Moto G8 Play shows up in online store before it's even announced

Peter, 27 October 2019

The Moto G8 Play has made an unscheduled appearance at a Chilean online store – bringing with it a complete spec sheet and official-looking images. Its siblings, the G8 and G8 Plus, are nowhere to be seen, however.

The Moto G8 Play is built around a 6.2” IPS LCD. The store doesn’t list the resolution, but according to rumors it’s 720p+. The memory configuration also clearly points that way – 2GB of RAM and 32GB storage. There’s a microSD slot for cards up to 512GB.

The chipset is fairly powerful, the MediaTek Helio P70 packs four A73 and four A53 CPU cores and a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU, plus a built-in NPU. This same chip was used in the Moto One Macro – it’s running Android 9 Pie on both phones too.

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Motorola Moto One G8 Plus

The Moto G8 Play has a triple camera on its back – a 13MP main shooter, a 117° ultra-wide camera and a depth sensor. The resolutions are listed as 13+2+2MP, but that’s probably a mistake (we doubt the ultra wide lens will have a mere 2MP sensor behind it).

Rumors claimed 48MP main camera and 16MP ultra wide, so we’ll see what happens with that. The One Macro has a 720p+ screen and 13+2+2MP cameras for what that’s worth. Before we move on from the cameras, the 8MP selfie cam is nestled inside a waterdrop notch in the screen.

The phone features a 4,000mAh battery, which is charged over USB-C. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack. One last thing, the fingerprint reader is on the back, branded with the Motorola logo as is tradition.

Unfortunately, the store lists the Play as “out of stock” and doesn’t show any price or when units will be available.

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Reader comments

  • Anonymous

720P and MediaTek? Very awful.

  • parijat

Those hardware have no values when there is mi ui on top.Don't even compare with stock android.There is a lot to get in a good software. We don't pay money to see adds.

Here in Mexico, the Moto G8 play and G8 plus are already on sale on a page called "mercado libre". Also, The Moto G8 play is already listed in the Mexican Motorola web page with full specs.