tech2 News StaffJul 18, 2016 18:05:03 IST
Now is not a good time to buy that Motorola Moto X Play that you have been saving up for. This is because its successor is almost ready for showtime and could soon see roll out as well. While we have seen a few leaks after the launch of the Motorola Moto Z series, the only missing member on the day of the announcement was the Moto Z Play. A new leak from MotClub HK finally reveals the bottom end of the mid-range device with a surprise in the form of ports for the USB Type C connector and even a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The image shows all the three models stacked up showing only the bottom end of the devices. In the image, the ultra-thin Motorola Moto Z sits on top, and the Z Force sits below leaving the Z Play sandwiched in the middle. Also visible is the presence of both the 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB Type C port.
While the USB Type C port was an expected change, we were a bit surprised to see Motorola add a 3.5mm jack on the mid-range device. While we do understand that Type C headphones are not the standard mode of listening to audio these days, this could be a hint that the Moto Z Play could be priced a lot lower.
The Motorola Moto X Play is India is currently priced at Rs 15,499. USB Type C earphones and not only an inconvenience these days, but do cost quite a bit as well, which is probably the reason Motorola saw that it would not serve a purpose at a lower price range and decided to throw in a 3.5mm headphone jack as well.
Currently, the LeEco Le 2 that is priced at Rs 11,999 also comes with a USB Type C port for audio. With that said, Motorola could be looking at launching the device with similar specifications but at a slightly higher asking but one that is lower than the Moto X Play's Rs 18,499 price at launch. Let's hope the Motorola pairs it up with the right chipset as the competition coming from the segment below, certainly seems to be heating up. Xiaomi and LeEco offer powerful hardware with prices starting from as low as Rs 9,999. Motorola will need cook up something better and pack in features that offer a bit more than its current range of Moto G4s to get the attention of consumers.
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