Moto G Play 2024 offers a new 50MP camera for the usual bargain price tag

Motorola is updating its budget-friendly Moto G series with a new model sporting a 50MP rear camera, similar to what flagship devices like the Galaxy S23 have.

Granted, the 2024 Moto G Play won’t have the same level of hardware or features as the S23, but it is still a significant upgrade compared to last year’s model which has a middling 16MP lens. That said, it will have a few software tools to boost picture quality. Motorola states its device will support HDR enabling bright images and Phase Detection Autofocus, or PDAF for short. The latter gives the phone a way to better “detect where light rays” are coming from. Android Authority touts it as the “best method for autofocusing” on smartphones and can even be found on some of the best mirrorless cameras on the market.