Motorola has announced the new Moto G Stylus 5G will launch next week, on June 14th and be priced at $399 unlocked with availability across a wide range of 5G networks in the US, including AT&T and T-Mobile.
As its name suggests, the Moto G Stylus 5G is an update of the existing, well respected, Moto G Stylus that launched in January and is the first phone in the range to feature 5G technology. It still features a built-in stylus, to allow easy note-taking, drawing or image editing.
As well as the pen-capable 6.8-inch FHD+ (1080p) display that allows users to sketch and quickly share it across social networks, the new Moto G Stylus 5G features a new Snapdragon 480 5G processor with sub-6GHz 5G connectivity, increased 6GB RAM and a bigger 5,000mAh battery. It also boasts double the internal storage – 256GB and you can get up to 1TB via a microSD card.
The G Stylus 5G, running Android 11, boasts a rear triple-camera, very similar to that on the 4G G Stylus’, with a 48-megapixel f/1.7 standard wide, 8-megapixel ultrawide, and 5-megapixel macro, plus a 2-megapixel depth sensor. At the front of the new 5G phone there’s a 16-megapixel selfie camera.
The fingerprint unlock seen on the 4G G Stylus is still there, but it’s been moved from the side to the back on the new 5G model. Motorola has also added Face unlock.
The not so good bits are that the new Andriod phone doesn’t have an IP rating for water resistance – it’s just said to be ‘water repellent’. There’s no NFC either, so users won’t be using their 5G phone to pay wirelessly and the G Stylus 5G comes with a 10W charger.
Mid-range 5G phone
With the flurry of budget 5G phones now on the market, at $399 the Moto G Stylus 5G is more of a mid-range 5G phone. For the price, we would have perhaps expected to see a different chipset, as the Snapdragon 480 5G processor is more often seen in much cheaper phones. Conversely, the new G Stylus 5G is significantly cheaper than the Galaxy Note 20, $999, which will be the phones main rival in the built-in stylus 5G phones market.
The Motorola G Stylus 5G will launch in the US next week, but there are currently no plans to launch the phone in Europe.