Motorola Moto G9/G9 Play launched: A mid-range handset with a 6.65-inch display, 4 GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 662 and a 5,000 mAh battery
Motorola has launched the Moto G9 Play, just days after Evan Blass shared details about the upcoming Moto G9 Plus. The Moto G9 Play has a 6.5-inch IPS screen that operates natively at 1,600 x 720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. Underpinning the device is a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 20 W fast charging, which powers a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset and 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
The Moto G9 Play is a significant upgrade over the Moto G8 Play that Motorola launched in October 2019. The Moto G9 Play has a larger display, more RAM, more storage, a more powerful SoC and improved cameras. The Moto G9 Play also has 64 GB of expandable storage and a rear-mounted capacitive fingerprint scanner that sits below three cameras and an LED flash. Motorola has included a 48 MP sensor, a 2 MP depth sensor and a 2 MP macro sensor. Up front is an 8 MP front-facing camera that sits within a waterdrop notch. The ultra-wide-angle camera from the Moto G8 and Moto G8 Play has gone, though.
The Moto G9 Play will be available in Germany and elsewhere in the Eurozone from around €170. Motorola has unveiled the device in the UK too, but it has yet to confirm pricing there. Meanwhile, the Moto G9 Play will be available in India as the Moto G9 from August 31 for INR 11,499 (~US$153). Both variants come in Sapphire Blue and Forest Green.