The first 5G Moto G phone is on the way

Moto G8 Plus profile show with rear gradient

Credit: Dhruv Bhutani / Android authority

  • The Moto G 5G has leaked and is expected to become the first 5G phone in the series.
  • A clear view shows an arrangement of a quadruple reversing camera and two perforation holes.
  • The Motorola phone also seems to have a fingerprint scanner on the side.

The Moto G series of phones undoubtedly made budget phones cool when the first model launched in 2013. Since then, the range has regularly released affordable yet reliable products.

Now, serial leaker Evan Blass has revealed that Motorola is working on a Moto G 5G smartphone, ready to become the first 5G compatible Moto G handset.

A photo posted by Blass to his Patreon account shows a phone with a quad camera on the back (with a 48-megapixel camera), as well as what looks like punch holes for two selfie sensors. Hopefully we have a normal / ultra wide front combo instead of a depth sensor. Check out the image below.

Moto G 5G Evan Blass on PatreonMoto G 5G Evan Blass on Patreon

Another notable feature of the Moto G 5G display is a visible fingerprint scanner on the side, as opposed to a built-in sensor or a scanner embedded in the Moto logo.

We don't know anything else about the new Motorola phone, but we expect budget prices given the Moto G branding. For example the Moto G8 Plus retails for ~ $ 250 in the US, so we're probably looking at something in this price range or a little higher considering the 5G support.

News of a Moto G 5G also comes two weeks after Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 690 chipset, the first 5G processor in the 600 series. The last few big Moto G phones used Snapdragon 600 series processors, so we expect the Snapdragon 690 in this new model.