Motorola launched its Moto Z2 Play earlier today in India. Moto Z2 Play, as the name goes, is the second generation Moto Z Play. It’s not a radical upgrade over its predecessor. Starting with the design, its front now adopts the design similar to Moto G5. The back, though, remains the same as before. So there are those magnetic connectors for mods.
Moving to the hardware, the Moto Z2 Play gets Snapdragon 626 processor. It has eight cores running at 2.2GHz. That’s a slight upgrade from the 2GHz Snapdragon 625 in its predecessor. RAM has been upped to 4GB now. There’s 64GB storage onboard and microSD slot for further expansion. The camera module has been replaced and down goes the resolution to 12MP from earlier 16MP. However, this one is indeed an improved sensor, IMX362 to be specific with dual autofocus pixel. The display remain the same 5.5 inch FullHD AMOLED unit.
The battery in Moto Z2 Play is down to 3,000 mAh which was 3,510 mAh in the first generation. It would be interesting to see how it fares with new processor. The phone also has USB Type C connector and a dedicated 3.5mm audio jack. The Indian variant gets dual SIM support along with 4G LTE. It will run Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box.
As for the pricing part, it has gone up by a mere couple of thousand rupees. The Moto Z2 Play can be yours for Rs.27,999 (~US $435) and is currently available for pre-order till 14th June. Pre-orders will get financing options, free moto armor pack, 50% off on select mods and 100GB extra data on Reliance Jio. The shipments will start from 15th June.