Motorola’s new crown jewel, the Moto Z2 Play, has been officially introduced in the Southeast Asia market.
Despite having a thinner profile, the new Moto Z2 Play also has a new set of features that make it eligible to be a competitive smartphone. However, it looks like the Z2 Play won’t be Motorola’s flagship device for 2017. It doesn’t have the extreme numbers you’ll see from other devices like the Galaxy S8 or the HTC U11. But, it appears to be sitting on the midrange market.
The Moto Z2 Play has a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED 1080p display, instead of a 1440p panel seen on a more high-end handset. There’s also a Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor inside, an SoC made for mid-rangesmartphones.
Also, the Z2 Play has all the things you’d expect on today’s standard smartphone. The handset is packed with a fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, and an average-sized battery.
Moto Z2 Play Specs
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 1920 x 1080, ~401ppi
- 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor
- 3GB/4GB RAM
- Adreno 506 GPU
- 32GB/64GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
- 5-megapixel front camera, f/2.0, dual-tone flash
- 12-megapixel rear camera, f/1.7, dual-tone flash
- Fingerprint sensor
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- GSM, HSPA, LTE
- Bluetooth 4.2
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- USB 3.1 Type-C
- Dimensions: 156.2 x 76.2 x 6mm
- Weight: 145g
- Lunar Gray, Fine Gold, Nimbus Blue
- 3,000mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
But other than the phone itself, Motorola is also introducing a new set of Moto Mods to work with it. These new batch of accessories are meant to be attached to the back of the Z2 Play directly using magnets.
Local pricing and availability in the Philippines are yet to be announced. We’ll update this post once we get information.