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Motorola Mobility Japan has announced two new SIM-free smartphones, the moto g9 play and moto g PRO. Each will go on sale on October 30.

moto g9 play, a 24k yen entertainment phone

The moto g9 play is an affordable smartphone but with a large screen display and a large battery.

It features high cost-effectiveness. Despite the low price of 24,800 yen (tax included), it has a large 6.5-inch screen display. The aspect ratio is 20:9 and the resolution is a little low at 1,600 x 720, but you can enjoy videos with great intensity.

The cameras consist of three eyes: a 48-megapixel standard lens, a 2-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Of these, the camera with the standard lens uses quad-pixel technology to increase the light-receiving area per pixel by combining four pixels into a single pixel. This makes it possible to capture images with minimal noise, even in low light.

Another feature of the moto g9 play is its large 5,000 mAh battery. In standard use, a single charge will give the phone more than two days of battery life. Additionally, it comes bundled with a 20W fast charger.

The processor is the Snapdragon 662 and the RAM capacity is 4GB. This is mid-range performance and is not suitable for applications such as 3D gaming that require advanced processing performance. However, it is good enough for browsing and social networking.

The Motorola logo on the back of the phone is a fingerprint sensor, which makes it easy to unlock the screen by placing your finger on it with a finger that has been registered with your fingerprint.

The network will be compatible with NTT DoCoMo and Softbank networks initially on the launch date. KDDI will be available at a later date. In addition, DSDV (Dual SIM and Dual VoLTE) is supported.

The phone measures 165.21 x 75.73 x 9.18 mm and weighs 200 grams, and is available in sapphire blue or forest green.

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moto g PRO, a pen-equipped business smartphone

The moto g PRO is a model that claims to be a "business smartphone for corporations". It's also available to consumers at the Moto Store and other stores for 35,800 yen including tax.

The feature is that the support is strengthened as it is called for corporate customers. The repair warranty has been extended from the usual one year to two years, and it is also an "Android One" device with a pure Android OS, which guarantees two years of OS updates and security updates.

The three cameras consist of a 48-megapixel main, 22-megapixel macro, and 16-megapixel depth-sensor camera, and as the moto g9 play, it features quad-pixel technology, which combines four pixels into a single pixel for low-noise images, even at night. You can also use the macro lens to capture ultra-wide angle video at 117 degrees.

In addition, a stylus pen is built into the unit for taking notes and writing down ideas. When you remove the pen, a shortcut appears that allows you to instantly launch the Notepad app. The fact that you can write by hand on PDFs received by email appeals to its business affinity, for example.

The moto g PRO's display is 6.4 inches, which is slightly smaller than the moto g9 play’s, but has a high resolution of 2300 x 1080. It has an aspect ratio of 19:9. In addition to this, it has Dolby stereo speakers to comfortably watch movies and games.

It features a Snapdragon 665 processor, 4GB of RAM capacity, and 128GB of storage space.

It supports DSDV and you can even have your work and personal phone numbers coexist on one device. The network is compatible with Docomo, KDDI, and Softbank 4G and 3G. 5G is not supported.

The battery is 4000 mAh and it comes with an 18W high-speed charger.

The device measures 158 x 75.8 x 9.2mm and weighs 192 grams, and is available in one color, Mystic Indigo.

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