Second-gen Moto G 4G looks like a tasty upgrade
It's time for 4G: round two

Results from the popular Geekbench smartphone benchmarking tool may have leaked the specs for the upcoming Moto G 4G.

When Motorola released the first Moto G it was 3G-only, but that was soon followed up with the release of a Moto G 4G version. Now it looks like Motorola is ready to release a second-gen version.

The Geekbench 3 benchmark tool runs a number of tests on a smartphone to ascertain how powerful it is. The tests also gather information about the hardware inside of the phone. It appears that someone has run the Geekbench 3 benchmark on the next generation Moto G, giving us an insight into the specifications that Motorola's upcoming handset will come with.

Packing a punch?

According to the benchmark results, the next-gen Moto G handset, current labelled as 'motorola TBD', comes with a quad core Snapdragon 410 processor, a decent upgrade on the previous Moto G's Snapdragon 400 CPU.

It will also come with 1GB of RAM, and gets a Geekbench score of 1148, which is slightly better than the 1142 score of the earlier Moto G 4G.

The benchmark results also show that the new Moto G is currently running Android 4.4.4, though we expect it to ship (or at least be eventually upgraded to) Android 5.0 Lollipop.

We're still not sure when we'll see the new Moto G 4G. The first Moto G 4G came out around seven months after the 3G original. A new version of the 3G Moto G was then released just 10 months after the original. This, along with the fact that benchmarks have apparently been run on the new device, means we might not be too far off from seeing the new phone.

  • Read our review of the current Moto G 4G