- The Moto G8 Plus will take on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 in India
- Motorola India yet to reveal the G8 Plus launch date
Motorola is now rumoured to launch the Moto G8 Plus smartphone in Brazil on October 24. Brazil, which is the key market for Motorola, gets all the smartphones first from the company. According to a new leak by winfuture, the Moto G8 Plus will pack triple rear cameras, 4000mAh battery, teardrop notch display, fast charging and it will come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset. Motorola’s G series of phones used to compete the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note and Honor X series of phones, however, over the last two years, the company has made an entire mess of its product lineup. In India, Motorola has made the G series as offline-focussed one, and for the online buyers, it’s concentrating on the Motorola One series. Interestingly, Motorola’s parent company has re-entered the market a couple of months with decent-specced smartphones.
Moto G8 Plus: Rumoured Specs and Features
When it comes to specifications, the Moto G series always featured the best mid-range hardware which is again something that faded away over time. Going by the new leak, the upcoming Moto G8 Plus will have a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display on the front carrying a resolution of 1080×2280 pixels. It will be an IPS LCD panel, so we will not be able to see the company using an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Motorola has launched a plethora of One series of phones in the last couple of months, but only one phone arrived with Snapdragon processor. The Motorola One Zoom has the Snapdragon 675 chipset, but the phone is yet to reach the Indian market. The Motorola One Vision and One Action smartphones are powered by Exynos chipsets, whereas the One Macro has the Helio P70 SoC onboard. Even the budget Moto E6S arrived with Helio P22 SoC underneath. But the upcoming Moto G8 Plus will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, which we saw on the likes of Redmi Note 8, Mi A3 and Realme 5. The phone may arrive with up to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, along with a dedicated card slot for storage expansion.
The G8 Plus is rumoured to feature triple rear camera setup; A 48MP primary sensor will work in tandem with a 16MP ultra-wide-angle shooter and 5MP depth sensor. In recent times, Motorola phones offered decent performance and it may continue with the G8 Plus. On the front side, the phone may feature a 25MP selfie camera which will sit inside the teardrop notch.
Other leaked specs include 4000mAh battery, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, 18W fast charging, 188 grams weight and 9.1mm thickness.
Moto G8 Plus: Expected Launch and Pricing
Motorola is said to make the Moto G8 Plus official on October 24, following which it will reach the Indian market sometime later next month or early in December. Right now, Motorola’s entire focus in India is on Motorola One series and the Moto G8 Plus may also arrive as an offline-centred model. To recall, the Moto G6 Plus with Snapdragon 630 SoC was priced at Rs 22,999 and the Moto G7 Plus never made its way to the Indian market. Right now, we don’t have more details about the other Moto G8 smartphones, including the standard Moto G8 and the affordable Moto G8 Play. Keep checking this space as we will update when Motorola India announces the Indian launch date of G8 Plus.
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