Moto Z Play – The Next Big Phone from Motorola?

Moto Z Play Design

There is a new version of Motorola smartphone dubbed the Moto Z Play that seems to be waiting in the wings. Even though the news about it is not official, the leaked photos doing rounds point to a handset that has close resemblance with the new Moto Z and Moto Z Force.

A quick look on Reddit and Instagram will show you photos of the supposed Moto Z Play, a phone that is expected to be announced during the next month’s IFA 2016 event, which will take place in Berlin, Germany. In the photos, the phone looks to be near completion and has two color variants for a start – white and dark blue/black.

This is not the first time the Moto Z Play has shown up. Sometimes earlier, the same handset leaked from China’s TENAA, the country’s version of FCC. Back then, a list of specs and features that are expected on the phone also leaked, pointing towards some interesting combinations that put the phone among the top-end mid-rangers.

Featuring a 5.5-inch AMOLED display screen with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the Moto Z Play delivers one of the best display qualities from such a huge display. In fact, this is the same quality you get with the flagship OnePlus 3 as well as Sony Xperia X Performance, just to name but a few.

Moto Z Play


Under the hood, the Moto Z Play, however, will come with a mid-range Snapdragon 625 SoC that is paired with an Adreno 506 GPU and a decent RAM of 3GB. This doesn’t end there, for Motorola will pack a huge storage of 64GB, which should still include a microSD card slot. Camera-wise, the Moto Z Play is rumored to be coming with a capable 16MP snapper on the back and a 5MP front-facing camera, a combination that should be familiar to those who are well-versed with Samsung’s 2015 Galaxy flagships.

Given its huge size, the Moto Z Play will reportedly come in with a very slim profile of just 6.99mm while the battery capacity could be at least 3300mAh. Like the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, the Moto Z Play should also include support for Moto Mods, the accessories that are magnetically attached to the back of the phone to add more functionality and new features.

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