Moto Z2 Play is official
A few days ago, Motorola announced the sequel to their popular Moto Z Play smartphone called the Moto Z2 Play. Like its predecessor, the Moto Z2 Play will be another solid mid-range handset that promises to be affordable, have outstanding battery life and Moto Mod capability.
The Moto Z2 Play will sport an ultra-slim aluminum uni-body design that will be thinner and lighter (145g) than the original Moto Z Play. It will have a large 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Super AMOLED display with 401 PPI (pixels per inch).
Under the hood, a 2.2 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor and an Adreno 506 GPU will power the device and make it run smooth. Out of the box, it will come preloaded with Android Nougat 7.1.1 and will have 3GB of RAM (4GB option, too).
The rear of the device will have a Dual Autofocus 12-megapixel camera with a f/1.7 aperture. Selfies will be shot by the 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The front snapper will also have a wide-angle lens and a f/2.2 aperture.
The Moto Z Play was a champion when it came to battery life and the successor should provide a similar experience with a 3000 mAh battery capacity combined with a more power efficient processor. Motorola claims it will last up to 30 hours and will get 8 hours of juice with just 15 minutes of TurboPower charging.
Additionally, the Moto Z2 Play will have a water repellent nano-coating design, a headphone jack, a USB-C charging port, and three mics. There is also a fingerprint sensor on the front which can also be used to navigate through the phone. The Moto Z2 Play will launch exclusively on Verizon Wireless in early July and come in either Lunar Gray or Fine Gold. There will be two storage tiers to choose from: 32GB of storage with 3GB of RAM or 64GB with 4GB of RAM. Storage can be expanded via micro SD up to 2TB. Expect the device to retail around the $400-$500 range.