Moto Z4 Play leaks: notched display, single rear camera, Moto Mods support


Despite the Moto Z3 Play's mostly positive reviews, its price tag was largely seen as unjustified when it launched last year. But within the next couple of months, it now seems Motorola could redeem itself.

As revealed by CompareRaja, the Chicago-based brand is already hard at work on the Moto Z4 Play. Like previous models, one of the standout features will be Moto Mods support. This time around, though, a number of key changes have been implemented.

After sticking to 16:9 displays throughout 2017, Motorola finally made the jump to 18:9 panels last year. Since then, smartphone designs have continued to advance and it clearly shows as Motorola has fitted the Moto Z4 Play with a much taller 6.2-inch panel that boasts extremely thin side bezels, a tiny waterdrop-like notch up top, and a pretty small chin down below.

Moving over to the rear, the usual design elements are retained. Interestingly, though, the dual-camera setup featured on the Moto Z3 Play has been removed in favor of just one unspecified rear sensor.

Completing the smartphone’s external setup is the fingerprint scanner. As visible in the renders, it’s not featured along the frame or on the rear. In actual fact, it seems Motorola has fitted the sensor underneath the screen.

In regards to the Moto Z4 Play’s release date, the smartphone is likely to go official by either March or April 2019. Specifications currently remain unclear but the Snapdragon 670 or 675 are likely candidates for the processor – this would allow Motorola to position the device above the upcoming Moto G7 lineup.

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11 Comments

1. OneLove123

Posts: 1189; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Looks good

2. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

If it releases for 500, then it's quite overpriced.

5. ijuanp03

Posts: 615; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Everything is overpriced especially the iPhones.

8. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Of course you couldn't continue the argument without bringing in Apple. Understandable.

3. JcHnd

Posts: 283; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

You forgot to add that the 3.5mm jack is back... and apparently it has a top side located speaker grill

4. Iknowaway

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 02, 2019

Hopefully they get the price right on this. Phone looks nice.

6. ijuanp03

Posts: 615; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

The Z series is really great because they do not need to change the dimensions but just extend the display. The near-stock Android and the very useful Moto apps (moto display, Moto actions,moto key) makes it a very stable and snappy device.

7. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1270; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

They better come with great battery life like the OG Moto Z Play..

9. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Big battery, jack and Amoled there still more z play users than z3 z2 play combined. They ruined everything.

10. power21

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 15, 2015

this phone looks pretty good.

11. Brewski

Posts: 710; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

I don't mind some of these features for the Z4 Play but for the Z4 Force they need to: - Get rid of the waterdrop notch - Use Snapdragon 855 (Instead of the 670/675 or 845 like last year.) - Twin cameras - 4,500 Mah battery (Who cares about thickness...) I skipped the Z3 last year because they just got lazy with it. I really hope they put some effort into the Z4 Force this year!

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