Motorola Moto G8, G8 Power specs leak (Update: Moto G8 render as well)

The Motorola Moto G8 and G8 Power could be a huge upgrade over the G7 series.

Update, January 28 2020 (3:53AM ET): We’ve already got a look at the Moto G8 and G8 Plus specs courtesy of XDA-Developers (see the original article below). Now, 91mobiles has posted what it says is a render of the vanilla Moto G8.

The picture gives us a look at both the front and back of the apparent Moto G8. We get a punch-hole cutout on the left side of the screen, a vertically stacked triple camera setup, and what appears to be a rear fingerprint scanner embedded in the Motorola logo. Check out the image below for a better idea.

The Motorola Moto G8 according to 91mobiles.91mobiles

Other notable details seen in these renders include a 3.5mm port at the top of the phone, a prominent chin, and what seems to be “macro” and “ultra-wide” branding on the back.

What do you think of these apparent Moto G8 renders? Give us your thoughts in the comments!

Original article, January 28 2020 (2:46AM ET): We’ve seen the Moto G8 Play and G8 Plus make their debuts late last year, but the brand seems to have kept the vanilla Moto G8 tucked away until 2020.

Fortunately, XDA-Developers has just uncovered what it says are details related to the Moto G8 and G8 Power. A “trusted source” told the outlet that the two phones share several features, such as a punch-hole display, physical fingerprint scanners possibly embedded in the rear Motorola logo, a Snapdragon 665 processor, and Android 10.

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Otherwise, the Moto G8 is slated to come with a 6.39-inch HD+ LCD screen, 2GB to 4GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of storage (no word on microSD support), dual-SIM support for some variants, but no NFC. The phone is also said to offer a 4,000mAh battery with 10W charging, making for a hefty upgrade over the Moto G7’s 3,000mAh pack (although it had 15W charging).

The vanilla Moto G8 is tipped to feature a triple rear camera combo, featuring a 16MP f/1.7 main camera, 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide shooter (118 degree field of view), and 2MP f/2.2 macro sensor. An 8MP camera in a punch-hole cutout is said to be available for selfies.

The Moto G8 on steroids

Looking for a little more oomph? Then the Moto G8 Power might be for you then, as it could offer only one variant (4GB/64GB), a 6.36-inch FHD+ LCD screen, and dual-SIM support in some regions. Staying true to the Power line-up, the Moto G8 Power is expected to offer a 5,000mAh battery with 18W charging. This would line up with an earlier FCC filing for a Motorola phone with a 5,000mAh pack.

Motorola’s Power device is also said to have an identical camera layout compared to the vanilla G8, save for the addition of a fourth, 8MP sensor. There’s no word what type of sensor this is, but we’re guessing it’s either a depth sensor or potentially a telephoto camera (telephoto sensors are usually restricted to higher end phones though). Selfies are apparently handled by a 25MP snapper.

There’s no word on pricing or availability, but hopefully it’s competitively priced to take on Nokia and Samsung in the US and Xiaomi, Huawei, and others globally.

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