Motorola, owned by Lenovo, has just launched its Moto Z2 Play smartphone as it was rumoured earlier. The smartphone comes with Moto Voice Assistant and support for the Moto Mods, again some of this was pointed out in the leaks. The smartphone is priced at $499 (Rs. 32,200 approx) and is launched in US, where it will go on sale this Summer in Lunar Grey and Fine Gold color variants. Although there is no clue of its availability in India but we might see the smartphone in the Moto event scheduled next week.
Talking about the specifications, Moto Z2 Play sports a 5.5-inch Full-HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The smartphone is powered by a 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor. The device comes in two different variants depending upon the RAM and internal storage. The variants include, one with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage and another with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. There’s also a microSD card slot for further expansion of storage. The smartphone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat.
The imaging department includes a 12 MP rear camera with laser and dual autofocus lens. At the front, there is a 5 MP selfie camera with Moto’s first dual CCT flash. As it was rumoured earlier, the smartphone packs a 3,000 mAh battery, a major downgrade from 3510mAh battery seen on the predecessor Moto Z Play, but Motorola claims the new, more efficient chipset will compensate for the loss. For connectivity, the Moto Z2 Play has, 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
As far as the design is concerned, the smartphone holds a metal uni-body along with connecting pins for the Moto Mods at the back of the phone. The rear camera is still situated inside the round camera bump ring at the back and the fingerprint scanner on the Moto Z2 Play is underneath the Home Button in the front, which now has a slightly circular shape.
Moving towards the Moto Mods, there are a few new ones that have been launched alongside the smartphone. The new Moto Mods include a Moto Power Pack that brings additional 2,200 mAh battery. This accessory weighs only 72 grams more, comes in black and white colour options and brings up to 16 hours of more power on board. In the US, it is priced at $49.99 (Rs. 3,200 approx).
Apart from this there is also a Turbo Power Pack Moto Mod which brings a 3,490 mAh additional battery on board with fast charging support. It supports up to 30 W TurboPower and is claimed to charge up to 50 percent in just 20 minutes. In the US, the TurboPower Pack is priced at $79.99 (Rs. 5,100 approx).
Moreover, Moto has also launched a Wireless Charging Style Shell that lets you do exactly as the name suggests for the price of $39.99 (roughly Rs. 2,500) There’s also the introduction of the JBL SoundBoost 2 Moto Mod that comes with a kickstand, and is splash proof. It is priced at $79.99 (roughly Rs. 5,100), and comes in black, red, and blue colour variants.