Moto G8 Plus and G8 Play go official with triple cameras; Moto E6 Play launched alongside

On: October 24, 2019

Lenovo-owned Motorola has expanded its range of Moto G and E series smartphones by launching a few new models in Brazil. While the Moto G series has received two new handsets called the Moto G8 Plus and Moto G8 Play, the Moto E6 Play has been added to the Moto E lineup. Both the new Moto G8 models feature a nearly identical design with subtle changes, and flaunt a triple primary camera module at the rear. As for the Moto E6 Play, it is the latest entry-level smartphone from the company with a single primary camera at the rear and a display with the outdated 18:9 aspect ratio.

Moto G8 Plus is a mid-range offering with an Action camera


Moto G8 Plus specifications and features

Talking about the new Moto G series phones first, the Moto G8 Plus is the more high-end of the duo. The phone has a vertically-placed triple camera module at the rear. There’s a 48MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, which is accompanied by a 5MP depth sensor featuring f/2.2 aperture. The two lenses are paired with a 16MP Action Camera with an ultra-wide field-of-view of 117-degrees. The smartphone is equipped with Quad Pixel technology, Night Vision mode, PDAF, and laser autofocus, and has support for up to 4K videos at 30 fps. The Action Camera of the handset is capable of recording FHD videos at 120fps, and lets you shoot horizontal videos even while holding your phone vertically. On the front, there’s a 25MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and Quad Pixel technology.

As for the other features, the Moto G8 Plus comes with a 6.3-inch full HD+ Max Vision display bearing an aspect ratio of 19:9. Under the hood, the handset has a 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, which is accompanied by Adreno 610 graphics. There’s 4GB of RAM and 64GB expandable storage. Software-wise, the smartphone boots Android 9 Pie out of the box, and is expected to be one of the first Moto phones to get the Android 10 update. The other specs include 4G LTE, USB Type-C port, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 4,000mAh battery with 15W TurboPower fast charging technology.

Moto G8 Play specifications and features

Moto G8 Play is a pocket-friendly phone with three rear cameras

Moving onto the Moto G8 Play, the phone has a 6.2-inch IPS display with a waterdrop notch above it. The handset utilises an octa-core 2.1GHz MediaTek Helio P70 processor, which is aided by a Mali-G72 GPU. The device is equipped with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. At the rear, the smartphone has a triple camera module comprising of a 13MP main sensor and a couple of 2MP lenses. For selfies, this one has an 8MP snapper. Android 9 Pie and a 4,000mAh battery complete the list of the specs of the budget offering.

Moto E6 Play specifications and features

Moto E6 Play is the latest entry-level phone from the brand

Coming to the entry-level Moto E6 Play, the smartphone features a 5.5-inch HD+ Max Vision display bearing a resolution of 1,560 x 720 pixels. Under the hood, the device has a MediaTek Helio P70 processor. The phone has 32GB of storage, which can be further increased up to 256GB by inserting a microSD card. There’s a 13MP primary camera at the rear and a 5MP shooter on the front. Software-wise, it boots Android 9 Pie, while a 3,000mAh battery keeps the phone running. There’s also a fingerprint sensor that’s embedded inside the Moto dimple at the rear.

Moto G8 Plus, G8 Play, and E6 Play pricing and availability

The Moto G8 Plus has been priced at BRL 1,699 (~Rs 30,000), while the Moto G6 Play will set you back by BRL 1,099 (~Rs 19,400). In India, the G8 Plus will cost Rs 13,999, and will go on sale on Flipkart from the end of October. The Moto E6 Play will be available at the equivalent of Rs 8,500.

Akshay Kumar

Akshay aka TechAkko has been writing about phones and other consumer electronic products since 2011. He has a special interest in smartphones, games and outer space, and you will always find him crawling the web for new and fascinating information for the same. When he wants a break from the digital world, he enjoys spending time in the peaceful environment of the Himalayas.