Last week we had gotten our first glimpses of the MOTO Z2 Force, Motorola’s flagship for this year. Recently Technobuffalo got its hands on renders of the budget sibling, MOTO Z2 Play which will replace the current MOTO Z Play. Motorola, is doing well with its recent MOTO G series doing strongly in sales with more budget offerings in the pipes to cover the rest of the market.
The leaked pictures that Technobuffalo attributes to reliables sources show some minor design changes from the MOTO Z2 Play’s predecessor. The fingerprint sensor has been redone and looks a lot like the one featured on the recently launched MOTO G5 series. Just like with the MOTO G5 this fingerprint sensor will offer finger-gesture support for one-handed operation of the phone. Apart from that, the MOTO Z2 Play is still reminiscent of the original MOTO Z Play with thick bezels and forward firing flash up top flanked by the earpiece, proximity sensor and the selfie camera. On the right side one can see the textured power button and volume rockers.
A similar trend emerges at the back with the prominent hump remaining with all the camera paraphernalia in place. The bottom has the contact pads for interfacing with the MOTO MODs. We have dropped in a comparison image so that you can see what has changed or rather has not changed.
The original MOTO Z Play was a cheaper entry point for someone who wanted to get in the modular bandwagon without paying the premium for the Z Force variant. The device featured a modest Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage which could be expanded via a microSD slot. But what really mattered was the 3510mAh battery. This combined with the superbly efficient SoC and 5.5-inch full-HD display gave the MOTO Z Play an enviable standby time even before you snapped on a battery MOD.
We are hoping that Motorola continues this trend of providing smartphones with huge battery’s relative to their size for a good battery life without a user having to depend on battery packs. We should getting more information about the MOTO Z2 series smartphones as we close into their launch.
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