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Motorola to launch the Moto G6 Play next year along with the Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus

Motorola skipped the Play variant this year with the Moto G5 series.

  • Published: October 17, 2017 5:13 PM IST
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Lenovo-owned Motorola launched a slew of smartphones this year. Motorola upgraded its Moto Z, Moto X, Moto G, Moto E series and even introduced the budget Moto C series. With the Moto G series, Motorola skipped the Play variant this year. A new tip now suggests that Motorola will introduce it again next year with the Moto G6 Play, which will launch alongside the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus.

This is the first we’re hearing about the future Moto G6 series. Reliable leakster Evan Blass tweeted out this information saying that “next year will see the return of Play to Lenovo’s Moto G lineup in the form of the Moto G6 Play (alongside the G6 and G6 Plus)”. The Play variant is seen in Moto’s smartphone lineup including the Moto Z2 Play, Moto Z Play, and last year’s Moto G4 Play. The Play variant are essentially affordable versions of both the Moto Z and Moto G smartphones.

The Moto G4 Play was launched back in August 2016, and was last priced at Rs 7,999. This year took a slightly different turn as Motorola surprised us with the launch of a mid-cycle upgrade in the form of the Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus. Successors to the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus, the smartphones come with upgrades over the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. The Moto G5S is priced at Rs 13,999, while the Moto G5S Plus retails at Rs 15,999. ALSO READ: Moto G5S Midnight Blue color variant launched in India for Rs 14,999

When it comes to specifications, the Moto G5S, features a 5.2-inch full-HD display with Gorilla Glass protection on top. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. For photography, the Moto G5S sports a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. It is fueled by a 3,000mAh battery with support for TurboPower charging. On the software front, it runs Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. ALSO READ: Moto G5S Plus Review: A slight edge over its predecessor

The Moto G5S Plus on the other hand comes with a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) Gorilla Glass 3 display, Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC and 4GB of RAM. Also on offer is 64GB of expandable storage. In the photography department, Moto G5S Plus sports a dual-camera setup with a pair of 13-megapixel sensors at the rear. For selfies, there’s an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera of f/2.0 aperture. The device is powered by a 3,000mAh battery with support for Turbo charging, and runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The smartphone also features a water repellant nano coating. ALSO READ: Moto G5s Plus to Xiaomi Mi Max 2: 5 smartphones to buy this Diwali under Rs 20,000

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  • Published Date: October 17, 2017 5:13 PM IST