Motorola will launch its next G-series phone in India on August 9. Moto G32 comes as the successor to Moto G31 and is priced below the Moto G52 and Moto G42. But this phone borrows heavily from both phones, it almost seems like just another variant of Moto G42.
The teaser page for the phone is already on Flipkart (opens in new tab). It reveals everything we need to know about the device.
Moto G32: main features and specifications
The Moto G32 comes with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ LCD display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. It can be seen as a downgrade from its predecessor Moto G31 as that phone came with a Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 60Hz refresh rate.
It comes with a different design than other recent Moto phones, with the camera array going for a design that we would normally see in Realme phones. The phone is available in two colors, Mineral Gray and Satin Silver.
The phone is powered by Snapdragon 680 SoC. It is not the most powerful chipset in the segment and it is not really an upgrade from Mediatek Helio G85 SoC on Moto G31.
For the cameras, there’s a 50MP primary camera, an 8MP secondary ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front is a 16 megapixel selfie camera.
It is backed by a 5,000mAh battery and supports 33W fast charging. There is support for stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support. It is one of the few phones in the segment to come with stereo speaker support.
The phone comes standard with Android 12, a near-stock Android experience just like you get in the Pixels. Motorola promises an update to Android 13, with also promised 3 years of security updates.
Moto G52, Moto G42 & Moto G32 – All too similar
Motorola first released the Moto G52 in India, which had the same features and specifications as the Moto G32. Then came the Moto G42, which didn’t really differ much from the Moto G42 in terms of specs or features. Now comes the Moto G32, with almost the same feature set.
The only real difference is in the displays. Moto G52 has a 90Hz POLED display, Moto G42 has a 60Hz AMOLED display and Moto G32 has a 90Hz LCD display. The rest of the features remain the same. All three phones are powered by Snapdragon 680 SoC, come with the same camera setup and battery sizes remain the same.
Motorola could have at least swapped out the SoCs for the phones. But there is another way to look at this, by launching similar phones with minimal difference, the brand is bringing the features from a higher end to a lower end.
Motorola G31 was a successful phone for Motorola in India, due to the phone’s pricing. We have to wait for the price of the phone to be revealed to know if it is indeed a worthy successor to the Moto G31.