Moto Z Play could be released on September 6, new photos revealed

Moto Z Play could be released on September 6, new photos revealed
Lately, we've seen various leaked images allegedly showing the Moto Z Play, an unannounced Android smartphone made by Motorola Mobility / Lenovo. Now, thanks to a new photo snapped somewhere in a Chinese store, we know that the Moto Z Play is certainly coming soon.

Similar to the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid, both already available in the US from Verizon Wireless, the Moto Z Play supports Moto Mods. This is re-confirmed by the aforementioned photo - the first image included below - which shows the JBL SoundBoost speaker module (currently sold by Motorola for $79.99), as well as the Hasselblad camera module that isn't available yet.

Besides the photo showing the Moto Z Play being advertised in a Chinese store, there are also new images of the handset in the flesh. One of these images seems to be confirming the phone's name, as well as the fact that it's running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

According to Twitter user The Malignant, the Moto Z Play may cost between $400 and $500 in China, and should be launched on September 6. Obviously, the phone will be cheaper than the Moto Z Droid ($624 off contract) and Moto Z Force Droid ($720 off contract).

Specs-wise, the Moto Z Play is expected to offer a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 3 GB of RAM, an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor, and a 3.5 mm headset jack (which is missing from the Moto Z and Moto Z Force).

At the moment, we don't know when (or if) the Moto Z Play will be available in the US. In any case, we'll let you know when we have new info about this upcoming phone.


sources: Weibo (in Chinese, login required), The Malignant (Twitter)

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Moto Z Play
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3510 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo

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