Motorola held its launch today in Goa to announce the Moto Z2 Play, a mid-range phone priced at ₹27,999. The company has extended its support for MotoMods along with improving the camera on the phone. The pre-booking for the phone starts on 8th June, and the phone will go on sale on the 15th.
There are several changes with the Z2 Play. The phone has become thinner and lighter. It is now only 5.9 mm thick and weighs 145 grams. The phone has gotten a major upgrade in the optics department with a 12-megapixel camera with dual autofocus and a f/1.7 lens. On paper, the rear camera is expected to take some impressive low light shots. The front camera is 5 megapixels and has a f/2.2 lens and a dual LED flash system. The phone now has a 3000 mAh battery which is less than its predecessor.
The phone comes with the recently launched Snapdragon 626 chipset and 3 and 4 Gigabyte RAM variants. It now comes with Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box. The fingerprint scanner remains on the front, and the phone has 32 and 64-gigabyte storage variants. It has a Hydrophobic coating on its fingerprint scanner to make it more efficient. The screen has a Night Display feature which reduces blue light emissions to reduce eye stress.
There are several new MotoMods, and the existing ones have been improvised. The attachment method remains the same, through the pins on the back. The phone has the same wireless connectivity features as its predecessor. The pricing of the phone does not seem wise to me at all because it is never going to be able to compete with similarly priced mid-range devices such as the OnePlus 3 and the 3T. In my opinion, Motorola should have strategically priced their product, so it does not come in the same price bracket as the device it is unable to compete with.