Motorola just announced the successor to its well-liked Moto Z Play along with a handful of new Moto Mods. Aptly dubbed the Moto Z2 Play, it is thinner, lighter, and slightly more powerful than its predecessor. However, as its chassis is thinner now, the Z2 Play also comes with a smaller battery.
As previous leaks have indicated, the Moto Z2 Play is only 5.99mm thin; its predecessor is thicker at 7mm. However, with a slimmer body, battery capacity has to go down too. Instead of the Z Play’s rather generous 3,510mAh battery, the Z2 Play is equipped with a smaller 3,000mAh cell now.
That being said, given the power efficiency of the Z2 Play’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 chipset, we imagine users can still get decent battery life out of the phone.
Other specifications of the Moto Z2 Play include a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, 3 or 4GB of RAM, two choices of expandable storage – 32 and 64GB – a 12MP f/1.7 rear camera with dual-pixel autofocus system, a 5MP front-facing camera, as well as a Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.
Announced alongside the Moto Z2 Play are four new Moto Mods: the Moto GamePad, Moto TurboPower Pack, JBL SoundBoost 2, and Moto Style Shells with Wireless Charging. Out of the four Mods, the Moto GamePad seems to be the most interesting one. It comes with two control sticks, a D-pad, as well as four buttons; Motorola said this Mod was developed in partnership with Lenovo’s gaming division.
The Motorola Moto Z2 Play will retail at $499 in the US for the 64GB model, which is about RM2,135. This isn’t exactly a budget-friendly mid-range smartphone, but Motorola’s plethora of Moto Mods – and well-loved software features – may warrant the Z2 Play’s asking price.
(Source: The Verge)