Moto G8 announced, as Motorola continues its scattered series launch

Moto G8
Moto G8 (Image credit: Motorola)

The Moto G8 series has been released in quite a confusing order, at least compared to the G7 range which all came out in one go, and now there's another device being thrown on the pile - the Moto G8.

First there was Moto G8 Plus and G8 Play in October 2019 (although the latter only came out in a few regions), then the Moto G8 Power and G Stylus launched in February 2020 (again, the latter isn't coming everywhere), and now the titular Moto G8 has just been announced.

The Moto G8 has three rear cameras including a 16MP main, 2MP macro and 8MP ultra-wide snapper, plus a 8MP camera on the front. That means it has the lowest camera specs of the G8 range, aside from the G8 Play.

The screen is a 6.4-inch HD+ LCD display, with a punch-hole selfie camera breaking it up in the top left corner. There's also a decent-sized 4,000mAh battery with 10W fast charging which, frankly, isn't very fast - we've seen similar handsets boast 18W charging speeds.

In terms of chipset, you get a Snapdragon 665 processor, which is something you'd find in many affordable phones. There's 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage, which is expandable up to 512GB with a microSD card.

There's no word on a Moto G8 release date or price just yet, but we've noticed Motorola isn't using the G8 moniker for US-only releases, instead just calling devices the 'Moto G', and that implies this phone isn't going to stick to that region like the Moto G Stylus.

When we find out more about when you could get your hands on this phone, or when we get to test it ourselves for a hands-on then full review, we'll update you, so stay tuned.

Tom Bedford

Tom Bedford was deputy phones editor on TechRadar until late 2022, having worked his way up from staff writer. Though he specialized in phones and tablets, he also took on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness, mobile gaming and more. He is based in London, UK and now works for the entertainment site What To Watch.

He graduated in American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Prior to working on TechRadar, he freelanced in tech, gaming and entertainment, and also spent many years working as a mixologist.