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Report: Moto G4 and G4 Plus images reveal fingerprint sensor and redesign

Derek Walter | April 19, 2016
Lenovo's first move in unveiling new Moto phones may be to finally jump aboard the fingerprint reader bandwagon.

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Credit: Android Central

Motorola’s phones have had one glaring weakness over the past couple of years: the lack of a fingerprint sensor. It appears that may finally change with the next generation of devices now that new parent company Lenovo is in charge.

The first piece of evidence comes from NoWhereElse, a French site which has offered some solid leaks in the past. According to the report, Motorola is at work on a G4 and G4 Plus, with both devices sporting a 5.5-inch screen and the camera serving as the main differentiator between the two.

The back camera housing also has a different design than the current generation of Moto phones.

Further evidence comes from Evan Blass, who has a solid track record of device leaks. With all the pictures, you see a squarish home button that serves as a fingerprint reader.

If the more budget-friendly Moto G line is getting a fingerprint sensor, then expect to see it in a next-gen Moto X as well. Last year’s Moto X launched in the fall, so more leaks could drip out over the next few months.

There weren’t any other specs, though Roland Quandt of WinFuture offered a few other details. 

Why this matters: Motorola’s phones have usually been a solid deal, but only with the latest Moto X was there finally a decent camera. That will be a necessity as there already several good phones out there with excellent photography power: the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, LG G5, and HTC 10.


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