The Motorola Moto G 2015 has leaked enough times that we have a pretty good idea of what to expect when the phone is officially unveiled in NYC on July 28th. Whether it’s that the phone will be customizable on Moto Maker, its hardware specs, or even how big it will be compared against the Moto X and upcoming DROID — there’s not a whole lot we don’t know. At least, that’s what we thought.
In a pair of new images hitting the net today, we now see that the upcoming Moto G (3rd Gen) will tout some kind of water resistance. It’s a kind of a strange move, one we definitely weren’t expecting from Motorola. But since the phone will carry mostly the same specs, it makes sense they’d want to throw a little something extra in there to get consumers reaching for their wallet. You can see by the protective film, Motorola says the phone will come with an IPx7 Ingress rating. That means the phone should be able to survive full water immersion up to 1 meter.
It’s not the most breakthrough feature, but for those shopping around on a budget for a new smartphone (maybe because their last phone took a dip into the toilet), the Moto G 3rd Gen could be the perfect choice. The film also more or less confirms some of the other specs, like 4G LTE connectivity, 13MP/5MP cameras, 2,470mAh battery, micro SD card slot, and a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor. Not bad for a mid-ranger.