Motorola had introduced two flagship smartphones this year, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force handsets. In addition to these two devices, the company had also released some more affordable devices, like the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and the Moto Z Play. The Motorola Moto X Play is, according to many people, one of the better mid-range smartphones out there at the moment, and its predecessor, the Moto X Play is still quite a nice, and affordable smartphone, despite the fact it was announced back in July last year with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. This handset received Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow a while back, and it seems like Android 7.1 Nougat could be on the way to the Moto X Play.
The Moto X Play with Android 7.1 Nougat surfaced on GFXBench, as you can see in the image down below. Now, Motorola announced their plans for Android 7.0 Nougat update back in October when they said that the Moto Z and Moto G4 (Plus) will get the update first, and that’s exactly what happened. The company did not mention the Moto X Play back then, but considering that the device was spotted on GFXBench, the update could be on the way, and it could become available in the near future. Interestingly enough, the Moto X Play will get Android 7.1 Nougat if this listing is to be believed, which means that the company plans to skip Android 7.0 Nougat update for this smartphone. In addition to that, this listing could be hinting that the Android 7.1 Nougat update is on the way to other, newer Moto-branded smartphone as well, devices like the Moto Z and two Moto G4 smartphones. Android 7.1 Nougat is not a huge departure from Android 7.0 Nougat by any means, but Google did bring some changes along with this update, and some additional polish for Android Nougat update in general.
The Motorola Moto X Play features a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) IPS LCD display, 2GB of RAM and 16GB / 32GB of expandable internal storage. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core processor, along with the Adreno 405 GPU. The 21-megapixel shooter is placed on the back of this phone, and a 5-megapixel camera is available on the phone’s front side. The 3,630mAh non-removable battery is also a part of this package, and you do get fast charging here as well. We still don’t know when will this update land on the Moto X Play, but stay tuned.