Moto Z Play with Snapdragon 625 goes official at IFA 2016

Lower on specs with MotoMods compatibility and no compromise on performance.

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The much-awaited and rumored Moto Z Play has now finally gone official at the IFA 2016 event. It is a mid-range smartphone with specs lower than the previous two Moto Z smartphones that were launched earlier this year.

The Moto Z Play sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display. Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset coupled with 3GB RAM. The phone offers 32GB of internal storage which is expandable. On the back, it has a 16MP camera that can switch between laser autofocus and phase detection autofocus as per the situation. For selfie lovers, there is a 5MP camera on the front with a wide-angle lens and LED flash.

The whole package is powered by a 3510mAh battery which is slightly less than last year’s Moto X Play but is said to better. It also features support for fast charging, fingerprint scanner, and a 3.5mm headphone jack (thank god!). It will be running Android Marshmallow v6.0.1 on the first boot.

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Talking about the build quality, the Moto Z Play features a glass back which is prone to smudges, fingerprints, and even getting scratched. There is a metallic frame that completes quite commonly-used glass metal sandwich.

The good thing is that the Moto Z Play is also compatible with all the MotoMods accessories that were announced earlier this year. In fact, Motorola launched a new camera MotoMod named HasselBlad TrueZoom. As the name suggests, it will allow you to use your Moto Z smartphone like a mainstream camera. It boasts of offering optical zoom up to 10x along with a 12MP sensor and Xenon flash.

HasselBlad TrueZoom MotoMod

Like the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, the Moto Z Play will be a Verizon-exclusive in the United States for the first month or so. The unlocked Moto Z Play will be available at a price of €499 and $449.99 in the Europe and the United States. As for the HasselBlad TrueZoom MotoMod, it has been priced at €299 and $249.99 respectively.