We might still be about a few weeks away from Lenovo launching the new Moto G 2016 though, in an interesting turn of event, the front panel assembly of the handset is already on sale at eBay.
While it remains to be seen as to who might be interested in such an item, the images nevertheless provide us with some valuable insight as to what the next Moto G iteration will be like, provided the items are real in the first place.
As such, based on what the images have to reveal, the new Moto G 2016 might pack in a 5.5-inch full HD display as can be made out from what’s written on the connector on the rear side of the screen panel. The ‘squarish’ cut-out at the bottom of the panel is again a clear proof of the next Moto G featuring a physical home button, with presumably a fingerprint scanner underneath it as well.
Lenovo has already gone on record saying all Motorola handsets due to be revealed this year will feature a touch ID sensor. Further, fingerprint scanners have already started to appear on even mid-range Android devices and to expect the same on the Moto G4 shouldn’t be too tall an ask.
In any case, such feature set would make for a considerable bump over the current model that comes with a 5-inch 720p display. Also, of course, there isn’t the touchscreen sensor as well on the 3rd gen Moto G.
That said, there are also rumours of there actually being two models of the Moto G4 coming out this year. So it would be like a 5-inch version with probably a 720p display making up the lower echelons of the G4 range with the 5.5-inch version featuring touch ID sensor being a step-up over it.
Fortunately, we won’t have to wait too long to come across the real thing considering that Lenovo has already confirmed they have an event planned in India on June 9. It won’t be a wild guess to expect several new gen Motorola handsets like the Moto G4 or even the next Moto X launched during the event.
“Lenovo will also announce new mobile technology designed by Motorola that will dramatically change the way people think about and use their most personal devices – in a snap,” said Motorola as part of the announcement.
The last word, ‘snap’ again is significant as it could point to some new tech introduced to enhance the imaging capabilities of the new Moto X. Or, as is already being speculated, it could mean new accessories for the upcoming Moto X that could be snapped onto it.
As for the front panels, those can be procured for $69 each from eBay.