Motorola has officially launched its latest flagship handset in the Moto G100. The 5G phone, originally released in China as the Moto Edge S, underwent a rebranding as the G100 for its 25 March global launch.
While phone is live on Motorola’s site, you can’t buy it just yet. Motorola hasn’t announced a sale date yet either.
The Moto G100 is the first Motorola G-series phone powered by the Snapdragon 870 chip, which is essentially a faster Snapdragon 865. This means you can expect a boost in gaming and overall performance in the G100 – one that may outpace last year’s Snapdragon 865-powered flagships like the Galaxy S20 Series and the OnePlus 8T and 8 Pro.
The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, however, which also released this week, have now upgraded to Snapdragon 888 chips.
The G100 features a 6.7in 90Hz display, along with a quad-camera set-up crowned with a 64Mp main sensor that can capture 6K video at 30fps. There’s also a 16Mp camera on the front. A new ‘Dual Capture’ mode will allow both rear and front cameras to be used simultaneously for video.
The G100 is also powered by a 5000mAh battery, which Motorola promises should last over 40 hours.
Most notably, the G100 introduces Motorola’s ‘Ready For’ platform that allows users to seamlessly move from mobile to desktop using a dock, which Motorola is bundling with purchases.
Here we’re looking at what you need to know about Moto G100 pricing, along with where you should be able to buy the phone when it becomes available.
How much does the Moto G100 cost?
The Moto G100 costs £449.99 and is available with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. You can add up to 1TB more with a microSD card (see the best ones here).
The phone is available in an iridescent blue or white (called ‘Iridescent Ocean’ and ‘Iridescent Sky’, respectively).
The price makes it £120 more expensive than the Xiaomi Poco F3, which launched on 22 March and also operates off the Snapdragon 870 processor.
Also see: We’ve ranked the best Motorola phones right here
Where to buy the Moto G100
The Moto G100 will be available to buy directly from Motorola and from Amazon. Of the two, only Motorola has listed the handset, but it’s not yet possible to buy.
We’ve previously seen Moto G-series phones available from the retailers listed below, so it’s possible these may carry the Moto G100 eventually, though none have confirmed availability:
Network carriers have not yet been confirmed for the Moto G100 either. We will update this article as soon as we learn more.
To see what competition the Moto G100 is up against, see our round-up of the best mid-range phones.
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