Moto Z2 Play, successor to the Moto Z Play, has leaked via multiple renders in the past couple of months, hinting at major changes to the phone design. However, one of the biggest changes Lenovo plans on bringing to the 2017 edition of Moto Z Play might turn into a major cause of concern for Moto lovers. Also Read - Best smartphones for photography under Rs 20,000 to gift for Father's DayAlso Read - Moto G Stylus 5G launched with Snapdragon 480 SoC: Check price, specifications
According to a report on VentureBeat, the Moto Z2 Play will have a thickness of 6mm, compared to 7mm on the original Moto Z Play. The phone is also expected to be lighter at 145g. While slim phones are the trend, Lenovo is compromising on one of the most important factors of the device the battery. Also Read - Best camera phones under Rs 10,000 in June: Moto G10 Power, Redmi 9 Prime and more
To avoid mishaps, Moto Z2 Play will come with a pared down battery. The phone will reportedly feature a 3,000mAh battery which is far lesser than the 3,510mAh one that powers the Moto Z Play. It will be interesting to see the software tweaks Lenovo brings in to support longer hours and better battery life. The change will affect the battery life, bringing it down the talk time to a mere 20 hours from the previous impressive 50 hours.
Moto Z2 Play features, specifications
Coming to the design, Moto Z2 Play could sport a new, redesigned home button. From the leaked renders, we can see that the home button is place right below the display. The home button will also double up as a fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication. The rear of the device stays similar to Moto Z Play with a protruding camera module, the logo and the connector pins for Moto Mods. ALSO READ: Moto C receives Bluetooth certification; rumored to feature MediaTek quad-core SoC, 1GB of RAM
The specifications which were still a mystery are also revealed. As per the leak, the phone will come with a moderate upgrade to the internals. Lenovo-owned Motorola seems to be betting big on the design and slimness factor rather than the hardware with the Moto Z2 Play. The upgrade to Android Nougat OS out-of-the-box is a given. The chipset will likely be a Snapdragon 626 octa-core one clocked at 2.2GHz along with an Adreno 506 GPU. The 5.5-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display stays the same.
The only major change in the device apart from the slimness is the internal memory variants. Moto Z2 Play will likely be offered in 32GB onboard storage with 4GB RAM as opposed to the 16GB storage with 3GB RAM in Moto Z Play. Motorola has also lowered the resolution of the rear end camera to improve the quality. The camera is could now be a 12-megapixel shooter instead of 16-megapixel with an aperture of f/1.7 and dual auto-focus. The front camera stays the same at 5-megapixel. Leaks hint at two color options, lunar gray and fine gold.
As of now, there is no word on the launch date and availability, but considering that the leaks have started pouring in, the unveiling may not be too far.