Motorola Mobility (a Lenovo company since 2014) may soon announce a new member of its Moto Z family of smartphones. Allegedly called Moto Z Play, the upcoming handset can now be seen in a few photos that show a white version of it – not long after other leaked images revealed a black model.
Unlike the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid that are already available in the US (exclusively on Verizon Wireless), the Moto Z Play isn’t a high-end phone. However, it looks a lot like its more advanced siblings, having a fingerprint scanner on the front, and a round, protruding camera with dual LED flash on the back. Moreover, the Z Play will certainly be compatible with Motorola’s Moto Mods.
While the Moto Z and Z Force sport 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) displays, the Moto Z Play only has a 5.5-inch 1080p screen. The handset should further feature an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB or 64 GB of expandable storage space, and a battery of at least 3300 mAh. Right now, the Moto Z Play runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but we’re pretty sure that it’s going to be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat sooner or later (just like the other Moto Z phones).
The Moto Z Play should obviously be cheaper than the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, though for now we don’t have exact details regarding its price or release date.