The past few weeks have been thick with rumors of new Motorola hardware, as leaks appeared to reveal a pair of handsets: the device we’re hearing called the Moto G4 Plus, with a beneath-the-screen fingerprint scanner, and a similar model that forgoes the fingerprint scanner, believed to launch as simply the Moto G4. The design we’ve seen hasn’t been everyone’s favorite, but regardless of what you may think of the look of these phones, we’re still very curious to get the official scoop on them – and that’s going to mean looking forward to a formal launch announcement. As luck would have it, we may have just picked up early confirmation of when that will be, from none other than Motorola-owning Lenovo’s CEO himself.
As you may have noticed, Lenovo just launched its latest handset, the ZUK Z2 Pro with a massive 6GB of RAM. Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing (above) was on-hand for the event, and he couldn’t help but talk a little about what’s coming up from Motorola. Specifically, he confirmed that Motorola’s planning to release an “exciting” new device on June 9, just eight weeks from now.
Yang stopped short of directly confirming any details about the new hardware, so we don’t even know if this is the Moto G4 (Plus) we’re talking about, but given the prevalence of those models in recent leaks, we’d say they’re the strongest contenders.
Then again, eight weeks is a lot of time for new leaks to emerge, and by the time June rolls around we’ll likely have a much better developed set of expectations for Motorola’s announcement.