Moto G4 leaks out with fingerprint scanner, mysterious sensor

Meet the Moto G4. Photo: NowhereElse

Meet the Moto G4. Photo: NowhereElse

New images of Lenovo’s upcoming Moto G4 handset have leaked out ahead of its official debut, revealing a front-facing fingerprint scanner and mysterious sensors above its camera.

Recent leaks¬†revealed that Lenovo’s next Moto smartphones would be named the Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus, while tipsters on Twitter have claimed both will have 5.5-inch displays and 16GB of RAM as standard. The big difference between the two will be in the cameras.

While the Moto G4 will feature a 13-megapixel shooter, the Moto G4 Plus is expected to have a better 16-megapixel camera. It’s also possible that the Plus will have a sharper Quad HD display, while the more affordable model will be 1080p.

New images reveal the Moto G4 will also carry a fingerprint scanner that will sit just beneath its display. It’s square and pretty ugly (in my opinion, at least), but long-time Moto fans will be pleased to finally get this feature.

Alongside this fingerprint scanner is a tiny hole, which could be a sensor, notification LED, or microphone — thought it seems like a strange position for the latter two. There are also two small sensors on the back of the Moto G4 that sit above its camera.

Speaking of the camera, we have a single-lens shooter that’s accompanied by what looks like a dual-tone¬†flash — both of which sit inside what appears to be a soft touch back panel. There’s no Lenovo logo in sight, which will be good news to most.

There’s no word on when Lenovo is expected to announce the Moto G4 lineup, but with the leaks coming in thick and fast now, it can’t be too far away.