Moto G100 announced (Update: US availability)


TL;DR

  • Motorola has launched the Moto G100, its first G mannequin with a Snapdragon 800-series chip.
  • It additionally boasts a dock for big-screen app use, plus audio zoom for smarter video recording.
  • It’s out there now in Europe and Latin America for £449.99.

Update, July 22, 2021 (11:15 AM ET): The Motorola Moto G100 got here out just a few months in the past, however solely in particular areas of the world. Disappointingly, Motorola claimed it had no plans to vary that. Now, although, the gadget is formally out there within the United States. Thanks, Moto!

Starting now, you should buy the G100 in an unlocked state for $499 — a full $100 off its listing value of $599. You can seize this deal completely from Motorola.com. The gadget is GSM-only, which implies it’ll solely work on T-Mobile, AT&T, and their varied subsidiaries. The cellphone gained’t work appropriately on Verizon and its subsidiaries.


Original article, March 16, 2021 (02:50 AM ET): The buy of a Moto G cellphone has sometimes meant accepting honest efficiency at greatest, however you may not must make that compromise going ahead. Motorola has launched the G100, its first cellphone utilizing one in every of Qualcomm’s higher-end Snapdragon 800-series chips.

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True to the rumors, the Moto G100 facilities on a Snapdragon 870 mated with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. It gained’t be as quick because the Snapdragon 888-powered flagship telephones available on the market, however it’ll embody 5G and the processing energy to juggle a number of apps and deal with intensive duties.

Motorola G100: More than meets the attention

Motorola is increasing the Android 11-based software program to match. As hinted late last year, the Moto G100 features a Ready For platform that permits you to transfer video games, video calls, and different apps to a giant display screen. An included dock helps you utilize the function from the beginning. Regardless of how you utilize apps, a unique-to-mobile topic monitoring function retains tabs on folks whether or not you’re calling or recording video.

Moto G100 Dock

The 6.7-inch show gained’t rival the newest units with its 90Hz refresh price. You do get HDR10 assist, although, and Motorola is betting that the upper efficiency will assist you to benefit from the display screen.

The Moto G100’s digital camera array is extra acquainted, however would possibly do the job properly for the worth class. Although it’s not unusual to see 64MP foremost cameras, there’s additionally a macro digital camera with a hoop mild akin to the one seen on the much less highly effective Motorola One 5G. There’s additionally an ultra-wide cam. The entrance packs two cameras, together with one other ultra-wide in addition to a 16MP normal sensor.

Motorola is promoting the Moto G100 now in Europe and Latin America at a beginning value of £449.99. Motorola confirmed it has no plans to deliver this cellphone to North America. This is unlucky because it’s arduous for Americans to search out available Snapdragon 800-powered telephones in that value tier.


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