Motorola could make next handset waterproof

Image from a Brazilian retailer Motorola is getting ready to launch the new Moto G model in the next few weeks, with the latest leaks suggesting that it will be endowed with a fully waterproof exterior, allowing it to last half an hour in water without suffering any ill effects.

The Moto G range has been evolving in recent years to offer a compelling alternative to other mid-range Android models via models such as the Moto G 2. And in 2015, the new iteration will come with a number of benefits including a 13 megapixel primary camera, a five megapixel selfie camera and a large 2470mAh battery, to keep everything running all day.

A quad core processor and 4G networking are also on the cards, according to a leaked image of the device published by Mobile Syrup.

If the handset that gets released lives up to expectations, then it could do well when it lands in the UK. Motorola has a major press conference scheduled for the end of the month, at which point the 2015 version of the Moto G is likely to make an appearance.

Pricing is key to the success of these mid-range models, so Motorola will need to bear this in mind, especially when courting a savvy UK crowd.