Lenovo-owned Motorola has finally launched the much-awaited second generation of Moto Z devices. Dubbed as Moto Z2 Play, the device comes with a price tag of $499 (approx. Rs 32,000) and will be available in the US via Verizon or company official website starting this summer.
The smartphone comes in Lunar Grey and Fine Gold colour options and the brand has also introduced four new Moto Mods as well. Starting the smartphone, the device comes with a metal design, as opposed to the glass back found in the Moto Z Play. The device is 5.99mm thin and weighs just 145 grams, making it one of the slimmest smartphones available in the market right now. Just like, Moto Z Play, you will find magnetic pins, which are used to connect Moto Mods.
Jumping straight to the specifications, the Moto Z2 Play comes loaded with a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels coupled with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a pixel density of 401 ppi. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor clocked at 2.2GHz. It comes in two RAM and storage variants: one with 3GB Ram and 32GB storage, while the other one sports a 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The storage can be further expanded up to 2TB via micro SD card slot.
On the camera front, the device features a 12-megapixel rear camera with 1.4-micron pixels, f/1.7 aperture, dual LED flash and laser and dual autofocus lens. For the front, there is a 5-megapixel shooter with f/2.2 aperture, wide-angle lens and a front flash. The device runs on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is juiced up by a 3000mAh battery along with TurboPower charger.
On the connectivity front, it include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/g/b/n, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, headphone jack, NFC, FM radio, and GPS/ A-GPS.
Motorola has also introduced four new Moto Mods along with the smartphones including JBL SoundBoost 2, Moto TurboPower Pack, Moto GamePad for $79.99 and Moto Style Shells with wireless charging for $39.99. The JBL SoundBoost 2 is similar to the last year’s SoundBoost, however there some stark differences. First of all, the mod comes with a fabric covering and is splashproof. It comes with a 2 x 3V stereo speakers and has an extra 1000mAh battery.
The Moto TurboPower pack comes with a 3490mAh battery and has the ability to fast-charge the smartphone. Moving on to Moto GamePad, it basically turns your phone into a handheld gaming console. The mod has analogue joysticks, D-pad controls and a 1035mAh battery backup. Lastly, Moto Style Shells with wireless charging, as the name suggest, is back cover which supports wireless charging for Qi and PMA charging pad. It comes in power patterns.
Motorola has also said, that the new smartphone will also support last year’s Moto Mods as well. The new mods will be available in the market this summer.