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Check out the third-generation Moto G in press-friendly quality

Given all that we know about the Lenovo-coordinated 2015 affordability champ, its commercial release seems a matter of weeks rather than months.


The ultra-high-end third-gen Moto X got a lot of media attention recently, and understandably so, with a pair of Verizon-bound flagships also very much in the spotlight. Not to forget Moto 360’s hopefully polished sequel, which would be smart to roll out before Samsung’s circular, voice call-capable Gear A, aka Orbis.

Meanwhile, a new edition of the wildly successful Motorola Moto G took a backseat in the rumor mill, especially as there’s really not much room for advancements and upgrades in the sub-$200 market segment.

Still, the purported XT1540 model number of the 2015 G popped up occasionally at various import and certification authorities, and we even caught a few (blurry) glimpses of the marginally improved low-cost 5 incher.

Now, the jig is altogether up for the “Osprey”, rendered in crisp clear quality by insiders close to Techno Buffalo. As expected and previously documented, the rear camera stands out in a big way, courtesy of a metallic (or metal-like) vertical connector to the dimpled M logo.

The rest of the handheld’s skeleton isn’t vastly different from the second-gen’s exterior, so kudos to Lenovo for letting Motorola once again do its thing. Of course, if the speculated features pan out, we can’t help but feel this is a way too familiar device.

5-inch 1,280 x 720 pix res display? Been there, done that. Quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor and 1 GB RAM? Yawn. 8 GB internal storage? Thank God for microSD expansion. Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (in close to stock form), 13 MP main photographic unit, 5 MP selfie shooter, 4G LTE connectivity as standard? That’s more like it, but is it also too little, too late?

Probably not if the unlocked phone costs less than 200 bucks.

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