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Moto G7 Play leaks with mid-tier specs, a single rear camera, and a notch

The Moto G7 Play looks like older Motorola phones, but with a slight spec increase.

Published onNovember 26, 2018

Moto G7 Play
  • Photos of the Moto G7 Play have shown up online in an FCC filing.
  • Included spec information confirms most of the phone’s specs.

Earlier this month, we saw two Motorola smartphones pass through the FCC which we assumed were the Moto G7 and G7 Plus. Now, thanks to a filing on the FCC website found by Droid-Life, we have real-life photos of the Moto G7 Play and details about the handset’s internals.

First, looking at the exterior of the phone, it appears as though Motorola will sell the handset in black and silvery blue colorways. We can also see that the Moto G7 Play’s design closely resembles the aesthetic that the company has used on its phones over the last several years.

Around back, you will find the Moto G7 Play’s camera sensor (we are not sure of its MP size), LED flash, and a fingerprint sensor hidden under Motorola’s logo.

Looking at the top of the phone’s display, you will find a notch that houses the front-facing selfie shooter (again, there’s no MP information available to share just yet), earpiece, and other sensors. It’s hard to see the size and shape of the Moto G7 Play’s notch in the FCC’s photos, but you can see it illustrated clearly in the image within the owner’s manual.

What’s disappointing is the decreased battery size. The Moto G6 Play came with a humongous 4,000mAh battery while the FCC filing reports that the Moto G7 Play will only include a 2,820mAh battery. Here’s hoping that Motorola changes this before it officially releases the phone.

What you’ll probably be happy to read, though, is the fact that the Moto G7 Play will retain its headphone jack, microSD card slot, and is switching from a microUSB port to USB-C. Additionally, Motorola is moving away from the 400-series Snapdragon processors and is going to power the handset instead using a Snapdragon 632 CPU and Adreno 506 GPU. 

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As Droid-Life points out, the radio and LTE bands supported by the Moto G7 Play point to the phone primarily working on GSM carriers. This means the handset should work fine on AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S. as well as countless other carriers around the world. We will first have to wait and see where Motorola decides to sell the smartphone to know for sure.

What do you think about the Moto G7 Play? Do you think this will be your next phone? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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