After a streak of leaks and speculations, Motorola has unveiled its flagship Motorola Edge+ a few days back. Today, Motorola has launched its entry-level smartphone Moto G8 Power Lite in India. The device will go on sale by the end of this month on Flipkart. This budget offering from Motorola competes against the current budget offerings like Redmi 8A and recently launched Realme Narzo 10A.
The USP of this smartphone is the battery. The device comes packed with a whopping 5000 mAh battery which according to the company will go up to 3 days on a single charge. The device comes with a tear-drop notch and Max Vision HD+ display. According to Motorola India, the device comes with a water-repellent design that keeps the phone protected from inside and out. The back of the device, as one would expect, is not made of glass but comes with a gradient design pattern.
The triple rear camera setup is found on the top left corner on the back of the device. The arrangement itself looks catchy as the primary and depth sensor are found together along with the flash whereas the macro sensor stands separately on the top forming an ‘i’ shaped camera. Talking about the macro camera, Motorola claims that it can go 4x closer to the subject and can focus on the finest details. Towards the center, we get to see a good old rear-facing fingerprint sensor with Motorola branding.
Other features of the device also include Moto Actions where users can use simple gestures like twist to open the camera, double-tap to wake or put the device to sleep, and everyone’s favorite chop twice to activate or turn on the flash. The device is only released in one variant with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of onboard storage. Motorola also tossed in the MicroSD slot with support up to 256 GB.
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Motorola G8 Power Lite Specifications and Features
Motorola G8 Power Lite features a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. The aspect ratio of this display is 20:9 and comes with a pixel density of 269 PPI. The screen to body ratio of this display is 82.2%, courtesy of tear-drop notch. The fingerprint sensor is located on the back of the device and the device despite carrying the larger battery weighs in only about 200 grams. As mentioned earlier, the device comes with a water-repellent design but without any certification.
Underneath the hood, the device is powered by Mediatek Helio P35 SoC. Helio P35 is built on a 12nm manufacturing process where it integrates eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores in two clusters. The four performance cores are clocked up to 2.3 GHz. PowerVR GE8320 handles the graphic duties here. The device is made available in one variant with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of onboard storage with a dedicated MicroSD slot.
As for the cameras, there is a triple camera setup on the back of the device. The primary unit is a 16 MP sensor with F/2.0 aperture, The secondary sensor is a 2 MP Macro unit with a maximum aperture of F/2.4. The tertiary unit is a 2 MP depth-sensing unit. On the front, there is a single 8 MP shooter for selfies with F/2.0 aperture. The Motorola G8 Power Lite comes with Android 9 Pie out of the box with Moto UI on top. Moto UI is near to stock experience with a few Moto features here and there. All this powered by a 5000 mAh battery and comes packed with a standard 10 W charger.
Motorola G8 Power Lite Pricing and Availability
The Motorola G8 Power Lite, as mentioned earlier, will be offered in a single variant with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB inbuilt storage and will be released at a price of 8,999 INR in India. The device will go on sale starting May 29 at 12 PM on Flipkart. The phone is available with a few offers where buyers can get 5% unlimited cash back when purchased with Flipkart Axis Bank Credit Card. The phone can also be purchased with a few EMI offers as well. The Motorola G8 Power Lite will be made available in two colors — Royal Blue and Arctic Blue.
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