[Update: Correct renders] Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite leaks with basically the same design as the Moto G Power
Motorola’s G series of budget and mid-range smartphones have been a fan favorite ever since the company launched the original Moto G back in 2013. The company has since launched well over 20 devices as part of the Moto G series, with the Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus joining the lineup early last month. The latest devices in the Moto G family feature decidedly mid-range specifications, with a Snapdragon 665 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of internal storage. Now, Motorola seems to have taken some inspiration from other smartphone manufacturers and is launching a “lite” version of the Moto G Power (previously referred to as the Moto G8 Power).
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite. pic.twitter.com/4WiKSWG4eX
— Roland Quandt (still going to Not-MWC) (@rquandt) March 3, 2020
Images of the upcoming Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite have now surfaced online, thanks to renowned leakster Roland Quandt (@rquandt). The images reveal that the upcoming device features basically the same design as the Moto G Power, with a triple camera setup on the back, a capacitive fingerprint scanner with the Motorola logo, and a hole-punch display with a single cutout for the selfie camera.
Motorola One Mid
-6.53″ 2340×1080 display
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite (who comes up with these names?)
-MediaTek Helio P35 (mt6765)
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) February 25, 2020
The images also reveal that the device will feature a headphone jack on the bottom edge, along with what looks like a micro USB port for charging and data syncing. As far as the specifications are concerned, the Moto G8 Power Lite is expected to pack in a MediaTek Helio P35 (mt6765) SoC, coupled with a massive 5,000 mAh battery. While Motorola hasn’t revealed any official information about the device yet, we expect the company to divulge more details as we get closer to its launch. It’s worth noting that Motorola is also working on a flagship device called the Motorola Edge+ which will be powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 chip and feature 5G support.
Update: Correct renders
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) March 30, 2020
Earlier today, Roland Quandt tweeted an update on his original renders of the Moto G8 Power Lite. Apparently things got mixed up and the device he shared was not the G8 Power Lite. He has shared new images that he says are the actual device. There are a couple of key differences to point out. First, the real Moto G8 Power Lite has a waterdrop notch, not a hole-punch display. The bottom chin is much larger as well. On the back, the camera arrangement is basically the same, but it has a gradient finish instead of the subtle stripe pattern. Also on the back, there is a speaker cutout in the bottom corner.
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