High-end specs in a sub-flagship priced modular package
The successor to last year’s high-end mid-ranger, the Moto Z Play is now available in the US and certain regions. Building on the successes of its predecessor, the new Moto Z2 Play retains the modularity and high-end internals, though now, in a thinner, more polished package. Though the handset is packing a smaller power pack, around 500mAh lesser than the first iteration, the Z2 Play’s newer SoC should soften the blow a bit when it comes to battery life. Here’s the hardware lowdown.
Motorola Moto Z2 Play
- 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor
- Qualcomm Adreno 506 graphics unit
- 3GB/4GB RAM
- 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display, 1920 x 1080 resolution
- 32GB/64GB expandable storage, via microSD
- 12-megapixel rear camera, f/1.7, Dual Pixel, with PDAF, 4K video
- 5-megapixel front camera, f/2.2, wide-angle, with dual-LED flash
- WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC
- Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, Moto Mods
- 3000mAh battery
- Android OS
Retailing at $500 (~Php 25K) unlocked, the Moto Z2 Play is expected to ship late June 2017. The handset is compatible with last year’s bevy of Moto Mods. There’s a bunch of new mods in the pipeline, and the Z2 Play will be supporting them as well.