Motorola Moto G9 Play launches in Europe with budget specs and a large battery for €169

Motorola Moto G9 Play launches in Europe with budget specs and a large battery for €169

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Update 1 (09/16/2020 @ 06:00 AM ET): Motorola has launched the Moto G9 Play across Europe and the UK. Scroll to the bottom for more information. The article as published on August 24, 2020, is preserved below.

Motorola just announced the Moto G9 in India earlier today, and now the company has also unveiled the Moto G9 Play, which is set to debut in Germany.

Many of the specs of the new Moto G9 Play are similar to that of the vanilla G9. You get a large 5,000 mAh battery, 20W wired charging support, a triple camera setup comprised of a 48MP main camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset, and a 6.5-inch LCD at HD+ resolution. The G9 Play also features 64GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card as well as 4GB of RAM.

Motorola Moto G9 Play

As you can see, the 3 rear cameras and LED flash are arranged in a rectangular camera bump that’s centered on top on the rear. The fingerprint scanner is located below the camera bump, with Motorola’s logo emblazoned on the button.

Motorola Moto G9 Play: Specifications

SpecificationMotorola Moto G9 Play
Display
  • 6.5″ HD+ LCD TFT display
  • 20:9 aspect ratio
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC

  • 4x performance Kryo 260 CPU cores (Up to 2.0GHz)
  • 4x efficiency Kryo 260 CPU cores

Adreno 610

RAM & Storage
  • 4GB LPDDR4 + 64GB
  • Expandable via microSD
Battery & Charging
  • 5000 mAh battery
  • 20W fast charging
Fingerprint sensorRear fingerprint sensor
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 48MP, f/1.7
  • Secondary: 2MP, depth, f/2.4
  • Tertiary: 2MP, macro, f/2.4
Front Camera8MP, f/2.2
Other Features
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth v5.0
  • NFC
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
Android VersionAndroid 10

One small change to the G9 Play is it features a dedicated Google Assistant button, allowing users to quickly summon the assistant without uttering the key phrase. Being a budget phone, the G9 Play also features a 3.5mm audio jack.

The Moto G9 Play also ships with Android 10 without many major modifications besides Motorola’s suite of first-party apps, so the software experience remains close-to-stock. Many of the usual Moto Experiences are available, along with tools that will allow users to choose their preferred font, colors, and animations.

The Moto G9 Play is now available in Germany in blue and green for a retail price of €169.99. Motorola hasn’t confirmed availability in other regions yet, but we can expect the device to launch in Latin America, the Middle East, and other parts of Europe in the near future.

Update: Motorola Moto G9 Play launches in UK for £159.99

Motorola has launched the G9 Play in the UK in Sapphire Blue and Forest Green colors. You can buy the phone through Amazon or through Motorola’s official website. The phone is also expected to make its way to the Middle East and other parts of Asia. It is already on sale in selected Latin America countries and Europe with a starting MSRP of €169.

    Motorola Moto G9 Play
    The Motorola Moto G9 Play is a reliable budget smartphone, with the trusted Snapdragon 662 SoC. You also get a beefy 5,000 mAh battery that will easily last you through a day. And the 48MP rear camera will ensure you get good clicks everyday.