dglobalnews.com Moto Z2 Play Specifications Leaked, Slimmer Body and Reduced Battery Capacity
Published: Sun, May 07, 2017
Research | By Kayla Price

Moto Z2 Play Specifications Leaked, Slimmer Body and Reduced Battery Capacity

Moto Z2 Play Specifications Leaked, Slimmer Body and Reduced Battery Capacity

One of the biggest selling points of the Moto Z Play has been its battery life, so it's kind of unusual to hear that Motorola may be substantially slimming down the battery included with the Moto Z2 Play.

Although the new Moto Z2 Play will feature decent internal upgrades, it will lag behind the original Z Play in one key area - the battery.

Earlier this year, the press renders of the yet to be official Motorola Moto Z2 Play hit the web. In total the battery capacity will be 3,000 mAh, a figure that supposes a significant reduction compared to the 3,510 mAh that counted the previous model.

The first Moto Z Play was heavily promoted as a workhorse which could last for up to 50 hours thanks to its sizable 3510mAh battery. Not that the older Moto Z Play was chunky or anything, but Lenovo has decided that it wants to slim down the phone's profile even more - possibly to make room for some of the bulkier Moto Mods on the market. It also reportedly feature a Snapdragon 626 chip with eight cores at 2.2GHz. The biggest problem with tablets is that they are mostly just larger version of our phones, and an experience tailored for the big screen could propel interest again. On the software side, the Moto Z2 Play will seemingly ship with Android 7.1.1 out of the box.

Finally, Lenovo made a decision to replace the 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with a 12-megapixel one, but image quality should not be worse thanks to the camera having f/1.7 component featuring dual auto-focus.

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The 4000 rmb and above segment mostly peaks during the Apple iPhone launch quarter and shrinks for the rest of the year. Apple's share of this super-premium segment remains at 80%, with five out of the top ten model SKUs belonging to Apple.

This may not go down well with the fans of the Z Play who were planning an upgrade this year.

The display itself will remain unchanged, most likely to make sure that all the add ons for Z-series devices will stay useful. The camera will also feature dual autofocus pixels.

Nearly all of the Z2 Play's internals are set to see upgrades, albeit somewhat modest ones.

Android Police doesn't offer any information about a possible release date, but just the fact that Motorola has a prototype of such a device is interesting in itself.

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