Without any invite ahead of the unveiling or long promo campaign, Motorola decided to launch its Snapdragon 888 Plus-powered smartphone in the form of Moto G200 today. Furthermore, the brand also took the opportunity to disclose four new models for the Moto G-series. The company is ready for the first months of 2022 with a bunch of new mid-range contenders. Today, the company unveiled Moto G71, Moto G51, Moto G31, and Moto G41. These devices share similarities between them, but the higher the number, the better specifications you’ll get. Let’s see what the new Moto G-contenders have in tow. All three devices have side-mounted fingerprint scanners and run Android 11 OS.
The Moto G71 sits at the top of the lineup but comes with a compact display when you compare it to the Moto G200. It’s a 6.4-inch panel with Full HD+ resolution. The good side is that this is an OLED panel, the bade? It’s capped at a 60 Hz refresh rate. The device sticks with the very same design language adopted with other devices of a centered punch-hole at the top.
Under the hood, the Moto G71 will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC with 5G connectivity. It offers a 15 percent higher CPU and 30 percent higher GPU performance when compared to the Snapdragon 690 SoC. The power efficiency is also here thanks to the 6 nm manufacturing process. The handset is paired with 6 GB of RAM, but there will be an 8 GB variant for India. There is also 128 GB of Internal Storage plus a micro SD card slot for further expansion.
In terms of optics, the Moto G71 has a 50 MP main camera, plus an 8 MP Ultrawide module and a 2 MP macro camera on the back. The VIdeo recording is limited to 1080p at 60 fps.
The handset has a large 5,000 mAh battery with 30 W fast-charging. The handset has Dolby Atmos support and IP52 certification. It will be available in Europe for €300 later this year. It will also reach select markets in India, Latin America, and the Middle East.
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The Moto G51 is a more cost-effective option but that still delivers 5G connectivity. The achievement comes from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ which is an overclocked version of the original 480 SoC. The panel is bigger than the Moto G71 with a 6.8-inch. It can also handle a 120 Hz refresh rate thanks to the LCD screen.
The camera setup is reminiscent of the Moto G71. It flaunts a 50 MP main camera, an 8 MP ultrawide, and a 2 MP macro shooter. The base storage is 64 GB of RAm, but you can also pick a 128 GB option. Moreover, the device offers a micro SD card slot.
The device also gets a beefy 5,000 mAh battery, but unfortunately, the old Motorola is back with 10W charging. At least the device carries the same IP52 certification and Dolby Atmos support.
The handset will be available in the same markets as the G71 for a cheap price of €230.
As we go down the Moto G41, the first compromises start to appear. The handset has an Helio G85 SoC which can only offer a 60 Hz refresh rate and 4G connectivity. The company tries to compensate with a 6.4-inch OLED display with 1080p resolution, but the OLED display makes it cost €250.
The processing unit is paired with 4 GB or 8 GB of RAM. There will be storage variants with 64 GB or 128 GB plus micro SD expansion. The battery is a 5,000 mAh unit which, interestingly, offers 30W charging, beating the higher Moto G51.
The handset has a 48 MP main camera that curiously comes with OIS. The secondary camera is an 8 MP ultrawide/macro shooter. Just like the other devices, it comes with Dolby Atmos support. In terms of protection, there is an IPX2 rating.
Like the others, the device will hit Europe, India, Latin America, and the Middle East soon.
The last device is the Moto G31 which also follows the Moto G71 formula. It has a 6.4-inch OLED display with Full HD+ resolution, 60 Hz refresh rate, and IPX2 rating. It also brings the same Helio G85 SoC as the G41 with 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB or 128 GB of storage, and a microSD card slot.
The camera setup, however, matches the Moto G71 with a 50 MP primary camera, and an 8 MP ultrawide snapper. The battery is the same 5,000 mAh, but once again, the charging is being sacrificed to tepid 10W charging.
The Motorola Moto G31 costs €200, making it the cheapest of the bunch