Moto G Stylus 2022 specs leak out – and it might run an older version of Android

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Over the past few years, the Moto G stylus has been the kind of phone you go for with a cheap Android handset with a stylus attached — and thanks to a new specs leak, we now know quite a bit about the 2022 smartphone. version of.

As per sources in touch with XDA Developers, the phone is going to come with a 6.78-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2460 x 1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 90Hz. The screen is only a touch smaller than its predecessor, but Lenovo has managed to pack a few more pixels in this time.

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Under the hood will apparently be the capable MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, paired with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. The phone is reportedly going to come with 128GB of internal storage, along with support for additional storage via memory card.

camera and software

Around the back of the Moto G Stylus 2022, we are being told that there will be a triple-lens 50MP+8MP+2MP camera with ultrawide capabilities, coupled with a 16MP single-lens camera for selfies.

The battery capacity is reportedly 5,000mAh and supports 10W charging, and there will certainly be an integrated stylus as usual, with its own dock on the phone. Considering the Moto G Stylus 2021 that was launched in January last year, the official unveiling of the new model could happen any day now.

It looks like the software will lag, though: Rumor has it that the phone will come with Android 11, which was launched in 2020, and will only be given a major version upgrade to Android 12 at some point in the future.

Analysis: Check Software Small Print

The software version that comes out of the box may not be that high on your list of priorities – but it’s worth double-checking this detail when shopping for a new device, as otherwise you risk being left behind in terms of new features. .

Android 12 brings with it dynamic themes, a special gaming mode, an improved privacy dashboard, and an improved range of gesture shortcuts, among other changes – though it looks like none of these features will be on the Moto G Stylus at launch.

However, this probably comes as no surprise considering the Moto G Stylus, which launched in January 2021, only appeared with Android 10 on board. That too is only due for a major upgrade, to Android 11, though it hasn’t rolled out yet.

If you’re aspiring for an affordable, big-screen phone with a stylus then the Moto G Stylus 2022 could definitely be ideal for you – you may be willing to work with slightly older hardware as a trade-off. Whenever you choose a new device, just make sure you know what you’re doing software-wise.

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