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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 will sell the device as the Moto G9 Play in most markets. (Image source: Motorola)
Motorola will sell the device as the Moto G9 Play in most markets. (Image source: Motorola)
Motorola only launched the Moto G8 a few months ago, but it has already moved onto the Moto G9 series. The first device in the new series is the Moto G9 Play, also called the Moto G9 in some markets. Motorola has integrated a Snapdragon 662 chipset, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and a 6.5-inch display with a waterdrop notch. Motorola has also included a 5,000 mAh battery, three rear-facing cameras and a capacitive fingerprint scanner.
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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.

The Moto G9/G9 Play in Forest Green. (Image source: Motorola)
The Moto G9/G9 Play in Forest Green. (Image source: Motorola)
The Moto G9/G9 Play in Sapphire Blue. (Image source: Motorola)
The Moto G9/G9 Play in Sapphire Blue. (Image source: Motorola)
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Alex Alderson, 2020-08-24 (Update: 2020-08-24)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.