Moto G4 leaked pictures reveal front fingerprint scanner, redesigned camera and more

Moto G4 leaked pictures reveal front fingerprint scanner, redesigned camera and more

Moto G 2016 leak hints at a new fingerprint scanner and a redesigned camera setup

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Moto G 2016 could be the first Motorola smartphone to feature a fingerprint scanner (Source: Weibo)

Motorola’s 2016 Moto G or Moto G4 (which is a more likely launch name) is coming soon and it could well be the first Moto smartphone to feature a fingerprint scanner.

The rumours hint at two smartphones named ‘Moto G4’ and ‘Moto G4 Plus’ and ArsTechnica reports that the Motorola will follow phone and phablet pairings just like other companies have followed in the past.

The latest pictures of the device were leaked from a user on the Chinese social networking site Weibo. The picture shows a smartphone that skips the prominent top and bottom speaker grills of Moto G3 and rather gets a home button doubling up as a fingerprint scanner.

The leaked picture also shows a new camera setup which could be the use of better autofocus and new image sensor too. Moto G3 and Moto G Turbo were a good overall smartphone but the camera was not equally good.


The 2016 Moto G could also be the first smartphone to feature ‘Moto by Lenovo’ branding. The Chinese smartphone maker bought Motorola from Google and announced its plan to drop Motorola and use ‘Moto by Lenovo’ branding instead.

While Motorola has opted for near-stock Android with its smartphone, it would be worth watching how Lenovo influences the UI. Also, will 2016 Moto G be the budget smartphone or step closer to mid-budget segment.

All the questions will be answered in the coming days when Lenovo actually announces the smartphone.