Promotional graphic reveals launch date of Moto Z Play and Moto Z Style

Promotional graphic reveals launch date of Moto Z Play and Moto Z Style
Motorola recently moved to trademark the Moto Z moniker, which reaffirmed reports that the Lenovo-owned company will swap the naming scheme of its long-standing Moto X line for the last letter of the alphabet. It has also been widely assumed that a Moto Z Style and Moto Z Play will be officially showcased at some point during Lenovo's Tech World 2016 event in San Francisco, which kicks off early next month. Thanks to a leaked press image from the hellomotoHK Google+ page, we can now circle June 9th in the diary. 

The Z Play and Z Style will follow the current X Play and X Style in terms of their names. According to reports, however, there'll be quite a few key alternations. For one, both handsets are expected to be furnished with fingerprint sensors on the front, while the backplates will offer modular capabilities à la LG's G5


The jury's still out on whether modular smartphones are to play a significant role in the consumer market. The LG G5 is certainly an interesting device with a fair amount of appeal. With a lingering perception that only geeks can truly appreciate such functionality, though, it'll be very interesting to see what the Moto Z series brings to the party. 

Once thing is for sure: the Moto X line has served mobile fans very well over the past couple of years. Expectations will be high come June 9th, and here's hoping that the upcoming duo does not disappoint. 

Are you looking forward to the Moto Z Play and Moto Z Style? Let us know of your take in the comments. 

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18 Comments

1. havoc

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

z play for me, but if z style is not that expensive then i'll get it

2. iKamalkandel

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Moto Z play for me too. High hope from Lenovo for killer midranger. Probably they should target upper midrange section in decent price.

3. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

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17. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

yes just like Samsung China

4. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Z style for me. This is project ara upon us, except this is going to be a sexy ara, at least the way google is eventually going about it. With some dope mods, the Z is Potentially going to be the best phone of the year.

5. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The Z style for me. The project ara is upon us, at least the way google is eventually going about it. Only this time, this will be a sexy ara.

6. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Wonder how they will work Moto Maker into an all metal phone. Looks sleek n all but camera bump is ugly. Hope finger print scanner is in the Motorola dimple on the back.

11. irossdrummer

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Doubtful from the weird looking G4 Plus, honestly their design is going downhill

13. hiseshu

Posts: 38; Member since: May 09, 2016

Really looking ugly.

14. hiseshu

Posts: 38; Member since: May 09, 2016

Really looking ugly.

7. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

The LG G5 messed up by forcing restart when switching modules. All they had to do to avoid that was reduce the removable battery's capacity to 2700mAh, and include an internal one of 100-125mAh and make the phone "hibernate" once you yanked the battery. Easy. I'm convinced these people don't have a brain between their ears.

8. rsiders

Posts: 1931; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Yet it still does things that 99% of all other phones can't. Give it some time.

15. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Exactly my point. Thats where the motorola team are genius. They even go one step further by making the battery mod attachable to the existing one, giving us infinite possibilities. That way the phone never goes off while attaching a mod and making sure the form factor isnt ruined at the same time. Whats more, a 2000mah battery could be added to the existing 2,600 one, giving u a crazy 4,600mah juice at a go without ruining the form factor and even removing the camera bump along with it all while never going off. That goes with all the other existing mods and modr to come. Now, thats crazy dope.

9. IgorEfremenko

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

So, no new RAZR? :(

10. irossdrummer

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Yeah that's a relief XD

18. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Still RAZR-esque with the thinness minus the blade like edges.

12. hiseshu

Posts: 38; Member since: May 09, 2016

Now we " moto x force " fans are looking for "moto Z force "

16. TypicalGeek

Posts: 211; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Did Sony and Lenovo trade their models?

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