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The Moto G Pure is Motorola's latest sub-US$200 phone for the US and Canadian markets

The Moto G Pure. (Source: Motorola)
The Moto G Pure. (Source: Motorola)
The heretofore-rumored Moto G Pure has emerged as a reality today (October 7, 2021). The new Android 11 smartphone is touted to deliver "more of what you love", although in truth it seems to offer a profoundly essential Motorola experience. This involves a typically tall display, a large-ish battery with very standard charging and a reasonable starting price.

Motorola has now validated some recent leaks in making the Moto G Pure official. The OEM has also confirmed that this device has a "2-day" 4,000mAh battery with far from rapid 10W charging. The new Pure also offers one of its OEM's rear panel logo-slash-fingerprint reader modules, although there is also Face Unlock via its waterdrop notch-dwelling 5MP selfie camera.

On that note, Motorola has in fact proven an earlier leak about its new Moto G false, in that it has launched without any kind of AMOLED panel. Its HD+ IPS-LCD screen does exhibit the sizeable chin hinted at in earlier renders, although it does at least have the fairly generous 20:9 aspect ratio often seen in the brand's MaxVision displays.

It is driven by the Helio G25 SoC mentioned in prior leaks, at least, which might explain the absence of any reference to refresh rate on the G Pure's new product pages. The phone does, at least, have official IP52 splash-resistance, as well as a headphone jack to go with its type-C port. However, it does lack NFC.

The Motorola Moto G Pure is available for registrations on the OEM's US and Canadian websites only thus far. Neither page mentions a price-tag, although the OEM has reportedly told The Verge that it will go for US$160 in the US. This would bring it more in line with other phones of similar specs than earlier tips have suggested.

It should be available at this price in just 1 Deep Indigo-colored 3GB RAM/32GB expandable-storage SKU on these Motorola webstores, as well as on other platforms such as Amazon and Best Buy, from October 14, 2021.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-10- 7 (Update: 2021-10- 7)