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Motorola Moto X Play now available in Canada, prices start at about $300

Motorola Moto X Play now available in Canada, prices start at about $300
Just as expected, this Friday, Motorola released the Moto X Play in Canada, which is one of the first countries in the world to get the new smartphone.

Right now, Canadian customers can buy the Moto X Play from five carriers. Videotron and SaskTel are the ones that are selling the new handset for the lowest prices off-contract: 399.95 Canadian dollars, and 399.99 Canadian dollars, respectively - meaning about $303 USD. You can also get the X Play from Koodo (410 CAD), Telus (420 CAD), or Bell (449.99 CAD). 2-year contracts are available, too, starting at 50 CAD for the Moto X Play, plus the usual monthly fees.

Alongside the Moto X Style (known as Moto X Pure Edition in the US) and the Moto G (2015), the Moto X Play is part of Motorola's brand new line-up of smartphones. Running near-stock Android 5.1 Lollipop, the X Play offers plenty of attractive features (for its price category), including a 5.5-inch 1080p display, LTE, an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage space, 21 MP rear camera, and a 3630 mAh battery. The handset is splash-resistant, and can be customized via Moto Maker for free (though some custom elements may cost extra).

While Motorola said that the Moto X Play would not be released in the US, the smartphone could be launched Stateside after all, but under a different name: Droid Maxx 2. Like all previous Droid models, the Maxx 2 should be a Verizon exclusive.

source: Motorola Canada

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