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Moto Z3 Play Running On Snapdragon 636 Officially Launched

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Moto Z3 Play Running On Snapdragon 636 Officially Launched

Specifications
Status

Launched

Manufacturer

Motorola

Model / Variant

Moto Z3 Play

Launch Date

6th June

Price

US$ 499 (Rs 33000 approx.)

Dimensions

156.5 x 76.5 x 6.8 mm

Weight

156 grams

Design

Front Glass
Back Glass
Aluminium Frame

Display Size and Type

6.01 inch
Super AMOLED

Display Resolution

2160 x 1080 px
402 ppi

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 636

CPU

Octa-Core
1.8GHz Kryo 260

GPU

Adreno 509

Memory Storage

32GB
64GB

RAM

4GB

Memory Expandability

Up to 400GB
Micro SD Card Dedicated Slot

Operating System

Android 8 Oreo

Primary Camera

12MP
f/1.7
5MP

Camera Features

PDAF
HDR
Panorama
Portrait Mode

Primary Video

4K@ 30fps

Secondary Camera

8MP
f/2.0

Secondary Camera Video

1080P

Battery

3000 mAh

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC

Other Features

Fingerprint Sensor
Moto Mods

After weeks of leaks, Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched the next iteration of Motorola’s budget modular series, the Moto Z3 Play in Brazil. The smartphone will retail for US$ 499 (Rs 33000 approx.) and come bundled with the Battery Mod. There are no details about the smartphone’s availability in India as of now.

All smartphones in the Moto Z series are compatible with the Moto Mods and so is the Moto Z3 Play. This, despite the smartphone having a 6 inch display. The company retained the dimensions of the previous Moto Z devices and managed to fit in a sizeably larger display. The Moto Z3 Play is the first smartphone in the lineup to have an 18:9 aspect ratio.

The Moto Z3 Play has a 6 inch Super AMOLED display with a 2160 x 1080 px resolution. Just like the G and E series, Motorola has stayed away from the notch trend, which many people would appreciate. The device has an 18:9 aspect ratio, which has become the norm these days.

Under the hood, the smartphone runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset. The new budget chipset has been well-received in devices like the Redmi Note 5 Pro and Zenfone Max Pro. The smartphone will be available in two variants, one with 32GB storage and the other with 64GB storage which will be expandable via a microSD card. Both the variants will have 4GB of RAM which should be enough for almost everybody.

The fingerprint sensor is no longer on the front of the device thanks to thinner bezels. The sensor has now been moved to the right-hand side of the device, similar to Xperia smartphones from back in the day. powering the smartphone is a 3000 man battery which will charge via a USB-C port. Out of the box the Z3 Play will run Android 8 Oreo out of the box with very little customisations done by Motorola.

The smartphone has a dual-camera setup on the back. It has a 12MP primary sensor with an f/1.7 aperture which is paired with a 5MP sensor which will collect all the depth information. To the front is an 8MP with an f/2.0 aperture.

The Moto Z3 Play appears like a sizeable upgrade over its predecessor with the new design and the Snapdragon 636 SoC. The pricing in India will be crucial for Motorola and the Z3 Play. More details to follow.

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