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(Pocket-lint) - In tandem with its Moto G100 launch, Motorola also announced the Moto G50 - a 5G-capable affordable handset to feature slap bang in the centre of Motorola's new G series line-up.

The G series is now in its tenth generation, believe it or not, with Motorola attempting to deliver a more comprehensible map of the line-up. The theory goes that smaller the number, such as Moto G10, the lower the spec; the higher the number, such as the G100, the higher the spec.

Except, Motorola being Motorola, it's already crossed the wires: because the new G50 has a lower-spec Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 platform inside, which is lower-spec than the Snapdragon 662 in the G30 handset.

Confused yet? Us too. We asked Motorola to comment, with a company spokesperson saying that it's about "the whole package that's being offered" - i.e. that the G50 offers 5G connectivity, whereas the G30 does not.

Otherwise the G50 and the G30 are largely comparable. Both deliver a 90Hz capable 6.5-inch screen, a 5,000mAh battery, and 48-megapixel main camera.

The Moto G50 will be coming to select European markets, priced €249.99, "in the coming weeks". But if you don't care for 5G speeds then we'd advise you go look at the (even more affordable) G30 instead.

Writing by Mike Lowe. Originally published on 25 March 2021.