Motorola Moto G7 unmasked ahead of official announcement and release date

The Moto G7 range will be announced in Brazil on February 7

Moto G7 Release Date Price UK Leak

Motorola has started to mail-out invitations for an exclusive event in São Paulo, Brazil on February 7, 2019. The event has been shrouded in mystery until a colossal leak over the weekend unveiled just about everything that the hugely-popular smartphone brand is scheduled to announce on-stage.

In a nutshell – we're going to see the launch of the Moto G7. This new smartphone range will follow on from the successful Moto G6 range, which included three models (G6, G6 Plus, and G6 Play), announced on April 23, 2018.

A video posted online by a Brazilian channel over the weekend leaked all of the technical specifications of Moto G7 Power – one of the four separate variations of the Moto G7 series coming this year. Although the video has now been removed, according to Camila Rinaldi at OlharDigital, it was online long enough to give us a pretty comprehensive idea of what to expect at the announcement next month.

Here's a rough idea of how the Moto G7 models will purportedly break down. We've listed the models in ascending price order, from the most affordable model to the flagship Moto G7, based on the latest leaks:

  • Moto G7 Play: Qualcomm SnapDragon 625, singe rear camera, 3,000mAh battery
  • Moto G7 Power: Qualcomm SnapDragon 625, singe rear camera, 5,000mAh battery
  • Moto G7: Qualcomm SnapDragon 660, dual-rear cameras, teardrop notch display
  • Moto G7 Plus: Snapdragon 660, dual-rear cameras, larger teardrop notch display 

All four variations of the smartphone are expected to have a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and an all-screen design – although the size of the notch will vary based on the price of the handset, with the most expensive models getting the smaller teardrop-style notch à la OnePlus 6T.

According to XDA Developers, colour finishes will vary between models of the Moto G7, with the most affordable Moto G7 Play shipping in Gold and Blue, the Moto G7 in Black and White, and Moto G7 Plus in Blue and Red. There is no information on the colour finishes for the Moto G7 Power.

The official invitation for the Motorola event next month includes the tagline "What Matters Most To You?", written over an image taken at dusk. For our money, this seems like an obvious hint at better low-light photography being one of the biggest selling points of the upgraded Motorola phone range.

For example, we expect to see a variation of Google's new Night Sight functionality that it unveiled with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL last October.

Lead Image Credit: XDA Developers