Moto Z2 Play may not be the battery champ that its predecessor was
According to Venture Beat, the Z2 Play won't bring too many major enhancements, and it will actually be worse than its predecessor in one key area.
While the original Moto Z Play packs a generous 3510 mAh battery, the Moto Z2 Play reportedly has a smaller, 3000 mAh battery. We were seriously impressed with the battery life of last year's Moto Z Play, so we're obviously not happy to find out that the Z2 Play might not be particularly awesome in this regard. Since it comes with a smaller battery, the Moto Z2 Play should be 1mm thinner and about 20 grams lighter than the old Z Play, but that's hardly a consolation, is it?
Battery woes aside, the Moto Z2 Play (pictured below) will feature 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory - a nice bump from the 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory of the old model. The new handset will further come with a mid-range Snapdragon 626 processor, a 5 MP front-facing camera, and a 12 MP rear camera with dual pixel autofocus (and increased image quality). The device will likely run near stock Android 7.1 Nougat.
The original Moto Z Play was announced in August last year, but the new model might be officially unveiled a couple of months earlier, in June - quite possibly at the same time with a regular Moto Z2, and a Moto Z2 Force.