The Moto G53 was launched in China in December with a Snapdragon 480+ chipset and two cameras. Today we spotted the device in a packaging that’s clearly designated for the international market, revealing the new midranger is likely to go global soon.
The G53 appeared in live photos with model number XT2335-2 with a Blue back and 4/128 GB memory. Apparently, this exact version is designated to the European market with dual-SIM capabilities and an eSIM slot, which might be a first for a Motorola G smartphone.
We expect the smartphone to be exactly the same as in the Chinese version with its 50 MP main camera and 5,000 mAh battery with just 10W charging. Other specs include a 6.5” LCD with 720p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate, a fingerprint scanner embedded in the power key, and USB-C.
There are several questions about features of the Chinese version and whether they will make it to the global one – is there going to be NFC, is 4/128 GB the only memory option, and will we see Android 13 out of the box? The biggest one, of course, is the price.
Motorola is selling the 8/128 GB version for CNY1,099, which is about €150. With tariffs and taxes, we expect the 4/128 GB version to have a similar price tag in Europe, while the eventual option with more RAM to reach the realm of €200.