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Chinese Moto Z3 Play / E5 Plus get improved specs

The two Moto models will get superior SoCs for the Chinese market. (Source: Motorola)
The two Moto models will get superior SoCs for the Chinese market. (Source: Motorola)
The Moto Z3 Play will feature the Snapdragon 660 SoC with the usual complement of 4/6 GB RAM and 64/128 GB storage, plus it also gets a bigger 3,300 mAh battery. Although it gets a slightly smaller 4,850 mAh battery, the Moto E3 Plus will get a Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC coupled with 3/4/6 GB RAM and 32/64/128 GB storage, respectively.

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Motorola launched the Moto Z3 Play and E5 Plus in June, but, even though the brand is now a subsidiary of Lenovo, these models have not yet been launched in China. According to TENNA, this is about to change very soon, as the two models were recently certified by the Chinese authorities. However, the specs leaked by TENNA how that the two models will be getting different specs compared to the international variants.

Take for example the Moto Z3 Play. TENNA’s specs show that the Chinese model will be powered by the Snapdragon 660 instead of the Snapdragon 636 SoC. Not a huge difference, but a decent upgrade nonetheless. The battery capacity will also be upped to 3,300 from 3,000 mAh. Memory and storage options were not touched, however, as TENNA reports there will be 4 GB + 64 GB and 6 GB + 128 GB variants.

On the other hand, the E5 Plus is getting a mixed bag of changed specs. Instead of the 5,000 mAh battery, the Chinese model will only get a 4,850 mAh one. The good thing is that this is the only downgrade. The Chinese versions seems to be powered by an octa-core SoC, meaning that it will most likely integrate the Snapdragon 430. TENNA’s specs also show that the Chinese market will be getting 3 GB + 32 GB / 4 GB + 128 GB / 6 GB + 128 GB for RAM and storage options, which is quite a significant jump from the 3 GB + 32 GB max specs for the international models.

These two models should be officially announced very soon, with base prices a bit lower than the international variants, as it happens with all the Chinese variants.

Moto E5 Plus renders (Source: TENNA)
Moto E5 Plus renders (Source: TENNA)
Moto Z3 Play renders (Source: TENNA)
Moto Z3 Play renders (Source: TENNA)

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-07-30 (Update: 2018-07-30)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.