Motorola Moto G9 with Snapdragon 662, 5000mAh battery debuts in India for ₹11,499 ($154)

Motorola Moto G
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What you need to know

  • Motorola Moto G9 is now official.
  • The phone features a Snapdragon 662 chipset and a triple-camera setup on the back with a 48MP main sensor.
  • It has been priced at ₹11,499 ($154) in India.

Motorola today quietly unveiled the Moto G9 in India, its first phone under the Moto G9 series. The phone succeeds the Moto G8, which was launched in March this year.

The Moto G9 sports a 6.5-inch HD+ resolution display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and a waterdrop notch at the top, housing an 8MP selfie camera. Powering the budget-friendly smartphone is an 11nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset, which has been paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage.

Motorola Moto G9

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It has a triple-camera setup on the back with a 48MP main sensor, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. Keeping the lights on is a large 5,000mAh battery with 20W fast charging. The phone also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, a USB Type-C port, NFC, and a water repellent coating. Like Motorola's other recent phones, the Moto G9 offers a dedicated Google Assistant button as well. On the software front, the Moto G9 runs Android 10 out of the box.

Motorola has priced the Moto G9 at ₹11,499 ($154) in India, putting it head-to-head with the Redmi Note 9. The phone will be going on sale in the country starting August 31 from Flipkart (opens in new tab). As for color options, the Moto G9 will be offered in Sapphire Blue and Forest Green.

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Babu Mohan
News Writer
  • Really don't understand when a new model of phone has worse specs than the previous model!!! HD+ screen when the G7 had FHD+? No bump in ram or storage either. Its a real head scratcher to me!? HD screen should only be on the play model or the e series phones in 2020! Has it got NFC?
  • Honestly, on a screen that size, you are not going to notice the difference between hd+ and fhd+ - except for the battery drain. The new model has 4GB standard. Whereas the previous model had 3GB standard with options for 4 or 6GB at an outrageous bump in price. And, it stated right in the article that NFC is included.
  • I read the article twice to see if it mentioned NFC and missed it both times, that's what reading things after a 12 hour night shift does lol! But regarding the screen I still think they should have left it at 1080p. Be interesting to see how much it costs in the UK as most phones tend to be more expensive here especially compared to the USA. Similar specs to Nokia 5.3 which sells for £150.