Motorola has announced the Moto Z2 Play, the successor to last year’s Moto Z Play.
As expected, the handset sports a near-identical design to its predecessor; there’s still a protruding camera bump on the rear that houses a 12MP (f/1.7) sensor with Dual Autofocus abilities, and a connector for Moto Mods on the bottom.
Noticeably different, though, is the slightly redesigned home button that not only doubles as a fingerprint sensor, but also supports swiping gestures in lieu of on-screen navigation keys.
Enclosed in the handset’s shell, you’ll find a faster Snapdragon 626 processor and a standard configuration of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage — all incremental upgrades. There are, however, options for 3GB and 32GB of storage.
So far, the Moto Z2 Play is shaping up to be a pretty impressive device. Our only qualm? Motorola’s swapped out the impressive 3,510mAh battery found in the original Moto Z Play for a smaller 3,000mAh cell.
Alongside the Moto Z2 Play, Motorola is launching a handful of new Moto Mods, including a TurboPower Pack charger, a JBL SoundBoost 2 and a GamePad that adds physical controls to any compatible Moto Z.
Two variants of the Moto Z2 Play will hit the shelves: one destined for Verizon that’ll be available to purchase in July, and an unlocked version that you’ll be able to pick up directly from Motorola later this summer for $499.
Motorola - Moto Z2 Play
|Display Size||5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (401 ppi)|
|Operating System||Android 7.1.1 (at launch)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 626|
|RAM||3GB or 4GB|
|External Storage Specs||
|Main Camera (Back)||12MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||5MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.2 LE + EDR|
|Height||156.2 mm (6.15 inches)|
|Width||76.2 mm (3.00 inches)|
|Depth||5.99 mm (0.24 inches)|
|Weight||145 g (5.11 oz)|
|Supported Audio Formats||N/A|
|Supported Video Formats||480p (30fps) 720p (120fps) 1080p (60fps), 4K (30fps)|