Motorola Moto X Play launches this Friday in Canada (US LTE on board)

Motorola Moto X Play launches this Friday in Canada (US LTE on board)
The Motorola Moto X Play will be available next week in Europe, but, before that, it's going to be released in North America. More exactly, starting this Friday, August 21, the X Play will be sold in Canada.

While Motorola Canada didn't say how much the Moto X Play would cost, Canadian customers will likely be able to buy the handset for around $300 (unlocked).

As previously announced, Motorola will not launch the Moto X Play Stateside. However, you could buy one from Canada, and use it in the US, as the Canadian model supports all the right GSM and LTE bands to make it compatible with the networks of AT&T and T-Mobile.

Announced at the end of July alongside the Moto G (2015) and Moto X Style / Pure Edition, the Moto X Play is splash-resistant, and packs a generous 3630 mAh battery (according to Motorola, this should be able to provide 48 hours of "mixed use"). The new handset is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, and sports a 5.5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels. Other notable features include a 5 MP front-facing camera, a 21 MP rear camera, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of expandable internal memory. Just like the new Moto G and new Moto X, the X Play can be customized via Moto Maker.

source: Motorola Canada (Twitter) via Droid-life

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Moto X Play
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3630 mAh



1. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Coo,l I'll probably be getting one from Canada then

2. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

AWWW YISS!!!! Definitively in the running for my next phone now. Can't deny that the battery is pretty sexy.

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2541; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Yessss. This is the device I've been waiting for.

4. Furbal unregistered

Hmm. Tough choice.

5. haydenb

Posts: 125; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

I just might be getting one from Canada then

6. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

Moto Maker isn't in Canada. How do I customize it then?

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And Motorola didn't release this one in the U.S. because?

9. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

With the size of the battery that can power the device for up to two full days, I can see Verizon having an issue with it as it would serve as an affordable alternative to the Droid line that they have exclusive rights to. Other markets ended up getting the Moto Maxx last year so this might be something of the same scenario, just with lower end hardware and a lower price point.

10. Furbal unregistered

Its a shame too, Moto Maxx would have done well on Tmobile and Att.

14. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Well if Moto is still under contract, they should definitely consider cutting it. They're better off selling on their own terms than being a puppet of Verizon. That doesn't seem to help them much anyway, VZW still sells a lot more iphones and samsungs anyway.

15. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, my post is all speculation, the reasoning behind it could be completely unrelated to Verizon, but it makes sense to me that it could be the situation.

8. jsjammu77

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

That would make a perfect secondary device for Nexus 2015 or even Moto X Style.

11. tonyv13

Posts: 112; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

This is making me want to return my ZenFone 2 2gb model but what are the chances of getting it at 350$ including tax and shipping to the US

12. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Waiting for it's launch in india.!!

13. Telemike

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

I hate you Verizon! This IS exactly what I want to upgrade from my 13 Moto X to.

16. marcusxv

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 20, 2015

weird i go to the canadian sites and i seen they list it at 399.99 or 429.99 off contract its in american dollars not canadian currency ?

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