Moto G8’s leaked render confirms hole-punch display, triple rear cameras, and a physical fingerprint scanner
2019 was pretty exciting for Motorola and its fans. Not only did four new Motorola One devices help the company bounce back into action, the reinvented the clamshell form factor of the Motorola Razr, equipped with vertically folding display, also warranted more attention towards the company. Meanwhile, Motorola also kept churning out new smartphones in the G and E series. Although the Moto G7 quartet was launched in early 2019, Motorola rushed the usual upgrade cycle and also launched two phones Moto G8 series, i.e. Moto G8 Plus and Moto G8 Play, last year in October. Although the regular Moto G8 and the G8 Power are yet to be announced, we learned about the company’s preparations to launch these very soon. And now, a new leaked render gives us the first glimpse of the Moto G8.
The Moto G8 is the lesser powerful phone between two Motorola phones we discussed yesterday. Based on the information received by Mishaal, our Editor-in-Chief, both the Moto G8 and the Moto G8 Power should sport hole-punch displays and rounded corners. The render leaked by 91Mobiles confirms this and also gives us some more cues about the design of the Moto G8. These hints include thick bezels and a noticeable chin, which is still unavoidable for budget phones. For the display, Motorola is expected to use as HD+ LCD panel with a resolution of 1560×720.
The Moto G8 features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner with a Motorola logo on top of it. There’s a triple camera setup on the back, which looks quite similar to the already launched Moto G8 series devices as well as the Motorola One Action and the One Macro. The setup is expected to comprise a 16MP primary, an 8MP wide-angle, and 2MP macro cameras. Along with the triple cameras, there’s laser autofocus in the camera array for more precise focusing. The hole-punch on the front is likely to house an 8MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture.
The phone using a textured body with wraparound edges and considering the price, we can safely assume, it is a polycarbonate shell. The buttons lie on the right edge while a headphone jack and the secondary microphone are placed on the top. The bottom of the phone is not visible so we’re not sure if the phone uses a microUSB port or a USB Type-C and shall try to confirm it as more details pour in.
As for the internals, the Moto G8 is likely to be powered by Snapdragon 665 mobile platform and so does the G8 Power. The phone will come with 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB as RAM options as well as 32GB and 64GB variants for storage. On the software side, the phone will be running Android 10 out of the box.
Besides the white variant shown in the image, the Moto G8 is also likely to come in a cobalt-ish blue color. The exact launch date for the phone is unknown yet but Motorola will be making several announcements at MWC 2020, including their new flagship with a Snapdragon 865 along with another Snapdragon 765 phone, either of which could be the recently-leaked Motorola smartphone with a stylus.
Motorola Moto G8 expected specifications
|Specification||Motorola Moto G8|
|Display||6.39″ 1560×720, single hole-punch|
|Dimensions*||160 x 74mm (diagonal: 170mm)|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 665|
|Rear Camera(s)||16MP f/1.7 + 2MP f/2.2 Macro lens + 8MP f/2.2 118° wide-angle|
|Front Camera||8MP f/2.0|
|Battery||4000mAh, 10W charging|
|Connectivity*||No NFCDual SIM (some regions)|
XT2045-1: GSM850/1900, WCDMA Band II/IV/V, LTE Band 2/4/5/7/66, WLAN 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth BR/EDR/LE
|Security||Fingerprint scanner (physical)|
|Regions||North America, Latin America (Mexico), Europe, the Middle East, Africa|
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