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Moto G6 Plus launched: 10 key features, price and availability

The latest budget-device from Lenovo, Moto G6 Plus, was launched on Monday, September 10, in India. It features a smarter dual camera integrated with Google Lens, a faster processor and a more premium design.

The Motorola Moto G6 Plus is available at retail stores across the country starting September 10 and will also be available on Amazon at INR 22,499.

The device currently comes in only one colour — Indigo Black.

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Moto G6 Plus Features and Specs

The latest 6th-generation device from Moto G family has a 3.5mm headphone jack, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer ultrasonic, ambient light and proximity sensor.

Inside the box, you get the handset, user manual, headset, 15W Turbo Charger and USB cable.

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Display

Moto G6 Plus launched: 10 key features, price and availability

The Moto G6 Plus features a 5.9-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display with an aspect ratio of 18:9, supports night mode and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Design

Just like the front panel, the rear is also wrapped in the scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass with 3D contoured back for a better grip and comes with a water-repellent nano-coating that protects the phone from splashes and light rain.

The nanocoating only protects the G6 Plus against moderate exposure to water such as accidental spills, splashes or light rain and does not protect the device if it’s submerged in water or is exposed to pressurised water. In short, the device isn’t waterproof.

The device measures 16.1 x 7.6 x 0.8 cm and weighs 168 grams.

Processor

Moto G6 Plus launched: 10 key features, price and availability

The Moto G6 Plus is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC that clocks at speeds up to 2.2GHz and is supported with 700MHz Adreno 508 GPU

Memory and Storage

It has a 64GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card and runs on 6GB RAM.

Camera

Moto G6 Plus launched: 10 key features, price and availability

The front camera of the Moto G6 Plus has a 16MP sensor with low light mode and can record videos up to 1080p at 30fps and timelapse video slow motion.

While using the low light mode, increasing the pixel size reduces the resolution to 4MP. The front camera has the following software features: group selfie mode, beautification mode, manual mode, face filters.

The rear camera is a dual-lens unit of 12MP and 5MP with dual autofocus pixel technology that can record videos at 4K Ultra HD, timelapse and slow-motion videos.

The rear camera has the following software features: landmark recognition, object recognition, text scanner, portrait mode, spot colour, face filters, panorama, manual mode.

The text scanner in the camera supports the following languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Russian.

Battery

Moto G6 Plus launched: 10 key features, price and availability

The device is backed by a 3200mAh battery that supports TurboPower charging via USB-C connector.

Gesture control

There are a number of gesture controls available on the Moto G6 Plus, many of which have been carried forward from its predecessor from 2017 — Moto G5 Plus.

In order to activate the Do Not Disturb mode without even opening the device, simply flip your phone face down. Similarly, to activate the rear flashlight to act as a torch without touching the screen, just chop the Moto G6 Plus twice and the torch will light up.

OS and Connectivity

Moto G6 Plus launched: 10 key features, price and availability

It runs on Android 8 Oreo out-of-the-box, and will be updated with the latest Android 9 Pie by the end of the year.

Check out all of the Android Pie compatible devices by Motorola and other companies.

It supports Bluetooth 5, doesn’t have NFC and can run up to two Nano-SIMs at once. The G6 Plus has GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS for location services and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz

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Biometrics

The Motorola Moto G6 Plus houses a fingerprint sensor in the home button on the bottom bezel of the device, which also controls a few gestures. The device can also be set to unlock via facial recognition.

Audio

It sports a front port Dolby Audio loudspeaker, 3 microphones and a 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom.

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