Moto G51 launched in China with Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus

It is priced at 1,499 Yuan in China!

A week ago, Qualcomm launched a trio of new smartphone SOCs named the Snapdragon 480 Plus,  Snapdragon 695 & the Snapdragon 778G Plus. All of these are 5G chips & we already have a phone that has the Snapdragon 480 Plus SOC. Motorola launched the Moto G51 smartphone in China today, which is the world’s first smartphone to launch with Snapdragon 480 Plus. Now, this launch happened in collaboration with China Mobile, which is the carrier with the most subscribers in China at the moment. What this means is that in China, the G51 will be available only for China Mobile customers.

Moto G51

As the name suggests, this phone is an upgrade over the Moto G50 smartphone that launched this year with the Snapdragon 480. The G51 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus & as the name shows, this one is an upgrade over the Snapdragon 480, which was the first 400-series chip from Qualcomm with 5G support. The major upgrade comes in the CPU performance. It is still the Kryo 460, but this time, the performance-focused cores are clocked at up to 2.2GHz over the 2.0GHz clock speed of Snapdragon 480. There is the same Adreno 619 GPU and also the same X51 5G modem.

Design-wise, the Moto G51 looks identical to the Moto G50 except for the fact that this time, there is a hole punch instead of a notch, and the fingerprint scanner sits on the side & not on the rear. There are volume rockers, a power button & an extra third button on the right side.

The display on the front is a 6.8-inch LCD with a 120Hz refresh rate & up to 240Hz touch-sampling rate. The phone comes with a big 5,000mAh cell and supports 10W charging. There is a 50 Megapixel primary camera on the back, paired with an 8MP ultrawide & a 2MP depth sensor.

There is a stereo speaker setup, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, and Android 11 runs out of the box with the company’s MyUI 2.0 running on top.

In China, the phone is priced at 1,499 Yuan, which translates to around $234 or Rs 17,000. There is no information on the launch outside China, yet so we have to wait. Stay tuned!