pixel front camera complete with a 2050mAh battery. No word on pricing as yet, you can expect the device to cost 10-15% extra over the usual pricing in your country, if it does get launched.

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11 Comments

  1. highwind
    March 30, 2014

    Too bad they didnt go with MT6582 for dual-sim support… Would have been a nice budget phone!

    • Brian
      March 30, 2014

      Until MediaTek learns to play nice with open source, the fewer devices that use them, the better.

      • highwind
        April 1, 2014

        jeah, because 0,x% of all android users care for opensource…

        • Felipe
          April 2, 2014

          They can’t really care about opensource, but everyone wants an updated Android, even when they don’t know anything about code.

          • highwind
            April 4, 2014

            Nope… “everyone” (=the fast majority of customers) cares sh*t about their Android version, they just want a running phone
            It is only some “geeks” or “update junkies” who care

            Check out the current Android version distribution… far over 50% are still on 4.1 and 4.0
            4.4 is below 5% (even 2.x has more)

    • Peter pan
      March 30, 2014

      There is a dual-sim version of this phone….

      • highwind
        April 4, 2014

        But not for Europe, right?

      • moto_g_lover
        April 8, 2014

        Is that a statement or question ? If there is, I want to know where I can purchase dual sim version.

  2. rememberus
    March 30, 2014

    the moto g is already amazingly waterproof ,check out this video here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVaTKG5q4YI

  3. Abbu Ali
    March 31, 2014

    there’s nothing good about this phone. having used a dual moto g for a month i am throughly disappointed by it’s limited storage capacity and its lack of an sd card support. half of my 8gb was used by motorola stuff and google stuff and i had about 4gb free. which was nothing when you install couple of apps. every morning i had to spend claering my storage for the day. for the time being i have replaced it with one of the worst phones everr made..a huawei y210d with sd card support. just imagine my experinece i find it manageable to use a huawei y210d over a moto g..that says it all..

    • moto_g_lover
      April 8, 2014

      Abbu: You are obviously installing too many apps for a phone. This is not an operating system. I would love you to list all your Apps and maybe a snapshot of your storage usage. As I’ve used this and think the 8GB version is perfectly fine. If you store all your Photos on the device you’re NUTS. as its not even a camera anyway. Go buy yourself a camera. As of now I am using the following: 1.48GB free, 1.2GB Apps, 55Mb Photos, 1.6GB Audio (the largest part as I cycle and listen to music). 1.2GB Cached data (which will auto release when required by OS). Come on, what are you storing in your 4GB of storage that is really required. Go buy yourself a laptop and sync your files nightly. As for the device. its Water resistant, Light, and easy pocket size. For £120 and £9/month unlimited Internet, you can’t go wrong with this device. Its almost a throwaway device now. None of this bloated Samsung software. Pure Google only.