Upcoming Moto G phones leak: Up for a downgrade?

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Ryan Haines / Android Authority


  • The Motorola Moto G53 and G73 have been leaked online.
  • These devices look like a downgrade in some ways compared to the G52 and G72.

The Moto G series smartphones are not the most spectacular budget devices in the world, but they have quite a following in some markets. Now it seems that two new entries have been leaked online in the past few days.

The technical outlook has posted specs and renders of the Motorola Moto G53 and Moto G73, and it looks like the two devices have a few things in common. This includes a plastic design, 120Hz LCD display, 5,000mAh battery, stereo speakers, a 3.5mm port, and Android 13.

Moto G73

Moto G73 The technical outlook

However, the G73 is undoubtedly the most impressive device. The phone is powered by a mid-range Dimensity 930 chipset with an octa-core CPU (two Cortex-A78 and six Cortex-A55) and an IMG BXM-8 256 GPU. You also get 6GB to 8GB of RAM, 128GB to 256GB of expandable storage, a 6.5-inch FHD+ 120Hz LCD screen, and a 5,000mAh battery with 30W wired charging.

Motorola’s mid-ranger also brings a dual rear camera system consisting of a 50MP main camera and 8MP ultrawide snapper. Otherwise, a 16 MP selfie camera is available up front.

Moto G53

Moto G53 The technical outlook

The G53 goes down a notch and on paper brings a less impressive proposition. Expect a Snapdragon 480 Plus chipset, 4GB to 6GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of expandable storage, and a 5,000mAh battery with 10W wired charging. Moto’s phone is also tipped to arrive with a 6.5-inch 720p LCD display (albeit at 120Hz), which represents a resolution downgrade from the G73.

Switching to photography, the Moto G53 is said to offer a dual rear camera system consisting of a 50MP main camera and 2MP macro sensor. A 16 MP camera is available for video calls and selfies.

A downgrade from previous models?

We take these details with some caution as the information comes from a less prominent source. Nevertheless, it seems that both phones are a downgrade from their predecessors in some ways.

The Moto G52 and G72 both offered high refresh rate OLED displays and faster charging than the new devices, while the G52 also included an ultra-wide camera (missing on the G53). The charge difference isn’t huge when comparing the G72 and G73 (33W vs 30W), but it is huge when comparing the G52 and G53 (30W vs 10W).

We’re still curious about pricing for these devices, though, as a competitive price tag could help offset the aforementioned downgrades. There’s no word on a launch date, but it can’t be far off right now.