Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, G6 Plus timeline – news, leaks, features, price, release date, specifications

Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, Moto G6 Plus timeline will keep you informed about ongoing news, leaks, rumours, speculations, renders, price, features and specifications at a single page only. It will cover everything starting from the first speculation to the final launch. These three Motorola smartphones are the successors of previous announced Motorola Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. This post page will be regularly updated with the latest developments regarding the devices, so either save this or Bookmark to get all the information as early as possible.

Moto G6 Play speculated to launch along with G6 and G6 Plus | Date : 22nd October, 2017

A twitter user, Evan Blass (the leak expert) has claimed that ‘Play’ variant will again join the ‘G series’ after being ditched for the last edition. He tweeted that;

“Next year will see the return of Play to Lenovo’s Moto G lineup in the form of the Moto G6 Play (alongside the G6 and G6 Plus).”

Motorola offlined Play variant right after the Moto G4 Play. The variant was not seen for the 5th generation of Moto G lineup. Now, a speculation by the leak expert has suggested return back of the variant again. This is the first rumour regarding the trio.


Moto G6 Trio renders seen on the web – design, specs and early price surfaced | Date : 17th January, 2018

moto g6 leak image

Photo Credit : DroidLife

For the very first time, trio renders on the timeline revealing few key specifications, speculated prices and design of the family. A trusted website, Droid Life has leaked the initial images of the phones and hinted at few configurations as well. The trio is rumored to have the fingerprint sensor on the front panel.

moto g6 plus leak image

If we go by the report, then next generation phones will sport 3D Glass back as seen on Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. The report suggested that Motorola Moto G 6th Gen will pack 5.7-inch FHD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. It is claimed to be powered with Snapdragon 450 paired with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage. It is said to feature dual rear camera sensor (12 megapixel + 5 megapixel) and 16 mega-pixel shooter on the front.

moto g6 play leak image

The Moto G6 Plus in the same report said to feature 5.93-inch Full HD+ display and same camera internals. It will be available in Deep Indigo, Nimbus, and Dark Lake shades, as per the sources. But, it is likely to have superior processor shifting from 450 to Snapdragon 660 SoC paired with 6GB RAM. Along side, G6 Play will feature 5.7-inch HD display and massive battery of 4,000mAh capacity. Rest of the configurations remains safe.

The Droid Life team has few speculation on Moto G6 Trio as well. According to them, it’s price will range from $240 to $330 depending upon the variant.


Another leak reveals important configurations and design | Date : 15th February, 2018

A twitter user, Andri Yatim posted image of Moto 6th Generation lineup and reveals certain key specifications. He pointed that ‘Plus’ variant will have a 3250mAh battery, G6 Play will be powered with Qualcomm SD 430 SoC and 4000mAh capacity battery and G6 is supposed to have Snapdragon 450 processor and 3000mAh battery power. A NFC chip is also suggested through leaks.


Moto G6 Play popped up on GeekBench listing, Codenames tipped | Date : 21st February, 2018

geekbench score of moto g6 play

GeekBench Score of G(6) Play

Handset just got through the GeekBench Listing getting a final score of 472 in terms of single core and 1801 in terms of multi-cores. The listing also confirmed few of the specifications as well. It stressed that Play variant will be powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor clubbed with 3GB RAM. It is pointed to run Android 8.0 Oreo on the top.

Along side, Evan Blass tipped about codenames of upcoming 6th Generation Motorola phones. According to him, ‘Ashley’ is fixed for Play, ‘Blaine’ is set for standard version and Plus variant is codenamed as ‘Teller’.


Motorola Moto G6 Plus renders in various colours | Date : February 22, 2018

Moto G6 Plus various colour renders

Photo Credit : Android Headlines

The rumour mill for the upcoming moto handsets has been paced out in last few days, hinting a nearby launch. This time, Android Headlines published a report that shows ‘Plus’ variant in various shades. These colour options includes Silver, Gold, White, Blue, and Cyan. It points that phones will have curvy back design and metal glass body. The images put here shows that smartphones will feature rounded dual rear camera setup and LED flash (all in a circle). A rear fingerprint sensor is also mounted on the device, discarding previous report of home button mounting for the sensor.


Moto G6 takes GeekBench Test, make a conflict to previous reports | Date : 22nd February, 2018

A previous report hinted of SD450 packing for the phone but that report stood false. Recently, Moto G6 took the GeekBench test scoring 709 for single core and 3582 for multi-cores. According to this listing, it will be powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor. It will pack 3GB RAM and runs Android 8.0 Oreo.

Geekbench score of moto g6

Geekbench score of g(6)

Apart from that, launch at Mobile World Congress 2018 is expected for upcoming Moto G series, as per the pace of developments taking place in the timeline.


Handsets passed through NCC and TENNA certification revealing images and features | Date : 26th March, 2018

Moto G6 Play real life image leak

Photo Credit : TrendyTechz

Moto G6 Play real life image leak rear

The Moto G6 Play was seen on Taiwanese website, NCC appearing first time in real life images. The images shows that it will sport a display larger than 5-inch but smaller than 6-inch, may be 5.7-inch as stated above. Looking at the images, it can be concluded that smartphone source its design from Motorola Moto X4, also dual rear camera along with micro-USB port and 3.5mm headphone audio jack.

Moto G6 Tenna images

Image Credits : TENNA

The Moto G 6th Generation smartphone passed TENNA certification (a certification mandatory for each smartphone to hit Chinese market).  According to this listing, it will sport a 5.7-inch display, runs android OS and packs 3000mAh battery. The same listing reveals that it will support Dual SIMs and measures 154.5 x 72.2 x 8.3 mm in terms of dimensions.


Moto G6 Lineup likely to hit stage in April, confirmed officially | Date : March 27, 2018

Lenovo-owned Motorola has made official announcement regarding the launch of its first line of products of 2018. The company through a blog post stated few decision about its senior management and strategy for this year. The blog post reads that;

“We realise we’ve had a great deal of transformation over the past years, and we’re grateful for our fans’ support and commitment. We’re excited for what 2018 (and beyond!) is going to bring us and look forward to sharing our first products of the year with you next month!”

The above statement confirms the release in April, however, they did not mention the monikers of upcoming products. But, we can safely assume that 6th Gen. lineup is all over the web right now and it is assured to hit market in few weeks. Apart from that, blog post a position change in the hierarchy of company by promoting a long-term employee Sergio Buniac as the new head of Motorola Mobility.


Moto G6 Trio listed on a Hungarian Site, details all specifications and prices | Date : March 29, 2018

The biggest leaks comes before final launch as upcoming trio got listed on a Hungarian website detailing all internals and prices too. According to this listing, Moto G6 comes with 5.7-inch IPS Max Vision display (FHD+ 2160 x 1080 pixels) and powered with SD450 paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB with microSD cards. It sports a 12 + 5 megapixel dual rear camera and 16 megapixel front shooter. Handset also comes equipped with NFC, Dual SIM support, 4G VoLTE and fingerprint sensor.

Moto G6 Plus alza listing

The Moto Play is said to sport 5.7-inch HD+ (1440 x 720) display powered with octa-core CPU paired with 16GB storage and 2GB RAM. It features same camera intels as the first one but have a bigger 4000mAh capacity battery. While, Plus variant is tipped to have a 5.93-inch FHD+ display and powered with SD630 paired with 3GB/32GB memory. It is said to have a 3200mAH battery, according to the listing.

The trio is tipped to run Android 8.0 Oreo and said to offer ‘Max Vision’ display view protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. These are said to have a ‘cut out’ feature that allow users to swap background images and users will be able to apply animated filters, said the sources. Another report by Killer Features suggests that Play will be priced at $199 while standard variant might cost at $249.


Moto G6 and G6 Play prices listed accidentally with few features, later removed | Date : April 2, 2018

A reputed tipster Roland Quandt has outed information regarding a listing of Fry Electronics which accidentally informed all the specifications and prices. Listing was later removed but said user took screenshots to share them with us. Fry Electronics listing reveals information about upcoming 6th Gen Moto and Play variant. The latter is said to sport a 5.7-inch HD+ MaxVision display with 1440 x 720 pixels resolution, a 4000mAh capacity battery, a 13-megapixel rear “rapid-focus” camera, a 5-megapixel selfie camera (with LED flash), a fingerprint sensor, and some exclusive Moto gestures. The listing mentions a price tag of $199.99 (approx Rs. 12,999) and a shipping date of May 10.

On the other hand, Moto G6 is said to sport 5.7-inch FHD+ Max Vision display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2160 x 1080 pixels screen resolution. Smartphone is tipped to have 3D glass back, 8 megapixel selfie shooter, unspecified version of Qualcomm CPU, fingerprint sensor and 3000mAh battery. It’s price is listed at $249 (approx Rs.15,999) and said to ship from 17th May, 2018. The price co-relates with above report. The shipment dates hints that trio might launch in last week of April.


Moto G6 Play’s rear camera will have certain software tweaks, reads in-house Motorola documentation | Date : April 4, 2018

Another report by Android Headlines citing in-house motorola documentation as source details the rear camera in full. This report suggest a different Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 octa-core processor, 5.7-inch HD Max Vision display with 18:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. A 4000mAh battery with Moto TurboPower charging support is also promised.

Motorola Moto G6 Play is said to sport a single 13 megapixel camera sensor on the rear panel with certain software tweaks such as Quick Capture, Best Shot, Manual Mode, and a Beautification Mode. It is also reported to feature a 5 megapixel selfie shooter again with Beautification mode for producing beautiful selfies. It is also said to support FM Radio access, support for Dolby Audio technology, a fingerprint sensor with Moto Key support.


Moto G6 Trio expected to release on April 19 in Sao Paulo | Date : April 5, 2018

moto g6 trio launch invite

A launch invite is making rounds on the internet hinting at the launch of upcoming Moto G6 trio. The launch event is scheduled for April 19 in Sao Paulo. The invite image does not reveal much about the names of products to be unveiled at the event. But, the background in invite image relates directly to the previous renders of Moto G6 Plus. So, it can be speculated that the trio is going to launch at the event. We can’t confirm whether it will be an exclusive to region launch or will be a global event. The global launch might took place earlier or later of mentioned date.


A video leaked several features of Moto G6 Play | Date : April 11, 2018

A hand on video surfaced on the web reveals certain key features of the handset and few screenshots from the video helped us to analyse what is major USPs of the phone. According to this video, it will sport a single rear camera and 18:9 aspect ratio display. You can watch video here


Complete Moto G6 Lineup renders in five colour options, live images surfaced | Date : 14th April, 2018

The images appeared from Instagram or twitter showing trio in several colour options. Let’s get directly to images. Back of Moto G6 Play looks plastic and will arrive in only two colors – Indigo Blue or Gold. Standard Moto G6 will appear in Indigo Blue, Silver, Rose Gold and Black shades. Moto G6 Plus will appear only in two colour options of Indigo Blue or Gold.

Moto G6 Black Moto G6 in Indigo Blue and Rose Gold Moto G6 Play Gold Moto G6 Play Indigo Blue Moto G6 Plus in Gold Moto G6 Plus in Indigo Blue
Moto G6 silver


Moto G6 Plus spotted on GeekBench | Date : 16th April, 2018

Moto G6 Plus Geekbench

Other two variant of upcoming moto series has taken the GeekBench test. Finally, the third one i.e. Moto G6 Plus has taken the test and scored 866 for single core and 4123 for multi-cores. The same listing stated various features of the phone. It suggested that handset will run Android 8.0 Oreo and will be powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor coupled with 4GB RAM.


Moto G6 Trio announced, official specifications, price and availability out now | Date : 19th April, 2018

moto g6, moto g6 play, moto g6 plus launched

After going past a series of leaks and rumors, the Moto G 6th Generation family was finally announced officially through a launch event held at Brazil today. The handsets will go on sale in Brazil starting from today only followed by next week in Mexico. There is no official confirmation when trio will hit the Indian market but they are likely to reach India very soon. All three devices came stocked with pure un-customized form of Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. Along side, at the same event, Moto E5, E5 Plus and E5 Play took to the stage. Let’s get into final specifications and price of each member of the series.

Motorola Moto G6 – Price :- $249 (roughly translates into INR 15,999)

Motorola Moto G6 best price in India

  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 5.7-inch FHD+ display (2160 x 1080 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, 424 ppi, Gorilla Glass 3)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor
  • 3GB/4GB paired with 32GB/64GB
  • Dual rear camera : 12 MP (f/1.8) + 5 MP (f/2.2)
  • 8 MP selfie camera (f/2.2)
  • Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery (Fast battery charging 15W)
  • rear mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 153.8 x 72.3 x 8.3 mm
  • Colours : Deep Indigo, Silver, Blush, Black

Motorola Moto G6 Play – Price :- $199 (approximately Rs.12,999)

Motorola Moto G6 Play best price in India | Specs | Reviews - Lowest Online

  • 5.7-inch HD+ display (1440 x 720 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, 282 ppi, Gorilla Glass)
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor or Qualcomm MSM8920 Snapdragon 427 quad-core processor
  • 2GB/3GB coupled with 16GB/32GB memory
  • 13 MP (f/2.0, 1.12µm) rear camera
  • 8 mega-pixel selfie camera
  • Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery (Fast battery charging 10W or 15W)
  • 154.4 x 72.2 x 9 mm
  • Colours : Deep Indigo, Silver, Flash Gray, Gold

Motorola Moto G6 Plus – Price :- EUR 299 (approx Rs.23,999)

Motorola Moto G6 Plus best price in India

  • 5.9 inches Full HD+ display (2160 x 1080 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, 409 ppi, Gorilla Glass 3)
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 2.2GHz Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 octa-core CPU
  • 4GB/6GB RAM clubbed with 64GB/128GB internal storage
  • Dual rear camera : 12 MP (f/1.7) + 5 MP (f/2.2)
  • 8 mega-pixel front shooter (f/2.2 aperture)
  • Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery
  • Front mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 160 x 75.5 x 8 mm, 167 gram
  • Colours : Gold, Deep Indigo, Nimbus

The G series smartphones are cursed with poor software support, says a fresh report | Date : 21st April, 2018

A report from Arstechnica cites that recently released G series smartphones are entitled for only one major software update despite being the stock android featurer. While, E series is said to not receive any software update through out its life. This might disappoints some of moto fans as G series will stop its journey after receiving the Android P update.

The reduction will took place in terms of security updates as well, as a new security update will be rolled out once in every 60 to 90 days while moto family earlier received updates on monthly basis.





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