We all knew it was coming, but now it’s official, the Moto Z2 Play will be announced on 1 June.
The original Moto Z was an interesting device, a unique take on the modular smartphone concept that caught everyone’s fancy for a while. The phone was super slim, dropped the headphone jack and included a patch on the back to which you could connect modules.
When we tested the device, we were impressed but the hardware, but it was clear that the mods needed more work to justify their price tags.
The Z2 Play is the Z’s sibling. The device is a cheaper, more modest offering that still includes the modular capabilities of the Z. While the device is still to be officially unveiled, a number of leaks have already shown us what the device will look like and revealed its specifications.
Guess what?! We’re announcing the next bold phone from Motorola on June 1st. pic.twitter.com/SCyEkNtPza
— Motorola Canada (@Moto_CAN) May 30, 2017
From what we’ve heard, this is a device with a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED, Full HD (1920x1080) screen that’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 platform. This platform includes an octa-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz and in this case, 4 GB of RAM. All of this draws power from a 4,000 mAh battery. Internal storage is fixed at 64 GB, but you can expand it by up to 256 GB via a microSD card. In the camera department, you get a 16 MP rear camera and an 8 MP front camera. The rear camera is also capable of recording 4K video at 30 fps. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and support for the 5 GHz band. You also get Bluetooth v4.2, 4G support on both SIMs. While the device will be announced today, it’s expected to launch in India on 8 June.
If we’re playing the guessing game, there’s just one thing to say. Something smarter's coming your way! Gear up to say hello #Smarterphone! pic.twitter.com/j6ucb7XFG4 — Moto India (@Moto_IND) May 31, 2017