Motorola rebrands the Moto G8 as the Moto G Fast for the US, Moto G Stylus as the Moto G Pro for Europe
Motorola has had a busy 2020 so far. The company launched its first flagship smartphones in a long time, the Motorola Edge and Edge+, as well as launching a slew of new mid-range devices including the Motorola Moto G Power, Moto G Stylus, and the Moto G8 Power Lite, just to name a few. Next up appears to be a pair of rebranded phones for the U.S. and Europe: the Moto G Fast and Moto G Pro.
Moto G Pro
We’ll start with the Moto G Pro, which was officially announced for Europe earlier today. This is a rebranded Moto G Stylus, which was announced back in February for North America. The Moto G Pro has a 6.4-inch FHD+ display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and triple rear cameras. The device has a 4,000mAh battery and ships with Android 10 (Android One). The Moto G Pro, of course, retains the Moto G Stylus’ pen input. If pricing is similar, then the Moto G Pro should cost around $300.
|Specification||Moto G Stylus/Moto G Pro|
|Size||158.55 x 75.8 x 9.2mm, 192g|
|Display||6.4-inch, FHD+, LCD, hole-punch|
|Ports||USB-C, Headphone jack|
Moto G Fast
The Moto G Fast, on the other hand, has not been officially announced yet. Motorola prematurely leaked the device in a YouTube video, which they have been known to do. Earlier evidence from XDA’s Mishaal Rahman pointed at the Moto G Fast being a rebranded Moto G8, and that certainly appears to be the case based on the video.
The Moto G8 was announced in March for Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Assuming it’s the same device, the Moto G Fast will have a 6.4-inch HD+ display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. It also has triple rear cameras, a 4,000mAh battery, and Android 10. The Moto G8 launched for around $230-$280 depending on the market, so we should see pricing around the same ballpark when the Moto G Fast is officially announced.
|Specification||Moto G8/Moto G Fast|
|Display||6.4-inch, HD+, single hole-punch|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 665|
|Battery||4000mAh, 10W charging|
|Ports||USB-C, headphone jack|
|Security||Fingerprint scanner (physical)|