The latest device in Lenovo’s Moto G line is the Moto G Pure, a low-end $159.99 phone coming to the US and Canada.
Specs include a 6.5-inch, 1600×720 LCD; a MediaTek Helio G25 (that’s eight Cortex A53 CPUs built on a 12 nm process); 3GB of RAM; 32GB of storage; and a 4000 mAh battery. There’s a microSD slot—which will most likely be needed, as the phone has only 32GB of storage—and a headphone jack. The camera bump on the back is doing its best flagship impression, but in terms of hardware, you’re getting one 13 MP camera, a 2 MP “depth sensor,” and an LED flash. The front camera is 5 MP.
The body is all plastic. The front has a teardrop camera notch with a big chin at the button, but again, the phone is cheap. The Motorola logo on the back is also a fingerprint reader, which is a nice touch. The phone supports 2.4 and 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 5, but sadly, there’s no NFC. The USB-C port supports 10 W charging, and the phone comes with Android 11.
Motorola is very good at distributing these cheap phones in the US, and it has a long list of partners. For now, there are only US launch details; the phone will be sold at Best Buy, Walmart, B&H Photo, Amazon, Motorola.com, and Verizon on October 14. Motorola says the phone will be available for T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, AT&T, Cricket, US Cellular, Consumer Cellular, Boost Mobile, Xfinity Mobile, Spectrum Mobile, and Republic Wireless “in the coming months.”