Latest Moto G Stylus 2022 report suggests Motorola hasn’t learned its lesson on Android updates
The Moto G Stylus was first introduced to us in 2020 as part of Motorola’s renewed mid-range lineup. While it’s otherwise a fairly forgettable budget phone, the inclusion of a stylus – with excellent battery life and almost stock Android – makes it a very compelling set compared to devices similar to the. United States. Unsurprisingly, a new model is on the way for 2022, with new specifications and leaked software information providing some exciting – and disappointing – facts about the company’s successor.
According to a report from the folks at XDA Developers, the 2022 Moto G Stylus is expected to be a relatively modest but capable budget phone. It will feature a 6.78-inch large LCD display with 2460 x 1080p resolution and, as we learned earlier, a 90Hz refresh rate. It is similar to last year’s model except this time around. with a slightly larger aspect ratio (approx.20.5: 9) and a higher refresh rate.
As for what’s inside, the phone is said to be powered by a MediaTek Helio G85 processor, an SoC similar to the Snapdragon 678 that was equipped in last year’s model. It should include up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, but if that’s not enough for you, the always reliable microSD slot is still there.
In terms of cameras, a Samsung ISOCELL S5KJN1 50MP main sensor, an 8MP ISOCELL S5K4H7 ultra-wide, and a GalaxyCore GC02M1 2MP depth sensor make up the rear-facing setup. Meanwhile, a 16 MP fixed focal length lens, the OV16A1Q, will meet all your selfie needs. It also comes equipped with a 5,000mAh battery with 10W charging, a fingerprint sensor built into the power button, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
This all sounds pretty good, but you might want to hold onto your money a bit longer. The original report mentions that the phone will launch with Android 11 and will only get one major update – to Android 12, of course – followed by bi-monthly security updates for two years. Motorola’s support for non-flagship smartphones is noticeably bad (and think the company was good at it at one point). Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be improving anytime soon.
Launching a phone in 2022 with Android 11 is bad enough, but the fact that the only promised update is for software already rolled out to other phones makes the situation even worse. Then again, last year’s Moto G Stylus launched with Android 10 as well, so you can tell that’s completely normal.
However, if you don’t mind major updates, the device should launch very soon. After all, Motorola usually announces these devices in January.
AT&T and T-Mobile better go
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