Moto G7 Play (XT1952-1) Running Android 9.0 Pie Gets Certified By EEC, Suggests Imminent Launch


Motorola’s G7 series has been in the news a lot lately and one of the models – the Moto G7 Play has now popped up on the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) today. Next year, we will be seeing four new models of the G series – the Motorola Moto G7, Motorola Moto G7 Plus, Motorola Moto G7 Power, and Motorola Moto G7 Play. The Moto G7 Play that has appeared on the EEC today has model number XT1952-1 and will be a low-end variant of the lot.

As you might be aware, the EEC certificate doesn’t show much except that the handset will run Android Pie and that is not a surprise. This is probably the first Moto G7 series handset to appear on the EEC. However, the Moto G7 Play has had a close encounter with the FCC in the US earlier this month. That encounter has told us a lot about the device. The FCC filing revealed the design of the handset as well as key specifications too.

According to images, the Moto G7 Play will feature a notch design on the front, a single rear camera on both sides, a fingerprint reader on the back along with the Moto dimple, USB Type-C, and a hybrid dual SIM slot.

If you’re concerned more with internals, one of the photos from the FCC listing shows a Snapdragon 632 SoC on board the mid-ranger which would be a welcome bump over the Snapdragon 430 in the current Moto G6 Play. The battery is revealed to be an unimpressive 2,820mAh juice pack which is a step back from the massive 4000mAh battery on the G6 Play. The bigger battery seems to be now transferred to the Moto G7 Power. Speaking of which, the handset has also appeared on the FCC portal.

The Moto G6 series was announced first in April so it could be sometime before we actually see the new models. In any case, Motorola is hard at work getting all models certified well ahead of time.