Motorola might drop Qualcomm's chipsets for the Moto G8 Play, but expect a bigger battery


We don't expect Motorola to announce a new lineup of mid-range smartphones until next year, but that doesn't mean the US company is not already working on the Moto G8 series. Even though we're still far from an official announcement, the first details about Motorola's plans regarding some of its upcoming phones have already emerged.

The folks over at XDA Developers report at least one of Motorola's upcoming smartphones, the Moto G8 Play will no longer come equipped with a Qualcomm processor. Instead, Motorola plans to include either the MediaTek Helio P60 or the MediaTek Helio P70.

On the bright side, the Moto G8 Play is rumored to pack a much larger 4,000 mAh battery, a 1,000 mAh increase over the current Moto G7 Play model. Also, the smartphone will include either 3 or 4GB RAM and 32 or 64GB of internal memory. Pretty much every part of the phone (memory, battery) seems to have been improved over the current model, although we're not so sure about the processor.

Furthermore, depending on the market, the Moto G8 Play will support NFC (Near Field Communication), dual SIM, both, or neither of those. For the time being, Motorola plans to launch the Moto G8 Play in Latin America, Asia Pacific countries, and Europe, so there's no telling whether or not it will bring it to the US.

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4 Comments

1. Alcyone

Posts: 566; Member since: May 10, 2018

Bigger battery. = good idea. Helio processor. = bad idea. A bigger battery with a subpar processor isn't really moving the right direction.

3. cgigate

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 28, 2019

Mediatek is better option than Qualcomm. All Chinese companies are preparing to leave Qualcomm. Let Qualcomm die

4. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1471; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

It really isn't a better option. Their performance is crap. Their energy efficiency is dreadful. They'd be better off sticking the 3 year old SD660 in there.

2. RayrayRay

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 01, 2019

American company !??? You better update your info

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