Recently, we had reported that the MOTO Z2 Play was spotted on the Chinese smartphone certification authority TENAA. The listing brought out a lot of information about the handset and what internal hardware it packs: one of the major reveals was that the device would have a smaller battery than its predecessor MOTO Z Play. Today Lenovo confirmed the same in a reply to a twitter query,
This means compared to last years Z Play the Z2 Play will have a battery which is ~500mAh smaller. Whether this translates to a real loss in battery performance and standby time can only be ascertained post-release. What we can say confidently though is the performance will suffer compared to the original MOTO Z Play’s battery numbers.
Apart from this, the MOTO Z2 Play overhauls almost all aspects of the original Z Play, featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC coupled with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage which should be expandable via a microSD card. The 5.5-inch full-HD (1080 x1920) display is most likely to be an OLED panel for improved power efficiency. The primary sensor at the back of the camera is a 12-megapixel shooter with a dual-LED flash while the selfie snapper up front is likely to be straight from the original Z Play, a 5-megapixel sensor with a dedicated flash. For the OS, the smartphone is most likely to be running a close to stock flavour of Android v.7.1.1, Nougat. Finally, the device also features the contact pads at the back for compatibility with MOTO MODs, both last generation releases, and upcoming modules.
Motorola is supposed to launch the complete MOTO Z2 family in early June composed of the MOTO Z2 Play, the regular MOTO Z2 and the top of the line MOTO Z2 Force.
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