eBay listings tip off 5.5-inch Full HD display for both Moto G4 and G4 Plus

It’s no longer a big secret Motorola (or should we say Lenovo?) has not one, but two follow-ups for the third-generation Moto G in the pipeline. And the G4 and G4 Plus are likely to break cover in India next week.

But exactly what is it that makes the “Plus” variant worthy of the pompous suffix? It can’t only be a fingerprint scanner that separates the two models. Probably not, but if you expect the “standard” Moto G4 to take a page from its predecessor’s playbook, and keep things nice and compact at 5 inches, perhaps with enhanced Full HD resolution in tow, get ready to be bitterly disappointed.

Moto G4 screen assembly

Out of nowhere, a pair of “Moto G 2016” screen assemblies have surfaced on eBay Germany. They’re available at $69 a pop, and while their authenticity is virtually impossible to verify without actually buying them, they sure look legit in the handful of pics accompanying the listings.

One is black, one is white, both include circuitry needed to connect the displays to other G4 components, as well as pretty hard-to-manipulate text confirming size and pixel count: 5.5 inches and FHD, aka 1,920 x 1,080.

Moto G4 Full HD screen

But hands down the most interesting tidbit is the presence of a square cutout on the black panel, and its absence on the white one. How do you explain that? Simple – we’re looking at LCD pieces for both the Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus. And they’ll likely both offer 5.5-inch 1080p resolution.

Still, we don’t believe the two will be identical in every department besides fingerprint recognition. Instead, the Plus might feature a 16MP rear camera, 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM, with the non-Plus forced to downgrade all that to 13 megapixels, 2 gigs of memory, and 16 gigs of internal storage space to save production costs and lower retail pricing. Just an educated guess… for now.

Sources: eBay (1), (2)

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