Motorola announces the Moto G51, the first phone to get the Snapdragon 480+

Qualcomm did announce that Motorola would be one of the first to use their new upgraded chipsets.

When Qualcomm first announced their newer chipsets, they also have announced the first few companies that would use them and this includes Motorola. In Weibo, Lenovo posted the first phone to have the Snapdragon 480+ 5G chipset called the Motorola Moto G51. From the name itself, it’s an upgrade over the previous model, the G50.

According to the official post, the phone would be built using a 6.8in. IPS LCD with 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. The phone is supported by a triple camera setup, comprising of the usual ones: a 50mp main sensor, an 8mp ultrawide, and a 2mp depth camera. Up front is a single punch-hole notch.

While the phone is already sounding like a typical budget phone, it has some features up its sleeve to help it differentiate from the competition. One example is the Dolby Atmos stereo speakers that makes for the audio of the phone.

The battery has a capacity of 5000mAh, although only a 10W charging rate is announced, so sadly, this doesn’t come with fast charging. The phone uses MyUI based on Android 11. Unlike its global counterpart, this version for Chinese audiences is heavily modified.

The phone currently is exclusive to China Mobile users. It comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage and starts at CNY1499 (~Php 11.9K). An international release is expected.

Source: Weibo (in Chinese), via GSMArena