More than a month ago, Motorola launched a budget handset called the Moto G8 Power Lite in Germany and a few other markets in Europe. An entry-level device from the company, the G8 Power Lite, was targeted at the budget-conscious buyer who’s on the lookout for a smartphone that offers good battery life and decent performance without breaking his wallet. While we did expect Motorola to bring the Moto G8 Power Lite to India, there was no official confirmation from the company in this regard.
That was until Sunday when Motorola India country head Prashant Mani tweeted that they will launch the Motorola G8 Power Lite in the country on May 21. Mani also indicated that the phone would be positioned below the INR 10,000 mark in India. If you recall, the device was priced at EUR 169 (INR 13,000) in Germany.
I am excited to announce that we will be launching the new moto g8 power lite in India on 21st May.
This device addresses one of the key needs – Long battery life .It also comes with great features in the Sub 10k price point.
So, get ready to experience the #UltimatePower! pic.twitter.com/lkJPpLSvYO
— Prashanth Mani (@PrashanthMani10) May 17, 2020
Let’s take a quick recap of the specifications and features of this entry-level phone.
Going by the naming scheme of the phone, it is evident that the Moto G8 Power Lite is part of Motorola’s Moto G8 lineup. The phone is positioned below the Moto G8 Power (which is yet to be launched in India). The G8 Power Lite comes powered by the MediaTek Helio P35 SoC and gets 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. As of now, we only know of this single 4/64 variant.
The Moto G8 Power Lite gets a 6.5-inch LCD display with 1600 x 720 pixel resolution. This panel also gets a small U-shaped notch at the top for the 8-megapixel fixed-focus front-facing camera. The rear panel of the phone is where you will see the triple camera setup consisting of the 16MP primary camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor.
Thanks to the massive 5,000mAh battery, the Moto G8 Power Lite should offer great battery life. However, the phone does not support fast charging and ships with a standard 10W charger from Motorola. It also reportedly runs Android 9 Pie at launch. We are hopeful, however, that Motorola India will either launch the phone with Android 10 preinstalled or will issue an update to Android 10 soon. The phone comes in two color options Royal Blue and Arctic Blue.
As mentioned earlier, Motorola India is yet to announce the official price of the Moto G8 Power Lite. We do know, however, that the phone will be priced below the psychologically important INR 10,000 mark in the country and will go on sale via Flipkart.