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)
  • USB-C
  • 165.21×75.73×9.18mm
  • 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