Lenovo has finally announced its much talked about device, the Moto Z2 Play. The announcement was imminent following the leaks, rumors, and speculations. The Moto Z2 Play is thinner and lighter than its predecessor Moto Z Play. The device promises premium quality at affordable price. The device will be available in the US through Verizon in July and the unlocked devices will be available later this summer. The device will have a smaller 3000 mAh battery and will run on the new Snapdragon 626 processor which promises optimal performance.
Moto Z2 Play Design and Specifications
The device inherits the design from its predecessor, except it’s more thinner and lighter. At the front, there is a huge 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. There is a 5 MP, f/2.2 aperture, 1.4 μm pixel size, wide-angle selfie shooter with LED flash. A rounded fingerprint sensor sits right below the display which allows you to go back, home, or open the recent apps menu all from that one button.
Around back Lenovo included a 12 MP Dual Autofocus Pixel camera, complete with phase-detection, laser autofocus, a f/1.7 aperture, a dual-LED flash, and a 1.4 μm pixel size. Motorola is calling it a colour correlated temperature (CCT) dual-LED flash, which will take natural shots.
The phone is thinner at 5.99 mm, compared to the Moto Z Play’s 7 mm. The Z2 Play also features a USB Type-C port and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
The device will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 platform, backed by either 3 or 4 GB of RAM. It’ll also have either 32 or 64 GB of onboard storage and microSD expansion up to 2 TB.
The Z2 Play runs the latest version of Android, 7.1.1 Nougat. Users can expect a near stock version of Android on the Z2 Play, with the usual Moto features. Moto Display, Moto Voice, and Moto Actions are all present here.
The Z2 Play, however, has a much smaller 3,000 mAh unit but Lenovo says you’ll be able to get up to eight hours of charge in a 15-minute charge.
And at last! The Moto Z2 Play is a modular smartphone which supports Moto Mods.
Lenovo has launched four new Moto Mods. The new JBL SoundBoost 2 and the TurboPower Pack come at $79. The new Moto Shells with wireless charging start from $39. Finally, a new Moto GamePad is priced at $79. All Moto Mods will go on sale in July except for the Gamepad. The GamePad is expected to launch later this summer in the US market.
The Moto Z2 Play will launch in US in July priced at $499.