The Motorola Moto G9 Plus appears to be an upcoming release because it has just received FCC certification. A few days ago we reported that the handset was discovered in the TÜV Rheinland database with a 4,700 mAh battery and 30 W quick charge. The same phone with the model number XT2087-1 has now been found in the FCC database. We get further details on the most important hardware functions. Interestingly, there is another variant of the G9 Plus with the model number XT2087-2, but the differences are currently not clear. Motorola released the Moto G8 Plus in October last year. For this reason, we believe that the new sequel is due for release.
The Moto G9 Plus will feature dual-band WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth BR / EDR / LE. It is also confirmed that the handset offers FM radio support and a 4,700 mAh battery with the MG50 model. Interestingly, the phone was also discovered by a Spanish retailer for € 277. This price stands for the variant with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB internal memory. Unfortunately we still have no idea which chipset is supplied with this handset. The most plausible choice at this point seems to be the Snapdragon 720G. The company usually stays with Snapdragon chipsets on its Moto G Plus smartphones. Qualcomm's 8nm octa core would put this phone in direct competition with mid-range phones from Xiaomi and Realme. Anything below the SD720 would be very disappointing at this point.
The Motorola G9 Plus is said to be a solid competitor in the mid-range segment.
It is noteworthy that the 30W fast charging can be quite satisfactory for the price of this handset. After all, there are many companies that still set the 18W as the standard. Not to mention others who supply mid-range phones with micro USB ports. It is currently unclear whether the 4 GB / 128 GB variant will be the only one or whether Motorola will bring several variants of this handset with it. Given the certification processes this device has gone through, we believe it will be on the market as early as next month. Unless Motorola decides to keep it under wraps until the IFA Berlin season, which is highly unlikely.
Unfortunately, the Moto G9 Plus will only be a 4G smartphone. Motorola will not jump into the fifth generation network this year. If you want 5G, the company is already selling the Moto G Plus 5G, which should be the only 5G series smartphone this year.