Lenovo today announced the Moto Z Play. The third member of the Moto Z family, which means it is indeed compatible with the Moto Mods that were announced with the Moto Z and Moto Z Force back in June. The Moto Z Play is more of a mid-range smartphone, compared to the other Moto Z family members here. The Moto Z Play is designed to keep you going all day long, with a large battery. Similar to the Moto X Play that the company unveiled last year.
The Moto Z Play sports a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution Super AMOLED display, which is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. That brings us 403 pixels-per-inch. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. This is an octa-core processor, all eight cores are Cortex-A53 clocked at 2.0GHz. This is paired with the Adreno 506 GPU, a slight step-down from the Adreno 530 found in the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. Lenovo has thrown in 3GB of RAM for multi-tasking needs. There is 32GB of storage available inside (64GB model will be heading to China), along with a micro SD card slot, which does support Adoptable storage. The Moto Z Play is running Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the July 1st, 2016 Security Patch. All of this is powered by a non-removable 3510mAh battery.
For optics, the Moto Z Play is sporting a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera. The rear camera does include laser auto-focus and phase detection auto-focus as well as an aperture of f/2.0. It can also record in up to 4K resolution. The front-facing camera is a 5-megapixel shooter, which is a wide-angle lens of about 85-degrees. For connectivity, Lenovo has thrown in Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and a nano SIM card slot. There’s also a fingerprint sensor located on the front, with a USB Type-C connector on the bottom for charging the device. Unlike the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack included. The dimensions of the Moto Z Play are 156.4 x 76.4 x 6.99mm and it weighs in at about 165 grams. Lenovo is offering the Moto Z Play in two colors, Black and White. With the black coming in a silver frame and the white with a gold frame.