Motorola launches 50MP camera phone for just $150

Moto g play 2024
(Image credit: Motorola)

Motorola has unveiled a budget cameraphone with a 50-megapixel main camera that will cost under $150 when it goes on sale in North America at the beginning of February.

The Moto G Play 2024 is meant, as its name suggests,  to appeal as a media player as much as a phone - and boasts a 6.5in display with a 90Hz refresh rate, and Dolby Atmost stereo speakers. The handset will be $20 cheaper than 2023 edition of this family of phones.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.