Moto G7 to launch in Brazil in February, before MWC
The Moto G7 is shaping up to be a major release for Motorola as it relies on this model for a big chunk of its sales. Earlier this year, Motorola globally launched the G6 lineup consisting of the Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, and Moto G6 Play in Sao Paulo, Brazil in April.
In 2019, Motorola is expected to take a slightly more aggressive approach to the timing of its press event. A report from Brazilian website AndroidPit cites Brazilian industry sources claiming that Motorola will announce the G7 in February, before the MWC is set to take place. Brazil is one of Motorola’s strongest markets so it’s only fitting that Motorola is set on announcing the new mid-range device here.
Should these reports be true, it shows that Motorola is willing to go all-in with the G7. It could have waited until MWC to announce the Moto G7 at a global event in Europe. Something about one-upping the other major players to the punch line must have been appealing to Motorola. Not only this, but Latin America is becoming an increasingly competitive market with more Chinese brands making rounds in South America.
The Moto G7 is expected to come in four variants: G7, G7 Plus, G7 Play, and G7 Power. The latter variant is a new one and is rumored to come with a huge 5,000 mAh battery which should yield mutli-day battery life. The same variant recently leaked as the G7 Supra, which is said to be a rebranding of the ‘Power’ variant for Cricket Wireless in the US market.
The G7 and G7 Plus will have dual-cameras while the G7 Play and Power only have a single shooter. According to previous FCC filings, the phones will come in 3GB or 4GB of RAM with either 32Gb or 64GB of storage and all variants will serve different markets. The phone is said to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 CPU.