Lenovo-owned Motorola is planning to make some incremental changes in the upcoming Moto Z2 Play with a slimmer design language at the expense of battery capacity if a recent leak is to be believed.
The company is planning to make the upcoming device thinner as compared to its predecessor, the Moto Z Play. According to a renowned tipster Evan Blass, the brand will probably make the Z2 Play 6mm thin as compared to a 7mm thickness of its predecessor. The phone is also reported to be lighter at 145 grams (Moto Z Play weighs 165 grams). However, the sleek design comes at an expense of battery life.
The report highlights that Motorola is planning to decrease the battery capacity from 3510mAh used in Moto Z Play to a mere 3000mAh battery. This will probably effect the maximum listed usage time from 50 hours to 30 hours. The report also reveals a rendered image of the upcoming device, which is in line with previous rumours.
At the front, there is a home button, which looks similar to the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus, which also acts as a fingerprint sensor along with a near bezel-less display and front-facing flash, earpiece and secondary camera and the usual array of sensors. At the base of the back panel, there are the magnetic pins through which different MotoMods can be attached. At the right, there are volume controls and just beneath it, you will find power on/off button.
Apart from this, the smartphone will see a minute bump in the specifications. The device will be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 chipset clocked at 2.2GHz. For your reference, the Moto Z Play is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with the same number of cores with a conservative clock speed of 2.0GHz. The upcoming device will be backed by a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is a welcome move as it predecessor comes loaded with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The 5.5-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display remains the same.
The phone will retain a similar 5-megapixel front shooter as seen on the Moto Z Play, though Motorola is reducing the megapixel count in exchange for better imaging quality. The upcoming device will come loaded with a 12-megapixel rear camera with aperture f/1.7 featuring dual autofocus pixel technology. The phone will run on the latest Android Nougat and will ship in Lunar Gray and Fine Gold colour variants.
However, there is no information about the pricing and availability of the Moto Z2 Play, but it is expected to launch somewhere in June this year.