If you’re a fan of the Moto G family of smartphones, Motorola has finally announced a U.S. on-sale date for the two newest members: the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus. Both smartphones are available for pre-order today from Motorola.com, and will be available from a wide range of retailers including Amazon, B&H Photo, and Best Buy starting on July 12th.
Both the Moto G4 and Moto 4G Plus will be available unlocked, with a starting price of $199.99 and $249.99 respectively. The two phones are also compatible with CDMA and GSM networks, so no matter which U.S. carrier you prefer, you should be able to pop in a SIM card and go.
If you need a refresher, the Moto G4 comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of storage. Of course, there’s a microSD slot included to expand storage and you’ll find a 3000 mAh battery that supports TurboPower fast charging. Camera duties are handled by a 13MP and 5MP units mounted in the rear and on the front respectively.
The G4 Plus, on the other hand, adds 4GB of RAM, a 16MP rear camera with laser autofocus and a fingerprint sensor. The G4 Plus can also be had in both 16GB and 64GB variants. Other features shared between the two devices include 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE connectivity and microUSB connectors. These smartphones will also ship with Android 6.0.1, which in typical Motorola fashion, is as close to stock as you can get without buying a Nexus device.
While the Moto G4 starts at $199, you can step up to the 32GB model for an extra $30. The 64GB version of the Moto G4 Plus will cost you $299, representing a $50 premium. It should also be noted that pre-orders for either smartphone quality for a $50 gift card at B&H Photo and Best Buy.