Moto G53 to launch internationally, appears in live photos

2023-01-24

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.

Moto G53 to launch internationally, appears in live photos

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 Moto G53 retail boxMotorola Moto G53 retail box
Motorola Moto G53 retail box

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.

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