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Motorola is working on Snapdragon 888 Plus phone, could be Moto G200 (Updated)

Update: The new phone is now official, and it's cheaper than expected.
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November 17, 2021
TL;DR
  • Rumors abound that the Motorola Moto G200 is coming very soon.
  • Motorola has confirmed a phone is coming with a Snapdragon 888 Plus under the hood.
  • It turns out the G200 is indeed the Snapdragon 888 Plus-toting phone, and it has a cheap price.

Update: November 18, 2021 (5:36 AM ET): Well, the Moto G200 is now official, and it’s indeed true to the rumors in terms of specifications. That means a Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset and a 108MP main camera, to name a few features.

But the real surprise is the price though, coming in at just €450 (~$510). You can check out all the details in our announcement post over here.

Original article: November 17, 2021 (11:35 AM ET): In March, Motorola launched a new variant within its Moto G series. This phone — the Moto G100 — was the first in the series to have an 800-series chipset onboard, in that case, the Snapdragon 870.

Now, Motorola is teasing it has a new phone on the way with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus under the hood (via Phone Arena). Simultaneously, we’re seeing rumors and leaked renders for the Motorola Moto G200 (via TechnikNews). Could that mean the G200 would have an SD888 Plus?

Related: Why you shouldn’t wait for a Snapdragon 888 Plus smartphone

You can see the leaked renders for the G200 below. We also have some leaked specs to share as well.

Motorola Moto G200 leaked renders

The renders show a higher-end Motorola phone. The triple-lens rear camera system’s design and alignment remind us a bit of the Galaxy S21 series, with the front of the phone also looking similar.

However, leaked specs suggest the camera setup here could be very different from the Galaxy S21’s. We expect the primary sensor to be a 108MP lens paired with a 13MP ultra-wide and a 2MP depth sensor. The front camera could be a 16MP affair.

Elsewhere, the display could have a Full HD+ resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate. There could be 8GB of RAM and it could ship with Android 11 instead of Android 12.

Being this is a Moto G phone, we don’t expect the Motorola Moto G200 to be incredibly expensive. Obviously, if it does land with an SD888 Plus under the hood, it won’t be cheap, either. Stay tuned, as Motorola will likely launch this phone quite soon.