Motorola’s next–generation G7 Play has appeared online, after being granted regulatory approval in the United States.
The newly minted device features a notch in the screen, just like pricier Motorola models, and comes with a 2820 mAh battery, a USB–C port for fast charging, a rear fingerprint scanner and microSD support.
The rear and front–facing cameras are single lens, in a move that suggests Motorola's parent brand Lenovo is looking to keep costs down.
With the G7 Play having been pictured with its manual, it seems Lenovo may opt to release the phone in early 2019.
That would be a surprise considering the G6 line appeared in April this year.
The market for mid–priced phones is becoming increasingly competitive, with higher end models such as Samsung’s Galaxy A8s, coming with hugely impressive spec sheets that wouldn’t have been out of place on flagship devices a year ago.
There’s no word on pricing, but expect to pay well under £300 SIM–free for a Moto G7 Play when it launches in 2019.