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Entry-level moto g22 with Helio G35 SoC and four rear cameras launched

moto g22

Motorola has launched a new entry-level device in Europe called moto g22. The budget smartphone comes in a plastic body that is 8.49mm thick, and weigh 185 grams. It has a water repellent nano-coating design, but it is not waterproof or dustproof.

The moto g22 comes with a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display that boasts of HD+ (1600x720) pixel resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio. The display refreshes at 90Hz, which is at least better. Diving in, it is driven by a MediaTek Helio G37 12nm octa-core processor, coupled with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU.

Two versions of the smartphone will be available - 4GB RAM/128GB storage and 6GB RAM/128GB storage, both expandable via microSD card. Dedicated dual SIM slot is present with dual standby support, although non of the slot supports 5G.

At the back is a rectangular island that housed for quad rear-facing cameras for photography. At the top we have a 50MP f/1.8 sensor, followed by an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle (118°) lens. The later two are 2MP depth and macro cameras for portrait and close-up shots.

A tiny punch-hole at the upper part of the screen accommodates a 16MP selfie snapper with an f/2.45 aperture. Unfortunately, none of the cameras on the moto g22 can record 4K videos.

Moving on, at the side frame are volume buttons and a power button that double up as a fingerprint reader. At the bottom reside USB-C port, mono loudspeaker, and a microphone, while there is 3.5mm audio jack and the secondary microphone at the top.

In terms of connectivity, the smartphone supports Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (dual band), 3G, GPS, and NFC (region dependent). It is powered by a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging supports, although 10W charger is included in the box.

moto g22 Key Specifications

  • Display: 6.5-inch HD+ LCD, 90Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G37 12nm
  • Graphics: IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • RAM: 4GB/6GB
  • Storage: 128GB (expandable via microSD card)
  • Camera(s): 16MP (front) / 50MP+8MP+2MP+2MP (rear)
  • OS: Android 12, My UX
  • Battery: 5000mAh, 15W fast charging

Its price starts at €169.99 (US$187) in the European market. The phone is also expected to be available in Latin America, Middle East, and Asia in the coming weeks. Color options provided are Cosmic Black, Pearl White, Mint Green, and Iceberg Blue.

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