Motorola Moto X Play launches this Friday in Canada (US LTE on board)
posted by Florin T. / Aug 18, 2015, 6:41 PM
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
- 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
And Motorola didn't release this one in the U.S. because?
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 8:30 PM 3
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.
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 10:16 PM 0
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.
posted on Aug 19, 2015, 3:17 PM 0
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