Motorola Moto G images leak, as conflict arises over hardware specs

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With the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 news, yesterday was a crazy busy one for us smartphone junkies, and in an effort to keep on top of that business, some other stories got pushed to the back burner. Now that things have calmed down a little, we wanted to revisit one such story, and also see that some new info has come to light today, all helping to reveal to us Motorola’s Moto G.

We mentioned the Moto G named to you earlier this week, and then yesterday @evleaks posted the first known image of the handset, along with offering a few tech specs he picked up from a tipster. Those included things like a Snapdragon S4 Pro – though quad core and running at 1.5GHz, unlike the Moto X – a 4.7-inch 720p display, eight-megapixel main camera, 1950 mAh battery, and 8GB or 16GB storage options.

Today, a new leak gives us some more official-looking specs, but they don’t quite line up with that first batch. This time, as you can see in the image above, the phone’s described as having a 4.5-inch 720p screen, only a five-megapixel camera, and a slower 1.2GHz SoC. We also only see a single 8GB storage option.

So, who’s right? That 4.5-inch display figure was also floating around when we were talking about his hardware as the Motorola DVX (and this certainly seems to be the same device), so maybe this lesser set of specs is closer to the mark. And like we said, that shot up top really looks legit. Chances are we’ll find out soon, as it looks like the phone’s being prepped for sales this holiday season. Reportedly, it could go for free-on-contract, right from launch.

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Source: GSM Arena, @evleaks (Twitter)

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!