Just as it announced the new Moto G4 and G4 Plus, Lenovo has also quietly added a third Moto G4 phone to the new lineup- the Moto G4 Play. The budget friendly phone looks to be a throwback to last year’s Moto G (3rd generation).
The Moto G4 Play (or the Moto G Play as the company calls it) is positioned below the Moto G4 and the key specifications are scaled down slightly in comparison. For starters the G4 Play will only feature a 5-inch HD display, a step down from the 5.5-inch FHD display of its siblings. Besides that, it will only be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 chipset rather than the octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor found on the G4 and G4 Plus.
The rear camera is an 8MP snapper as opposed to the G4’s 13MP and the G4 Plus’ 16MP; and also comes with a narrower aperture of f/2.2 with no support for slow-motion recording. All these coupled with 2GB of RAM, a 5MP front facing camera, an expandable 16GB internal storage and a 2,800 mAh battery: the Moto G4 Play certainly looks like an updated Moto G3. Nonetheless, it should still offer a decent user experience with a clean Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box.
The Moto G4 Play is slated for release globally this summer, with pricing and specific availability to be revealed later on.