Lenovo has made the new Moto Z2 Play smartphone official in the U.S. and as expected, it comes with the support by Moto Mods, the accessories that give the phone a modular design language. The Moto Z2 Play comes as a successor to the Z Play, which had a 3510 mAh battery and now, the successor sees a downgrade with the battery capacity as the phone now has a 3000 mAh battery.
The Moto Z2 Play comes with a metal unibody design and that begins the differences with its predecessor as you get to see a glass body in the phone launched last year. As for the camera, due to the slim design, the bump still is there with a ring that houses the camera and its flash. The front of the device has the fingerprint sensor towards the bottom.
The device comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with the Gorilla Glass 3 protection and the pixel density of 401 PPI. The device is powered by the 2.2GHz Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor and there are variants based on the RAM and storage, one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage, and another with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. The storage can be further expanded by 2TB with a MicroSD card. The phone runs Android 7.1 Nougat and as usual is the case for Moto devices, there is Moto Voice Assistant.
There is a 12-megapixel rear camera with a 1.4-micron pixel sensor and F/1.7 aperture and it has a CCT dual-LED flash support. The camera is assisted by laser and dual autofocus lens. For the selfies and video calls, the Moto Z2 Play has a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture, wide-angle lens, and a dual-LED CCT flash.
Since the battery capacity is reduced, Lenovo mentions that the new chipset will have a better battery efficiency and will compensate for the loss in capacity. With the TurboPower charger included, it can help charge to 50 percent in just 30 minutes. The connectivity options included in the Moto Z2 Play are 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/g/b/n (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C (3.1), a 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC, FM radio, and GPS/ A-GPS.
The Moto Z2 Play is set to launch in Summer in the U.S. and it is priced at $499.