Motorola launches SIM-free moto g8 and moto g8 power from 20,000 yen

On April 21, Motorola Mobility Japan announced the moto g8 and moto g8 power, the 8th generation of the moto g family, midrange Android smartphones. The successor model of the moto g7 and moto g7 plus released in 2019 will be released on April 28, with a direct sale price starting at 25,800 yen including tax.
moto g8

moto g8 Neue Blue

A mid-range SIM lock-free smartphone with a 6.4-inch HD+ resolution (1,560 x 720 dots) display. The 8MP ultra-wide angle 118-degree, 16MP main and 2MP macro triple camera sit on the back, plus an LED flash and a lens for laser autofocus. The in-camera is punchhole-type with 8 million pixels.

Using the AI engine, it is possible to automatically select the shooting mode according to the shooting scene, and shooting in the most suitable settingeven in situations such as panoramic photography, ultra-macro photography, and shooting in a dim place. In addition, it also features shooting functions such as “AI Smart Composition”, which takes pictures in the optimal composition in addition to normal photography in a single photography, and “AI portrait lighting” that changes the color of portrait photography.

moto g8 hologram white

Moto g8 camera function

In terms of specs, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor has 4GB memory and 64GB storage. Up to 512GB of microSD slots can also be used for external storage. Communication is 4G LTE and supports G+4G dual SIM dual VoLTE. In addition to the three carriers, it also supports rakuten line. The moto g8 plus, the moto g8 series announced in February 2020, will also be available on the Rakuten line in May.

In terms of functionality, it will continue to feature the Moto action, which is a feature of the moto g series. You can control the ring by lifting the main body, silence by putting the screen down, or twisting your wrist to start the camera, and you can manipulate the body with gestures. Each operation can be set on and off. The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the back logo, but felica and waterproof dust proof are not supported.

The main unit is shipped with a power charger of 10W, and can charge for up to about 8 hours in 15 minutes. The color is two colors of Neue blue and hologram white. The main specifications of moto g8 are as follows.

OS: Android 10.0
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
Built-in memory: 4GB
Internal storage: 64GB
External storage: microSDXC (up to 512GB)
Size: W75.8 x H161.3×D9.0mm
Weight: Approx. 188.3g
Display: 6.4 inch HD+ LCD (1,560×720 dots)
Out camera: 16 million pixels + 8 million pixels + 2 million pixels
In-camera: approx. 8 million pixels
Battery capacity: 4,000mAh
Wi-Fi: IEEE802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth: 5.0
Interface: USB Type-C
3G band: B1 / B2 / B4 / B5 / B8 / B19 (including B6)
Band for 4G: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B18 / B19 / B20 / B26 / B28 / B38 / B40 / B41
Color: Neue Blue / Hologram White
Direct sales price: 25,800 yen (tax included)

moto g8 power

moto g8 power mork black

The moto g8 power is a SIM-free smartphone equipped with a 5,000mAh high-capacity battery that can be driven for about two days. The screen size is 6.4 inches equivalent to the moto g8, but the resolution is 2,300 x 1,080 dots with a higher definition. The rear camera consists of four cameras, 8MP ultra-wide angle 118 degrees, 16MP main, 2MP macro, and 8MP telephoto optical double, and the in-camera is also improved to 16 million pixels. The camera shooting function is almost the same as the moto g8, and it also has moto action.

The main unit is shipped with a power charger of 18W, and can charge for up to about 8 hours in 15 minutes. The color is smoked black and capri blue. In addition to the three carriers, this also corresponds to rakuten line. The main specifications of moto g8 power are as follows.

moto g8 power Capri blue

The rear camera consists of 4 cameras with 8MP ultra-wide angle (118 degrees), 16MP main, 2MP macro, and 8MP telephoto (double the price)

OS: Android 10.0
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
Built-in memory: 4GB
Internal storage: 64GB
External storage: microSDXC (up to 512GB)
Size: W75.9×H156.0×D9.6mm
Weight: About 197g
Display: 6.4 inch HD+ LCD (2,300 x 1,080 dots)
Out camera: 16 million pixels + 2 million pixels + 8 million pixels + 8 million pixels
In-camera: approx. 16 million pixels
Battery capacity: 5,000mAh
Wi-Fi: IEEE802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth: 5.0
Interface: USB Type-C
3G band: B1 / B2 / B4 / B5 / B8 / B19 (including B6)
Band for 4G: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B18 / B19 / B20 / B26 / B28 / B38 / B40 / B41
Color: Mork Black / Capri Blue
Direct sales price: 32,800 yen (tax included)