Motorola's Moto G8 may boast triple-camera setup, faster Snapdragon processor

Motorola's Moto G8 may boast triple-camera setup, faster Snapdragon processor
The Motorola Moto G7 & Moto G7 Plus

Seven months on from the Moto G7 lineup’s debut it seems Motorola has already commenced work on the next-gen Moto G8 series. The folks over at XDA Developers recently unearthed information about the Moto G8 Play and now they’re back with new findings that relate to a separate model.

Understood to be either the Moto G8 or Moto G8 Plus, sources suggest the smartphone is currently in the prototyping stage with a 6.3-inch, 19:9 Full-HD+ (2280 x 1080p) display and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665. Compared to the Moto G7's Snapdragon 632, the latter should introduce both efficiency and performance improvements coupled with noticeably better on-device AI processing and a newer image signaling processor (ISP) which should translate into higher quality photos. 

Speaking of photos, the Moto G8-branded device in question will apparently feature a 48-megapixel f/1.79 primary camera that uses pixel binning technology to create a better 12-megapixel shot. This should be coupled with a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera that supports a 94º field of view and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. Also, for all those selfie fans out there, a 25-megapixel front-facing camera has made the cut.

Circling back to the internal side of things, the Moto G8 or G8 Plus looks set to ship with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage as standard although 4/128GB, 6/64GB, and 6/128GB configurations are certainly possible. But regardless of the option chosen, microSD card support of up to 1TB is to be expected. Completing the setup should be 4G LTE and NFC support paired with a dual-SIM slot. The device is currently running Android 9 Pie but an update to Android 10 before launch is to be expected. Lastly, a huge 4,000mAh battery is reportedly part of the package.

The Moto G8 or Moto G8 Plus will likely be made official in early 2020 alongside the Moto G8 Play and any other Moto G8-branded devices Motorola may be working on. Availability details are yet to be confirmed but the smartphone should be sold in at least red and blue.

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8 Comments

1. Sasha19

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 30, 2019

Hope Qualcomm introduce a successor to SD675 this year and that it's made on 8 or 7 nm node !

2. ijuanp03

Posts: 612; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I hope they don't increase the display size or better yet, a 6 inch display option with the same specs as the Plus size model.

4. Duncdawg26

Posts: 175; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

1.) They definitely should vary the screen sizes somewhat. A 6" and a 6.4" 2.) any time you hear a positive rumor about significant internal upgrades for Moto, you know it's false. They will always chose the smallest incremental upgrades possible, if any at all because they have to worry about their profits in a US market that doesn't have any serious budget competition. It'll be SD 636 for the G8 if we're lucky. And if Qualcomm creates something in-between a SD632 and a 636, it'll be that...

6. joshuaswingle

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I'd say this year's jump from the Snapdragon 450 to the Snapdragon 632 was pretty significant...

8. Duncdawg26

Posts: 175; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

Appreciate the reply... 1.) That was a significant upgrade but only because they actually downgraded from the year before from the sd625, i.e. it took them 2 years to go from a sd625 to a SD632. 2.) Many of the early rumors for the G7 said it was going to be the sd660. And I think even the SD636 was the obvious choice...

5. phatmanXXL

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

No notch, headphone jack, at least 6GB of ram, Android One program. Make it happen Moto.

10. DROIDT2

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 23, 2019

I wish Motorola would make a dream phone. Yes it will be expensive but make a flagship of flagship phones. Ip69k rating Sapphire glass screen 3D lens(ala HTC 3D Evo) also killer macro Snapdragon 855 Headphone jack Stereo speakers Dac (think LG V40) Keepe a modular system like the Moto Z. Made of real Kevlar, Titanium etc. Come back on top again Motorola.

11. americanparser

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 03, 2019

Give me a 48MP sensor that takes 48MP photos with manual control options, stop insulting my intelligence by describing 94° as "ultra wide," andget out of the junior high "bigger is better" race, and I'll start looking Moto's way to replace my Z2 Force.

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