Moto G2 to ship September 10 with 5-inch display and 8MP camera


Motorola’s Moto G2 will go on sale on Wednesday, September 10, according to a new report. The second-generation device is expected to come with a larger 5-inch display and a much-improved, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.

The successor of Motorola Moto G, rumored as Moto G2 and Moto G+1, should be available for purchase on September 10,” GSMArena reports. “The information comes from a retailer, which got the info straight from a Motorola rep.”

Late last week, an Australian retailer added the Moto G2 to its internal database. The listing says the handset will have a larger 5-inch HD display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of internal storage, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. This is in line with what we’ve already heard from recent reports.

The Moto G2 is expected to cost around €350 ($467) in Europe, according to GSMArena, which is double the price of the original Moto G and around 25% more expensive than the recently-released Moto G with 4G LTE. Despite the improvements, that’s quite a steep increase — one that could damage the Moto G’s popularity.

If a September 10 release is indeed Motorola’s plan, then we may well see the Moto G2’s official unveiling at IFA 2014 in Berlin at the beginning of next month.