Back in November, we learned that Motorola is planning a successor to the 2020 Moto G Pro, also know as the G Stylus in the US. That original set of hardware specs was more-recently followed-up by what we believed was a bunch of renders of the phone, courtesy of an Amazon listing slip-up. Or at least, so we thought. Whether intentional or not, it seems that those images were not authentic or at least not representative of the final device that is to be the G Stylus 2021. That’s the current working theory, as put forward by reputable leakster @OnLeaks.
Reading into the new leak itself, it seems that Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka @OnLeaks corroborates the earlier Evan Blass, aka @evleaks set of specs. Though, the two sources seem to disagree on the position of the phone’s fingerprint reader. Evan’s leak put that on the side of the phone as part of the power button, while this new source and the renders clearly suggests that the reader will be on the back, following the familiar Motorola trope of incorporating it into the logo and old-school “dimple”.
Since that is the case, it’s hard to say whether this new design is actually the correct or at least entirely correct one. The particular camera island arrangement on this one does seem to follow current trends more-closely, if that counts for anything.
Reiterating some of the specs, confirmed by both sources, the Moto G Stylus 2021 will be a big phone, rocking a 6.8-inch display and a 169.6 x 73.7 x 8.8 mm body (10.9 mm if you count the camera hump). That is even taller and thicker than the current Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra – a go-to comparison, seeing how the Moto G Stylus 2021 will be positioned as a large, stylus-equipped device. The Moto G Stylus 2021 will, however, feature a mid-range specs sheet, making it more of a close competitor to the alleged LG Stylo 7 instead. A device featured in another recent leak from the same source.
The Moto G Stylus 2021 is expected to pack a Snapdragon 675 chipset, with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Its resolution is said to be FHD+, on a 6.81-inch display, to be even more precise. The camera setup will consist of a 48MP main snapper, an 8MP ultrawide and two 2MP sensors, for depth data and macro shots, respectively. For what it’s worth, the newer source claims that the macro camera will be a 5MP unit, rather than 2MP. On the front – a 16MP selfie camera and powering it all – a 4,000 mAh battery. Not too shabby, considering that Motorola still found space for the stylus to slide inside the phone’s body and allegedly also left the 3.5mm jack intact.