The phone hopes to impress with standout inclusions like a large 5000mAh battery and a triple camera arrangement fronted by a 48Mp sensor, alongside a sizeable 6.5in 20:9 'Max Vision' display.
Here's the full spec rundown for the Moto G9 Play(/Moto G9):
- 6.5in 20:9 HD+ (1600×720) Max Vision IPS LCD
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB storage
- microSD expandable up to 512GB
- Main camera:
- 48Mp main
- 2Mp macro
- 2Mp depth
- LED flash
- Front dewdrop 8Mp camera
- 15W fast charging
- 5000mAh battery
- Rear-mounted fingerprint reader
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Dedicated Google Assistant key
- Water-repellant design
- Bluetooth 5.0
- 4G (i.e. no 5G)
- 200 grams
- Colours: Sapphire Blue, Forest Green
Its strengths lie in that large screen, high-resolution primary camera (with pixel-binning) and huge battery - which Motorola says should last most users up to two days at a time. It's also one of the first phones to tote Qualcomm's lower-mid-range Snapdragon 662 chipset.
The other main talking point is the price, with the phone costing just £159 in the UK; available in the next 24 hours from Motorola directly, as well as Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse, John Lewis, Argos and Amazon.
It looks to be a promising budget offering that we'll have to pass judgement on once the phone has run our review gauntlet. Until then, take a look at our Best Budget Phones roundup for some suitable alternatives.
The more expensive Moto G9 Plus is also set for launch soon. Read the latest about that phone here.