Motorola has announced Moto Z2 Play smartphone – the next generation of Moto Z Play, that was well-received by public last year. Z2 Play is lighter and thinner than its predecessor and is compartible with Moto Mods, as well as all Moto Z phones. It will be sold for $499 wth availability from Verizon or Motorola’s website this summer.
Moto Z2 Play has a 1920x1080px 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, a 5-megapixel front camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor, either 3GB or 4GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of storage + MicroSD slot with UHS-I support (up to 2 TB), battery of 3000 mAh, 12-megapixel rear camera offers phase detection autofocus, laser autofocus and dual-LED flash. It has a USB Type-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack port along with Moto Mods connector.
Four new Moto Mods are available now: TurboPower Pack for $80, Style Shell with Wireless Charging for $40, JBL SoundBoost 2 for $80, Moto GamePad for $80.
Among new Mods, the GamePad is the most interesting. It looks a lot like Nintendo Switch, with dual control sticks, D-pad and four action buttons for true gaming experience. It also offers a 1,035mAh internal battery, so it doesn’t have to rely on phone’s power.
The SoundBoost 2 is similar to last year’s SoundBoost, but comes in three colors (blue, red and black), has a fabric covering, built-in 1,000 mAh battery, and is now splash-resistant.
Attached to the phone, TurboPower Pack adds 3490 mAh of power capacity.
Wireless Charging Style Shell is a thin snap-on that adds wireless charging support.