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Motorola G8 price, specs, release date: What we know so far

Motorola has already unveiled the new Moto G8 Plus, and now images of the standard Moto G8 have emerged. Here are all the details we know at this point.

The G8 Plus made its debut alongside the Motorola One Macro and super cheap Moto E6 Play, leaving fans wondering what happened to the other Moto Gs. Motorola usually releases a family of Moto G devices. Earlier this year we were treated to a regular Moto G7, more premium Moto G7 Plus, ultra-affordable Moto G7 Play and battery focused Moto G7 Power.

Fortunatrly, just days later a leaked promotional video has shown us a taste of what to expect from the Moto G8.

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Moto G8 release date: When’s the Moto G8 out?

The Moto G8 Plus is set to launch on October 28th. The standard Moto G8 has not yet been officially unveiled, but there’s a good chance we’ll see it arrive before the end of the year.

Moto G8 price: How much does the Moto G8 cost?

The Moto G8 Plus will initially sell via Tesco in the UK with a SIM free £239 price tag. Contract pricing hasn’t been announced. Going by precedent we expect the Plus variant to be the most expensive model in the series.

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Moto G8 specs

On November 7, Evan Blass leaked a promotional video of the Moto G8 that showed off several key selling points of the new handset.

Image Credit: @evleaks

The rear shot of the device revealed that it will have three lenses and a flash for the camera set-up, and will be available in three colours: black, red, and blue.

The screen has a teardrop notch which houses a selfie camera. Although the trademark Motorola brand is missing from the chin this time round, the M-branded rear fingerprint scanner remains in place.

Image Credit: @evleaks

We already have specs info for the Moto G8 Plus, and we expect the two devices to bear close similarity. You can get a full breakdown of the Plus’ specs in our Moto G8 Plus explainer. But the cliff notes is that it’s a solid mid-range smartphone. Highlights include a nifty triple-sensor rear camera, Snapdragon 665 CPU and sizable 4000 mAh battery.

The Plus variant is usually the top specced version of the Moto G line each year. The regular Moto G usually has a less impressive camera, smaller screen and moderately smaller battery.

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