Moto-Lenovo has finally taken the wraps off the Moto Z Play, although a bit earlier than scheduled. The handset can be considered a slightly toned down version of the Moto Z, but it comes with support for MotoMods, which is welcome news for those looking to get their hands on a cheaper phone to try out the MotoMods.
The device will be a Verizon exclusive, but only for a month. Unlocked models of the Moto Z and the Moto Z Play will be officially available in October. The Moto Z Play will set you back by $17/month from Verizon on its installment plans, which roughly translates to $408. Not too shabby.
Diving into the hardware aspect, the Moto Z Play comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, an octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC, a 16-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (expandable), 3,510 mAh battery and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. There’s a USB Type-C port on the bottom and a fingerprint scanner located on the front. Thankfully, Moto has decided to use a 3.5mm headphone jack with the Moto Z Play.
The phone will be available in a multitude of colors including Black Slate, Fine Gold and Sugar White. The company took the occasion to officially make the Hasselblad MotoMod accessory available for the Moto Z and the Z Play.