Lenovo is about to launch the K12 Note and it’s a copy of the Moto G9 Play

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Ever since Lenovo acquired Motorola, it has focused more on this brand. Now it became known that the Lenovo K12 Note smartphone is being prepared for release, which will become a renamed copy of the previously released Moto G9 Play.

According to the Google Play Console, the upcoming Lenovo K12 Note is codenamed guamp. It will receive a screen with a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC and 4 GB of RAM. It will run the Android 10 operating system out of the box.

The aforementioned specs and the image listed on the Google Play Console confirm that this phone is indeed a variant of the Moto G9 Play. This Motorola device debuted at the end of August in Europe and last week in the UK.

Moto G9 Play adicionado discretamente ao site da Motorola

In India, the device came out under the name Moto G9. This means that Lenovo plans to sell the same smartphone under three different names around the world. Other manufacturers, such as Xiaomi, follow a similar strategy.

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Moto G9 specifications

  • Display: 6.5-inch (1600×720 pixels) HD+ LCD Max Vision
  • SoC: Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 — up to 2 GHz 4 x Kryo 260 Performance (Cortex A73-based) + Up to 1.8GHz 4 x Kryo 260 Efficiency (Cortex A53-based)
  • RAM: 4GB LPDDR4x
  • ROM: 64GB, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • Cameras: 48MP primary with f/1.7 aperture + 2MP Macro Vision  Camera with f/2.4 aperture+ 2MP Depth; Night Vision Mode
  • Front Camera: 8MP with f/2.2 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Splash resistant (P2i coating)
  • Dimensions:75.73x 165.21×9.18mm
  • Weight:200g
  • Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz|5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS, NFC
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 20W Turbopower Charging

The smartphone has a 6.5-inch LCD with an HD+ resolution. The display is quite similar to the other Moto G phones and comes with a waterdrop notch and rather thick bezels. The cutout serves a house for a modest 8MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. Moving around to the back, we have a quite generous triple-camera setup with a 48MP shooter leading the way. It gets help from a 2MP depth module and a 2MP macro sensor. The camera housing stick with Motorola’s recurring design for 2020 smartphones a center-aligned squareish island. We also have a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, that once again, is “hidden” by Motorola’s logo.

The handset shines with a huge 5,000mAh battery complete with fast-charging. If the Moto E7 Plus disappoints with a micro-USB port, the G9 Play comes with a USB-C port that charges at the 20W rated. This is 2 Watts above the big majority of mid-range smartphones in the market are offering. Other features include Bluetooth 5.1,  Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, NFC, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone ships with Android 10, and of course, is eligible for Android 11.

Customers in the UK can purchase the Moto G9 Play in Sapphire Blue and Forest Green colorways. The phone is already available through Amazon UK and Motorola’s website. The handset costs €169 across Europe, but in the UK customers can purchase it for €160.

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