Days after Motorola teased a 2021 Moto G phone powered by the Snapdragon 800-series, reliable leaker Evan Blass has come forward with more details and even a live image.
Motorola’s first Moto G powered by the Snapdragon 800-series
The final Moto G branding still hasn’t been finalized but, as suspected, the device Motorola was referencing earlier this week is the one known inside the company as Motorola Nio at the moment.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 has been selected as the chipset, per leaked information, and sits next to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage as standard. There are indications of a more impressive 12/256GB version, though.
When it comes to the design department, Motorola is once again recycling some components. It has borrowed the 6.7-inch display used on the Moto G 5G Plus earlier this year, as corroborated by the leaked live image.
Besides these features, the Motorola Nio boasts a 5,000mAh battery and Android 11 straight out of the box. The latter is coupled with support for a new Samsung Dex-like desktop mode.
Could this be some form of a budget flagship?
The Motorola Nio should arrive in the first quarter of 2021 as the next entry in the Moto G family. Pricing remains unconfirmed, but the chipset indicates that it could be positioned as an upper-midrange product or even a budget flagship.