The Moto G 2015 might be able to survive a swim

We’ve seen a whole lot of the Moto G 2015 lately, but one thing that we hadn’t heard until now is that it might be water resistant.

Mobile Syrup has got hold of some shots of some alleged dummy units designed to be displayed in-store, and while the device itself looks much as we’ve seen in earlier images some of the information on the screen is new.

The most eye-catching detail is IPX7 certification, which means the phone should survive submersion in up to one metre of water for up to 30 minutes. It’s a slightly odd inclusion for an affordable mid-ranger, but it certainly adds another selling point to it if true.

4G and snap happy

Moto G 2015

The screen also reveals that it will be 4G, which is reassuring given that past Moto G’s haven’t always been, and that it will have a 2470 mAh battery (up from 2070 mAh on the Moto G 2014).

Other listed specs include a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing one, a microSD card slot and a quad-core processor, which previous rumours peg as a Snapdragon 410.

If these specs are accurate then it’s set to be a pretty big upgrade, with not just added water resistance and a bigger battery, but also some significant improvements on the Moto G 2014’s camera, which was just 8MP for the rear sensor and 2MP for the front-facing one.

As always we’d take these rumours with a pinch of salt, but we should know the truth soon as Motorola is holding an event on July 28, so we may well see the Moto G 2015 announced there.