Moto G4 Play is an even cheaper Moto G411
But while we were busy creating stories about the two new handsets, a third Moto G4 phone quietly appeared on the company's US site. Moto G4 Play.
The Moto G4 Play is positioned below the Moto G4, so while no pricing details are available at the moment, our guess is it's going to be priced below, or around $150. With a Snapdragon 410 quad-core chipset, Adreno 306 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 5" 720 x 1280 px screen, the Moto G4 Play sure looks like an entry-level Android smartphone that's nonetheless going to offer a reasonable user experience with a near-stock version of Android 6.0.1.
Design-wise, the G4 Play looks almost identical to the G4, but the screen is smaller and the bezels look a little bit thicker, which is OK for such an affordable smartphone. The 8 MP camera will be a step down from the G4's 13 MP one, with a narrower aperture of f/2.2 and no support for slow-motion video, which is a minor compromise. However, the battery inside is a pretty decent 2800 mAh one, so with the energy efficient Snapdragon 410 processor and 720 x 1280 screen, we hope the Moto G4 Play will deliver quite impressive battery life.
The Moto G4 Play probably won't replace the Moto E line, but expand the Moto G family further. Its release date is officially set for mid-summer, but price info is yet to be revealed.