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The Motorola Moto G Play (2021) is apparently confirmed through new leaks

Is this the 2021 Moto G Play? (Source: Google)
Is this the 2021 Moto G Play? (Source: Google)
New rumors indicate that the successor to the Moto G9 Play phone will have a slightly more straightforward product name to go with its 2021 launch. This moniker has appeared on the Geekbench database, and has subsequently been confirmed on Google's Play Console. Both of these new listings point to budget specs for the upcoming device.
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It seems Motorola is working on a new generation for its economical Moto G Play series. Unlike most of its predecessors, however, it appears not to have a generational indicator in its name. Instead, it is simply called the G Play (2021). This new rumor has been backed up by some potentially convincing leaks.

The first of these comes from Geekbench 5, which shows that a device by this name is powered by the Snapdragon 460, also favored by the non-5G OPPO A53 and Realme C17 refresh. It also appears to have 3GB of RAM and run on Android 10.

Therefore, these specs, while possibly underwhelming, might make a well-priced smartphone in the new year. The same device with matching attributes has also recently popped up on the Google Play Console. They include its product name, as well as its code-name (guamna).

Then again, should this be the case, there are indications that this same device might be re-badged as a Moto E-series device instead in some markets. Google's official database also specifies that this "Moto G Play 2021" will have a waterdrop-notched display of an HD resolution.

However, despite all these apparent details, the budget device in question still lacks a launch date or price at present.

The Moto G Play (2021) on Geekbench has a Qualcomm processor... (Source:  Geekbench)
The Moto G Play (2021) on Geekbench has a Qualcomm processor... (Source: Geekbench)
...allegedly identifed as the Snapdragon 460 due to its GPU.  (Source: Geekbench via MySmartPrice)
...allegedly identifed as the Snapdragon 460 due to its GPU. (Source: Geekbench via MySmartPrice)
The G Play 2021 emerges in another new leak. (Source: Google Play Console via MySmartPrice)
The G Play 2021 emerges in another new leak. (Source: Google Play Console via MySmartPrice)
 
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-12-18 (Update: 2020-12-18)