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Moto G8: new leak suggests an imminent launch

The new "Moto G8" render. (Source: 91Mobiles)
The new "Moto G8" render. (Source: 91Mobiles)
The Motorola Moto G8 Plus has already been released: however, a tech blog claims that a vanilla variant for this phone will follow this year. Should this leak prove valid, it will be the first phone of its line to have a punch-hole display. It may also have triple rear cameras and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor.

Motorola will reportedly launch its first couple of 2020 smartphones at the upcoming MWC event - one of which will be the Moto G8. This is based on information the blog 91Mobiles claims to have been given on this subject. It has also published an image that, as it claims, is an official render of the same phone.

Should this be the case, the G7's successor will have a punch-hole display, which would be a first for this long-standing phone series. On the other hand, its leaks also suggest that the panel around this in-display selfie camera will have a resolution of HD+ across a diagonal length of 6.39 inches.

This "Moto G8" will have 3 cameras and a flash on its rear panel, distributed across multiple modules as with the Plus and several One-series variants. This side of the phone as rendered also exhibits a fingerprint sensor, albeit one with the added feature of an OEM logo set within it.

This putative new Moto is also thought to be powered by the Snapdragon 665 SoC, with 2 to 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage. Therefore, it is likely to be priced at the mid- to low-end tier of the smartphone market.

Based on the recent rumors surrounding this phone, it may debut alongside the considerably more mysterious G8 Power, as well as the still-unnamed stylus-enabled phone also rumored to be in the works at Motorola.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-01-28 (Update: 2020-01-28)