The Moto G Stylus (2022) may only get one major software update
It was previously reported that Motorola was planning a mid-year release of the upcoming Moto G Stylus (2022). While some specs of the phone were released late last year, highlighting some improvements, a new report highlights a major potential drawback.
According to XDA Developers, the mid-range Android 11 phone will run out of the box. This means it will be the same Android version behind some of the best Android phones under $ 200 such as the Moto G10 Power and the Moto G Fast (2021) before its launch. Motorola is expected to release Android 12 to these devices starting next month.
However, the planned OS update could put the phone to shame. According to the report, the Moto G Stylus (2022) will only get one software update, meaning it will stick to Android 12 for good. However, the phone may receive bi-monthly security updates for the next two years.
However, it is not entirely unexpected. Last year’s Moto G Stylus, which was shipped with Android 10, is also coming for just one major software update, so this pattern seems to be typical for a handset with Motorola stylus hardware.
That said, more detail in the leak gives us an insight into the updates we might expect to see in the next Moto G Stylus (2021) fan. It is said to be powered by MediaTek Helio G85 SoC, which has previously been rumored. The chipset and Mali-G52 GPU have eight cores.
According to XDA, the phone will have a 6.78 inch full HD screen with a refresh rate of 90Hz. A 5,000mAh battery with 10W charge support and a 3.5mm headphone jack could also be included in the device. Unfortunately, it may shut down NFC and dual SIM support.
In terms of optics, the device could feature a Samsung ISOCELL S5KJN1 50MP sensor, a Samsung ISOCELL S5K4H7 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a GalaxyCore GC02M1 2MP depth sensor. A 16MP selfie camera can be found in the center cut of the screen.
A previous report said that the smartphone may have been a minor upgrade over its predecessor, with a largely unchanged design. And the latest leak seems to be backing it up.