Moto G Play 2024 with Snapdragon 680 launched at $149
No 5G support!
January 16, 2024
The “Play” series by Motorola is known for its super affordable budget phones, and the brand just announced a new phone under this series in the US, the Moto G Play 2024. This is a non-5G phone, but for the $149 price tag, the phone has a pretty nice spec sheet. This is the successor to the Moto G Play 2023, which was launched at $169 and featured a MediaTek Helio G37 SOC, a 90Hz display, and a 5,000mAh battery.
Design-wise, the Moto G Play 2024 looks similar to the recently launched Moto G34. The only noticeable difference is that there is a single camera on the back, compared to a dual camera setup on the G34. The phone has a hole-punch design on the front, which is a good thing since, at this price, many brands go for the old notch-style design.
The phone has a stereo speaker setup with Dolby Atmos support, Gorilla Glass 3 on the front, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Under the hood, the Moto G Play 2024 has the Snapdragon 680 chipset. This is a non-5G SOC launched in 2021 and Motorola has used this chip in some of its old phones, such as the Moto G32, Moto G42, Moto G52 etc. This SOC is built on the 6nm process and has an octa-core CPU clocked at up to 2.4GHz. There is 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.
The battery is 5,000mAh, and there is 15W fast charging support.
Moto G Play 2024 has a 6.5-inch IPS LCD with a 720p resolution and up to 90Hz refresh rate. There is one rear camera with a 50MP sensor and an f/1.8 lens. The selfie camera has an 8MP sensor.
Finally, Android 13 runs out of the box.
Moto G Play 2024 is priced at $149 and will be available in the US from February 8. The phone will be available in Canada from January 26.