Just hours ago at IFA 2016 trade show in Berlin, Germany, Lenovo’s subbrand Motorola launched the new Moto Z Play mid-range priced smartphone with MotoMods connectors, headphone jack, and a 16MP camera on the rear for shooting 4K videos. The new Z Play joins the lineup of its two hi-end siblings, the Moto Z, and Z Force, even though it doesn’t run the Snapdragon 820 SoC like them, it still got the MotoMods support and a pretty large battery lifespan, up to 50 hours in mixed use.
The Lenovo Moto Z Play comes boasting a 5.5-inch super AMOLED HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and is made out of glass unlike its hi-end predecessors but in a similar design. The glass material used on both sides of the phone are connected altogether by a metallic frame and the device has waterproof capabilities thanks to the feature of a water-repellent coating.
The main camera of the Motorola Moto Z Play is a 16MP unit with laser autofocus, phase detection, f/2.0 aperture lens, 1.3um pixel size, auto-HDR, four times digital zoom, video stabilization, and dual LED flash (elegantly attached to the camera hook) for shooting 4K videos at 30 frame-per-second — for selfies Moto Z Play has a 5MP wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash that allows video recording at 1080p and same HD video chat quality.
The Moto Z play comes running the 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of flash storage, expandable by up to 200GB (2TB) via microSD card and is upgraded to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS. The expanded 3,510 mAh battery features Turbo Charge technology that needs just 15 minutes of charging time to power the device for up to 9 hours, while with a 100% full battery on the Motorola Z Play you can use the phone for nearly 2.5 days without worrying about getting out of power.
Freshest member of the Moto Z line of devices, the Moto Z Play supports 4G LTE network, two SIM cards, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, USB Type-C, Fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Moto Mods connectors. The new Moto Z Play smartphone will start selling later during September for the price tag of EUR 499 ($555), but in the United States, Lenovo will be releasing the Moto Z Play Droid version of the device for $408 via Verizon. Verizon will be selling the Z Play Droid with a two-year contract of $17 per month starting on September 8th.