Motorola ‘Penang’ budget 5G smartphone first look leaked: specifications, design

The upcoming Motorola smartphone is currently in works under the name "Penang 5G," which is codenamed after Malaysia’s Penang state.

Highlights
  • The Motorola smartphone is said to feature 4GB of RAM with 64GB/128GB of storage.
  • The upcoming smartphone will be sold in Basalt Blue and Opal Silver colours.
  • The smartphone, codenamed ‘Penang’, will likely feature a hole-punch selfie camera.

With an aim to take on recently launched smartphones, handset maker Motorola is likely coming up with a new smartphone in the market. The smartphone is currently in works under the name “Penang 5G,” which is codenamed after Malaysia’s Penang state. Motorola smartphones are known for their affordable price, good battery life and longevity, but the price of this smartphone is not known yet. However, it is said to be a lower-end or a mid-range 5G smartphone.

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In a report, GadgetGang shared a couple of pictures of the Motorola smartphone but also said that not much is known about this device yet. It is one of a few upcoming Motorola phones with the same root codename, along with Penang 4G and Penang+. It is important to note that phones with similar codenames don’t always end up in the same retail lineups. The company has not commented about the smartphone yet.

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Motorola Penang 5G: expected specs, design

As per the report, the smartphone is likely to feature a hole-punch selfie camera. The leaked image shows that the upcoming Motorola smartphone will have flat sides with rounded corners to make it easier to hold. The back is also flat, with two camera cutouts on the top left of the device. When you look at the device from the front, it has a large top bezel and a thick chin. Also, the smartphone is said to feature 4GB of RAM with 64 GB or 128 GB of storage. It will be sold in Basalt Blue and Opal Silver colours.

The report mentioned the 5G North American version of the upcoming smartphone, model number XT-2313, is coming to all three major US carriers, plus Cricket, Dish, and Tracfone.