The Motorola Moto G8 Play looks a lot like the Moto G8 Plus

The Motorola Moto G8 Play looks a lot like the Moto G8 Plus
Motorola typically launches new Moto G smartphones once every twelve months but this year the Lenovo-owned company is adopting a new strategy. Just eight months after it introduced the Moto G7 series, Motorola is preparing to release Moto G8 series which is the subject of today’s leak.

Courtesy of MobielKopen, a new set of renders showcases the Motorola Moto G8 Play in its entirety. The device unsurprisingly looks a lot like the Moto G8 Plus that leaked yesterday but is ultimately a blend of recent Motorola One phones with no traces of the Moto G7 that it succeeds.

Kicking things off with a look at the rear, the Moto G8 Play adopts a vertical triple-camera setup that’s home to an unspecified main camera, an ultra-wide-angle camera that enables a 117-degree field-of-view, and what’s presumed to be a dedicated depth sensor for improved bokeh imagery. 

The setup is paired with an LED flash and sits alongside the Motorola logo which itself is home to a fingerprint scanner. However, this model ditches the dedicated laser autofocus system that’s present on the Plus-branded model.



Moving over to the front, Motorola appears to have equipped the Moto G8 with the same 6.2-inch displays that’s present on the recently announced Motorola One Macro. It’s possible, though, that the Chicago-based brand may have upped the resolution. After all, the Moto G7 features a 1080p panel whereas the One Macro keeps costs down with a 720p alternative. 

Other features on the Moto G8 Play include a USB-C port, bottom-firing speaker, and side-mounted volume and power keys. The 3.5mm headphone jack that used to be present along the bottom of the Moto G7 but, fortunately, Motorola’s not ditching the port. It’s simply moving it to the top of the phone. 

The Motorola Moto G8 Play is expected to go official on Thursday, October 24, at a dedicated event alongside the Moto G8 Plus and a possible Power-branded sibling.

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Moto G8 Play
  • Display 6.2 inches
    1520 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Triple camera)
    25 MP front
  • Hardware MediaTek Helio P70
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie

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