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Motorola announces Moto G Play 2023 with 90Hz display, MediaTek Helio G37 and low price

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Motorola announced this Thursday (08) the second generation of the Moto G Play. Officially known as Moto G Play 2023, the brand’s new cell phone follows the strategy of using basic hardware to meet the demand for cheaper devices.

The Moto G Play 2023 brings a new design to the camera module, which now has the three lenses vertically to look more like the top-of-the-line phones in the Edge family. The finish, on the other hand, is still plastic. As with its predecessor, the manufacturer’s logo houses a fingerprint sensor to unlock the system.

(Images: Motorola)

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Moving on to the technical details, the smartphone is equipped with a 6.5 inch IPS LCD screen with HD+ resolution (1600 x 720 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio and 90 Hz refresh rate. Compared to its predecessor, the model evolves its design by replacing the drop-shaped notch with a more discreet hole to house the front camera.

The cell phone offers a triple set of cameras with a 16 MP main sensor capable of recording Full HD videos at 30 FPS, a macro lens with a 2 MP sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor. On the front, there is a 5 MP camera.

Moto G Play 2023 is IP52 certified for splash water resistance (Image: Motorola)

Under the hood, the device has the MediaTek Helio G37, an entry-level processor manufactured with a 12-nanometer process that operates at a clock rate of up to 2.3 GHz and the IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The platform will work with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage expandable up to 512 GB with Micro SD card.

Powering this hardware is a large 5,000mAh battery with 10-watt power charging support. Other specifications include a mono speaker at the bottom of the device, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and Android 12. The manufacturer does not say whether the model will be eligible for the update to Android 13.

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The model does not support NFC and lacks 5G connectivity, losing points in relation to the Moto G Stylus 5G, for example, which delivers both advantages for a much higher price of US$ 299 (about R$ 1,559). The Moto G Play 2023 is therefore suitable for those who only need the basics offered by a smartphone.

Technical specifications
  • 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen with HD+ resolution
  • Hole-hole display with 90 Hz refresh rate
  • MediaTek Helio G37 Platform
  • GPU IMG PowerVR GE8320
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of internal storage
  • Expandable memory with Micro SD card up to 512 GB
  • 5 MP front camera
  • Three rear cameras:
    • Main lens with 16 MP sensor
    • Macro lens with 2 MP sensor
    • Depth lens with 2 MP sensor
  • 4G LTE connection, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, mono audio and rear fingerprint reader
  • IP52 certification
  • 5,000 mAh battery with 10W charging
  • android 12
  • Dimensions: 167.24 x 76.54 x 9.36mm
  • Weight: 203 grams
price and availability

The 2023 Moto G Play will initially be available in the United States and Canada via Motorola’s official website. There will only be one color option: indigo blue. The model will be sold with suggested price of US$ 169 (about R$ 879) from January 12, 2023.

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The Motorola Moto G Play 2023 is not yet available in Europeian stores. To be notified when it arrives click here.

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