One of the best handsets from last year was Motorolas modular Moto Z and Moto Z Play. The follow-ups are highly anticipated and today information about the Moto Z2 Play has come forth, with the handset apparently set to take a hit to its battery life.
The rumour, courtesy of leaker extraordinaire Evan Blass, says that the formerly larger handset which came with a larger battery life than the standard Moto Z, will be slimmed down to around 6mm thin with the battery being shaved down to a mere 3,000mAh – a drop of 510mAh.
The phone will get some spec bumps with a slightly better processor thanks to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 (the original had a SD625) which will be clocked at 2.2GHz. The Z2 Play will also get 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, up from 3GB/32GB in the original. According to the leak, the phone will retain the 5.5″ FullHD display.
The rear camera will apparently be dropping from 16MP with f/2.0 aperture lens to a 12MP sensor, though this technically lower resolution sensor will be behind an f/1.7 aperture lens. Google has shown what can be done with a 12MP sensor on the Pixel, so this shouldn’t present a problem and the faster aperture should offer other benefits.
The Moto Z2 Play will launch alongside the Moto Z2 and Moto Z2 Force in Lunar Gray and Fine Gold, though dates for the launch haven’t been announced. The original Moto Z series was announced in June last year, so we could be seeing something sooner rather than later.