Motorola’s new “G Series” smartphones go after the budget handset market in Europe

The competition is stiff in Europe for the “budget” smartphone market, with major players Samsung, Xiaomi, and even Apple (with their SE line) competing for the budget crown. Motorola is already in the “budget smartphone” mix, but is hoping to make a splash with two new budget phones with solid spec sheet: the Moto G20. This news comes hot off the heels of last week’s announcement of the G60 and G40, mid-range entries from Motorola.

The G20 is truly a budget device, clocking in at just €149 (~$180) in select European markets. While the Moto G20 is fairly basic (and some might say dated in design), it does pack a punch in the sub-€200 category.

Sporting a 6.5-inch LED with 720p resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate, the G20’s display isn’t exactly exciting, but is solid for a device of this price. In terms of internal specs, a Unisoc T700 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB/128GB of storage round out the specs. And (data hoarders rejoice), a microSD card slot provides additional room for storage. The 5,000mAh battery should have solid endurance given the budget specs, and Motorola says it should last two days on a single charge.

Perhaps the most head-turning feature is a quad-camera layout, which isn’t usually seen on phones of this price range. We’re looking at a 48MP rear camera, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth camera. A classic teardrop cutout makes room for a 13MP selfie camera up front.

It has the basics as well, like WiFi 5, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.0. It’s missing next-gen connectivity like 5G and WiFi 6, which is to be expected on a budget device. Rounding out the specs and features, the G20 also has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, a 3.5mm headphone jack (wired headphone enthusiasts rejoice), and a single bottom-facing speaker.

The G20 will be available in two colors: Breeze Blue and Flamingo Pink

The Moto G20 is expected to be available in “select European countries” soon, but it’s unclear which countries will be included. There’s no information on global availability, though sources suggest that the G20 will make its way beyond European shores.


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