Motorola is launching its next G-series phone in India on August 9th. The Moto G32 comes as the successor to the Moto G31 and sits below the Moto G52 and Moto G42 in terms of price. But this phone borrows so much from both phones that it almost feels like just another Moto G42 variant.
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 will come with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ LCD screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. It could be seen as a downgrade from its predecessor Moto G31 as that phone came with an AMOLED Full HD+ display with a 60Hz refresh rate.
It comes in a different design than other recent Moto phones, with the camera array going to the design we would normally see on Realme phones. The phone comes in two colors, Mineral Gray and Satin Silver.
The phone will be powered by Snapdragon 680 SoC. It’s not the most powerful chipset in the segment, and it’s not really an upgrade over the Mediatek Helio G85 SoC in the Moto G31.
Coming to the cameras, there’s a 50MP primary camera, a secondary 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is a 16MP 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 only phones in the segment to come with stereo speaker support.
The phone comes with Android 12 out of the box, a near-stock Android experience like you get on the Pixels. Motorola promises an update to Android 13, with 3 years of security updates also promised.
Moto G52, Moto G42 and Moto G32 – All very similar
Motorola first launched the Moto G52 in India, which came with similar features and specs as the Moto G32. Then came the Moto G42, which really didn’t have much difference in specs or features to the Moto G42. Now the Moto G32 is coming, with almost the same feature set.
The only real difference is in the screens. The Moto G52 has a 90Hz POLED display, the Moto G42 has a 60Hz AMOLED display, and the Moto G32 has a 90Hz LCD display. The other characteristics remain the same. All three phones are powered by the Snapdragon 680 SoC, come with the same camera setup and also the battery sizes remain the same.
Motorola could have at least switched from SoCs to phones. But there’s a different way of looking at it, by releasing similar phones with minimal difference, the brand is reducing features from a higher end to a lower end.
The Motorola G31 was a successful phone for Motorola in India due to the price of the phone. We need to wait for the price of the phone to be revealed to know if this is indeed a worthy successor to the Moto G31.