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(Pocket-lint) - Motorola has never been shy when it comes to launching multiple handsets within a range featuring very similar specifications. For 2021 that's no different. Despite promising a simplification of its series - with "bigger number means bigger features" positioning - there are four new lower-end G series handsets coming at the tail-end of 2021: the G31, G41, G51 5G and G71 5G.

That's not forgetting the fifth, higher-end product, the G200. Whew.

Not all of these lower-spec handsets will arrive in all territories, though. The top-tier G200 and the bottom-rung G31 will be coming to UK shores, with the other handsets targeted for European launches in different regions instead.

Even so, the presence of the G31 is somewhat peculiar - as it arrives just nine months after the G30 launched. So what's different about it? In summary: the G31 ditches Qualcomm for a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset and switches the main camera arrangement to a 50-megapixel sensor.

The use of this 50MP sensor is a staple across many of these new handsets, with the G71 5G and G51 5G also employing that in their setups, alongside a depth sensor and an ultra-wide (with macro vision integrated for close-ups).

Here's a quick breakdown of how the four handsets differ:

  • Cameras: 50MP main, depth sensor & ultra-wide (G71, G51, G31), 48MP main with optical stabilisation (G41 only)
  • Processor: Snapdragon 695 (G71), Snapdragon 480 Pro 5G (G51), MediaTek Helio G85 (G31 & G41)
  • Display: 6.8-inch Full HD LCD 120Hz (G51), 6.4-inch Full HD OLED 60Hz (G71, G41, G31)
  • 5,000mAh battery capacity (G71, G51, G41, G31)

So there we have it, there's no shortage of Moto G series handsets due. At least the removal of name add-ons - such as 'Power', 'Style', etc - is now clearly a thing of the past, whether you like the number convention or not.

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Writing by Mike Lowe. Originally published on 18 November 2021.