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Moto G7 Play passes through FCC, confirming Snapdragon 632 and massive notch (as well as everything else about the phone)

All images via FCC
All images via FCC
The FCC just posted every piece of information you could want to know about the Moto G7 Play. There's some good (like the Snapdragon 632 processor), some bad (like the smaller 2820 mAh battery), and some confusing (like the large notch in the display).

The Moto G7 is coming soon, and while we’ve seen numerous leaks and rumors surrounding that device, the FCC just released everything you could want to know about another 2019 Moto G phone, the G7 Play.

The listing under FCC ID IHDT56XR2 details practically everything about the Motorola XT1952, better known as the Moto G7 Play. The phone will be released in two colors: black and a silverish-blue. The handset has a single rear camera with a flash, the familiar Moto dimple, and a fingerprint reader embedded in the dimple. To the dismay of Moto G fans, the phone’s front screen will have a notch (and a rather large one at that). The notch houses the front-facing camera, front-firing flash, and the earpiece.

Internally, the Moto G7 Play will run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 632 SoC with an Adreno 506 GPU. While the CPU is an upgrade from the Moto G6 Play's Snapdragon 430, the battery is a major letdown. The Moto G7 Play will have a 2820 mAh battery, a massive downgrade from the G6 Play’s 4000 mAh battery. This is disappointing as the Play line has long been known for its excellent battery life. One of the main goals of the G Play family has been to trade performance for a lower price and better battery life. Considering the smaller battery and more power-hungry processor, it’ll be interesting to see how the G7 Play fares in battery tests.

Other features of the G7 Play (like the microSD card and headphone jack) are holdovers from the G6 Play. However, the charging port will change to USB-C from the aging micro-USB port of the G6 Play. The G7 may also be fenced in to GSM carriers based on the compatible cellular bands listed by the FCC.

Full details about the upcoming Moto G7 Play can be found at the FCC website.


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Sam Medley, 2018-11-27 (Update: 2018-11-27)