Motorola has introduced the G100 and the G50, two mid-range phones that are targeting the European and Latin American markets first. Both offer displays with fast 90Hz refresh rates for smooth scrolling and animations, 5G connectivity, and embrace Motorola’s spirit of “more battery, more better” with massive 5,000 mAh cells.
The top-end G100 is ready to compete with the Google Pixel 4A 5G with a Snapdragon 870 5G processor, 8GB of RAM, and a double-wide / ultra-wide selfie camera for € 499.99 (~ $ 587). The G50, on the other hand, looks like a respectable and cheaper device: its faster refresh rate, its 6.5-inch screen is still a bit weird at its price tag of € 229.99 (~ $ 269).
The Motorola G100 offers a large 6.7-inch 1080p LCD screen. Its 8GB of RAM is accompanied by 128GB of storage, which is expandable thanks to a MicroSD card slot. Support for sub-6GHz 5G frequencies is included, as is Wi-Fi 6. The G100 features a 64-megapixel main camera (no optical stabilization, sadly) complemented by a 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera that functions as a macro camera complete with a built-in ring flash.
Two selfie cameras are offered, an approach Google took with the Pixel 3 and later abandoned, with a 16-megapixel wide and 8-megapixel ultrawide camera. Video recording up to 6K / 30p is possible with the main rear camera, and the ultra-wide rear camera can capture 4K / 30p clips, something found on many flagships, but not too common in this class of range. upper middle.
The Motorola G50 uses a slightly smaller (but still, you know, large) 6.5-inch 720p screen. It packs a slower Snapdragon 480 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64 or 128GB of storage (luckily there’s a microSD slot here too). The rear triple camera array is primarily a standard 48 megapixel wide camera; the accompanying 5-megapixel macro and 2-megapixel depth sensor offer little practical use. If none of that sounds too convincing, consider that the European price equates to less than $ 300. If the device made it to the US, it would be well equipped to compete at that price.
There is no confirmation at this time if and when these phones will be sold in the US, but we will keep an eye on them. Meanwhile, the G100 goes on sale in the European and Latin American markets today, while the G50 will hit “select European markets” in the coming weeks.