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New leaks show a Moto G8 and G8 Power are on the way

Our budget favourite of 2019 has a 2020 followup

Regular readers of Expert Reviews will know that the Moto G7 Power was, for almost all of last year, our pick for people with sub-£200 smartphone budgets. It eclipsed other members of the G7 family with an enormous battery and a lower price, achieved via fairly harmless cuts. 
Last year, Motorola released the Moto G8 Plus – a baffling reveal, when there were no Minus versions for it to be better than. So it’s unsurprising that XDA-Developers and 91Mobiles have spilled the beans on the G8 Power and regular old G8 respectively.

Both phones have the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor used in the Moto G8 Plus, but also sport a new look, with a hole-punch front-facing camera offset at the top of the screen to avoid the need for a notch. Both have fingerprint sensors on the back, and both run Android 10.
Curiously, it looks like the Moto G8 Power may actually be the more fully-featured and, therefore, expensive of the two handsets this time around. While the G8 Power gets a resolution upgrade to 1080p, the vanilla G8 sees a drop to 720p. On top of this, the G8 Power will have 4GB RAM, while the regular G8 will have either 2 or 4GB depending on the region.
To put the cherry on the cake, the Moto G8 Power will have a quad camera array, while the plain G8 will make do with three lenses. While both handsets have a main 16-megapixel f/1.7 camera, a 2-megapixel f/2.2 macro snapper and an 8-megapixel f/2.2 wide-angle lens, the Power version will also get an 8-megapixel f/2.4 camera we suspect will be for depth sensing. The G8 Power will also have a more powerful 25-megapixel selfie camera – a decent upgrade on the G8’s 8-megapixel front snapper.
No word on pricing or release date yet, but you’d imagine we’ll hear more about the latter at MWC next month. As for pricing, for reference the G7 Power sold for £180 last year, while the G7 went for £239.

But then the G7 Plus sold for £269, while the G8 Plus started out at £239, so past precedent could well mean a big fat “nothing”…

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