Moto Z Play, new and affordable smartphone, joins the line of modular devices from Motorola. It is a cheaper version of Moto Z and moto Z Force, that were launched earlier in summer. Less powerful than its siblings, it still packs decent specs and looks very similar to other Moto Zs.
The square fingerprint sensor has remained in the front, the phone boasts 1920x1080px 5.5-inch display, a 5-megapixel front camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (8x Cortex-A53 @ 2.05 GHz) processor, 3GB of RAM, either 32GB or 64GB of storage + MicroSD slot, battery of 3510 mAh, 16-megapixel rear camera offers a phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash.
Moto Z Play is 6.99mm thick and weighs 165g. Unlike Moto Z and Moto Z Force, Moto Z Play has USB Type-C port along with 3.5mm headphone jack port.
Unlocked version of Moto Z Play will cost $449, or $408 ($17/month for 24 months) if bought from Verizon.
All three previously announced Moto Mods neatly fit Moto Z Play. Moreover, Motorola revealed Hasselblad True Zoom, a freshly-made Moto Mod designed in partnership with the legendary Swedish camera company. It looks and acts as a photo camera. 10x optical zoom allows to capture detailed photos from distance without giving up on resolution. The shutter and zoom controls make it easy to operate. The Xenon flash lights up the object evenly, giving crisp, blur-free pictures in any environment.
When installed, the True Zoom replaces the Moto Z’s built-in camera. Being independent, the True Zoom has its own sensor, lens and optical image stabilization module, and uses the phone’s screen as a viewfinder and battery as a power source.
Hasselblad True Zoom will be available for $250 starting Sept. 15 at Verizon stores.