Motorola Announces Moto Z3 Play Smartphone

Motorola has announced its Moto Z3 Play smartphone with several improvements over last year’s edition, the Moto Z2 Play. The company has made just a few releases this year but this one is the most impressive so far since it’s nearly flagship level.

The rumors and leaks were very accurate on this smartphone as it has just about everything the tech world saw in the last few months. There is more display this time and the smartphone no longer has a home button. The Moto Z3 Play has a 6.01-inch Full HD AMOLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

The fingerprint scanner is now on the side of the phone, just like it was rumored a few weeks ago. The thinner bezels give a nicer look to the series, which previously featured a home button that took a lot of space at the bottom.

On the back, the smartphone has the flat back that we’re used to seeing on the Moto Z series. The big improvement between the Moto Z2 Play and the Z3 Play is that Motorola’s new device has dual rear cameras. The smartphone continues to have Moto Mods support, which is one of the things that make this series stand out. The phone has a glass back as well but it does not have wireless charging capabilities. The Verge reports that there will be a separate Moto Mod for that.

Here are the specs of the Moto Z3 Play:

  • 6.01-inch Full HD AMOLED display.
  • Dual rear cameras of 12MP and 5MP. The front camera is 8MP.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor.
  • 4GB of RAM and storage options of 32GB or 64GB.
  • No headphone jack. The Moto Z2 Play did feature one but the series had removed the headphone jack from the Moto Z2 Force.
  • 3,000 mAh battery.
  • Android 8.1.

Price and Release Date

The Moto Z3 Play will be sold by some retailers for $499. The smartphone will be bundled with a 2,000 mAh battery Moto Mod. The bundle was something that had been mentioned in recent rumors and they were right.

The smartphone will also be released this summer without the battery Moto Mod. The price of the standalone device is not yet known.

What do you think about the new Moto Z3 Play? Did you buy a Moto Z2 Play? Let us know in the comments.