21 September 2021
Motorola has launched the Moto G50 5G phone in Australia. This is not the same phone that went official in March this year in Europe. It, however, does share plenty of similarities but is different from the existing one.
The all-new Moto G50 5G has MediaTek’s Dimensity 700 chipset instead of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 480 SoC. The rest of the technical specifications are quite similar, though there are slight differences in the configuration of the triple camera setup and fingerprint scanner placement. The new Moto G50 5G gets a 2MP macro lens instead of the 5MP present on the original model. The rest of the sensors are the same – 48MP and 2MP depth sensors. The waterdrop-style notch on the display also houses the same 13MP camera.
The arrangement of the triple camera setup is also different. They are organized in an inverted ‘L-shaped’ arrangement, instead of the simple vertical-strip arrangement. The fingerprint scanner is moved to the side edge, while it resides on the back of the Snapdragon-powered Moto G50 5G.
There is a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The Dimensity 700 processor is coupled with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage, which is further expandable via microSD. It runs on Motorola’s My UX on top of Android 11. The phone also includes a headphone jack and NFC receiver. It houses the same 5,000mAh battery which supports 15W charging.
This Motorola Moto G50 5G comes in Meteorite Gray and Green color options. It is priced at AUD 399 which equates to $289. It is unknown if the device will be available for other markets or not.