A little confused to see the purported fourth-generation Moto G pictured with a fingerprint scanner disguised as a physical home button in tow, then without one? If it wasn’t clear enough, there’s really no reason to be confused.
The G4, aka Moto G 2016, will likely come in two major configurations, a “standard” model and a Plus, the latter one’s suffix probably having nothing to do with size. Instead, their main differentiator should be the biometric authentication mechanism integrated in the bottom screen bezel of the Moto G4 Plus, rendered today in white by the world’s most trustworthy mobile tipster.
Aside from this clarification, the newly leaked high-res image reveals little we didn’t already know. The Moto G (4th gen) Plus looks almost nothing like its predecessor, ditching the patterned back, arranging the rear camera and dual LED flash differently, and even redesigning the M dimple to stand out less. Or perhaps that last part is just a false perception generated by the poor quality of previous leaks, and odd angle of the new one.
Either way, the design is bound to remain controversial, with Lenovo’s implication in shaping up the Moto G4 and G4 Plus deemed unfortunate by many fans of Motorola’s illustrious past. By the way, what’s up with the far too visible microphone hole next to the fingerprint sensor? And where are the speakers?