Leaked Moto G render shows simple, reserved design on the 2015 model

Outside of a vertical button strip on the back, Motorola is going the 'don't mess with success' route for its Moto G refresh.

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The current Moto G is the best smartphone you can buy for under $200. Even though it’s likely several months before Motorola graces us with a new model, we have another shot at how a refreshed Moto G may look.

TechnoBuffalo has what the site says are official press renders, and they give a clearer view than the blurry peek we got recently.  The renders show a white model, but we expect the phone to come in black as well. 

The back of the phone shows a new vertical strip with the familiar spot to rest your finger and the device’s camera. The overall form factor is similar to Motorola’s other devices, with a plastic build to keep costs down.

The current Moto G was released in September, so either Motorola is preparing an earlier upgrade or these renderings just happened to slip out much earlier than planned.

Our previous report indicated the next Moto G would have a Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB of RAM and a 5-inch, 1280x720 pixel screen. The back was to feature a 13-megapixel camera with a 5-megapixel option on the front. The Moto G also was to include 8GB of storage, and most importantly, LTE support.

Why this matters: The Moto G is a perfect device for someone who wants a first smartphone, a second phone to play with, or doesn’t want to spend $700 to get an Android device. While some may consider this a dull redesign, it’s hard to argue with staying close to a formula that has worked in the past, especially for a budget phone.

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