Moto G8 with punch-hole display and Snapdragon 665 goes official

On: March 6, 2020

Motorola has announced the latest smartphone in its G-series dubbed as the Moto G8. The Lenovo-owned brand had launched the G8 Plus and G8 Play last October. Motorola had also released the G Power and G Stylus last month but dropped the number ‘8’ moniker from their names. The Moto G8 is the successor to last year’s G7 and comes with upgraded specifications. However, the brand’s latest offering is similar to the recently announced Moto G Power and G Stylus in terms of design. Let’s take a look at the smartphone below:

Moto G8 specifications and features

The Moto G8 features a 6.4-inch HD+ Max Vision display which is a downgrade from the FHD+ display on the the G7. The device features a punch-hole cutout at the top left corner. There is a thick chin at the bottom of the device along with a USB-C port and a speaker grill. The Moto G8 is equipped with a fingerprint scanner embedded in the Motorola brand logo on the back panel. A 3.5mm headphone jack is located on the top. The smartphone can be availed in Capri Blue and White Prism colours. 

The Moto G8 sports a triple rear camera setup (not to be confused with quad-cameras since the fourth module is a Laser AF system) comprising of a 16MP main unit, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2MP macro sensor. The smartphone is fitted with an 8MP selfie snapper. The Moto G8 is capable of recording 4K videos at 30fps.

On the hardware front, the Moto G8 is powered by a Snapdragon 665 chipset. The processor is paired with 4GB RAM and the device offers 64GB internal storage that is user-expandable up to 512GB. The smartphone is backed by a 4,000mAh battery unit with support for 10W standard charging. The Moto G8 runs a stock version of Android 10 out of the box. 

Moto G8 pricing and availability

The Moto G8 is currently available in Brazil for BRL 1,143 (~Rs 18,100). In the UK, the phone will be available for purchase at £180 (~Rs 17,150) from Amazon, Argos and John Lewis. Motorola says that the smartphone will be launched in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia. 

Viraj Gawde

Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.