The MOTO Z2

We had recently reported that the much-anticipated revival of the MOTO X might not happen on the 30th as was earlier reported and instead the MOTO Z2 would be unveiled. Whether this was official or not has not been confirmed but the MOTO Z2 has surfaced on GFXBench just a couple days prior to the 30th June event. The MOTO Z2 whose younger sibling the Z2 Play is already available in-country would be competing against flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S8, OnePlus5, LG G6 and SONY Xperia XZ Premium.

MOTO Z2 GFXBench leak

So what does the GFXBench listing tell us? The MOTO Z2 Play is confirmed to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. This is coupled with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage which should be expandable via a microSD card. The front is dominated by a 5.5-inch QHD (1440 x2560) AMOLED panel based display. For the cameras, the listing is a bit off since we are already aware that Motorola has put a dual-camera on the rear but GFXBench only shows us a 12-megapixel sensor on the back capable of 4K video recording apart from supporting autofocus, face detection and a CCT dual-LED flash. Selfie duties are handled by a 5-megpixel sensor up-front with its own flash. The MOTO Z2 will release with a close to stock Android v.7.1.1., Nougat build on board with a couple MOTO enhancements.

The MOTO Z2 is also compatible with the MOTO MODs, modular modules that can be snapped on and off the back of the handset to improve its camera, battery life, convert it into a boombox or full-fledged digicam with 10x optical zoom.

Here is hoping that Motorola does not disappoint and launches the smartphone tomorrow. Remember to follow us on our social media to keep up to date with the latest in the world of Android.

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Abhay Masand
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