Motorola has been expanding its smartphone portfolio quite a bit recently, having already split its highly-successful Moto G mid-ranger into three distinct devices – the Moto G, Moto G Plus and the Moto G Play. Whether the company intends to do the same with its other devices, like the Moto Z, the Moto X and the Moto E remains to be seen, but the Moto X and the Moto Z lines already have at least two devices apiece. While the second-gen Moto X was launched last year in two different variants - the Moto X Style / Pure and the Moto X Play, the standard issue Moto Z smartphone was launched recently with a more premium Moto Z Force in tow. Whether or not the company splits up its other models into a bunch of distinct devices at varying price points still remains to be seen, but a listing on India’s import / export tracking website, Zauba, now seems to suggest that an all-new Motorola smartphone may well be in the offing in the coming days.
According to the post on Zauba, a Motorola device with a 5.5-inch screen has recently imported into India for testing purposes. While the Zauba listing doesn’t reveal any particular details regarding the upcoming device, the phone, which will apparently have the model number XT1635, was revealed in all its glory recently when it was listed on the Geekbench database last month. An earlier leak had also hinted that a less-powerful Moto Z version may already be in the works at the Lenovo-owned company. According to various reports that particular model will be powered by a Snapdragon 652 SoC, carry a 3,500 mAh battery and come with either 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage, or 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage.
While online reports seem to be suggesting that the upcoming handset will be named the Moto Z Play, whether or not that happens remains to be seen. However, seeing as Motorola already has ‘Play’ versions of its Moto X and Moto G devices, it shouldn’t probably come as a surprise if indeed the company chooses to release the upcoming handset as the Moto Z Play. Either way, it’s important to remember that the 'Moto Z Play' nomenclature is still pure conjecture at this point in time, so we’ll have to wait a little while longer to find out what Motorola chooses to name its upcoming device.