The mid-range Moto G smartphone, which was launched last year was considered as a good bet by virtue of its 'budget' price tag (£135 for 8GB and £159 for 16GB) and fairly decent hardware aspects.
Now, it is likely that the 'preferred' Moto G will have a successor that is expected to be a next-generation variant of the original. The next-gen smartphone is expected to be termed 'Moto G2', and feature improved tech-specs.
According to a recent GFX benchmark, which points at a Motorola device termed Motorola XT1063 (rumoured to be the Moto G2), the likely successor to Moto G will have a larger display, and run Android 4.4.4 KitKat; straight out of the box.
The GFX Benchmark suggests that Motorola XT1063 has a 5in display, runs the Android 4.4.4 and is driven by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB RAM.
An important aspect highlighted by the latest benchmark is the 8MP rear camera of the Motorola XT1063, and a 2MP front snapper. The smartphone, once official, will also provide an internal storage of 4.5GB.
The above technical specifications of the new Motorola device indicate a significant improvement in the hardware aspects in comparison to the current Moto G which comes with a 4.5in screen, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (although upgradable to Android 4.4.4) and a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor with 1GB RAM.
Moto G also comes with a 5MP rear camera, and a 1.3MP rear snapper. Connectivity wise, Moto G provides 3G connectivity.
The Motorola device surfacing out of the latest benchmarks undoubtedly looks like an improved mid-ranger(in comparison to Moto G2), and the device, once official, is likely to be 4G-enabled going by its improved tech-specs (over Moto G2).
With regard to pricing, we can expect the device to be competitively priced; the Moto G2 (likely) should have a price tag hovering in the £200 range considering the fact that it is likely to feature above-average hardware aspects.
Recently, another of Motorola's next-gen device, the Moto X+1 surfaced via leaked images, and the smartphone is tipped to feature a 12MP rear camera, and run Android 4.4.4.