Moto Z3 Play official renders surface online along with 5G Moto Mod
The next-generation mid-range smartphone from Motorola has surfaced in renders online. The Moto Z3 Play follows the contemporary style of its predecessor, but also adopts the trend towards bezel minimization. As a result, its fingerprint scanner has been moved from the bottom bezel to the side of the device embedded in the power button, an approach once adopted by Sony.
The Moto Z3 Play will run on the Qualcomm 636 platform in both 4GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB variants. It will center on an 18:9 6.0-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels for a resolution of 411ppi, and will feature dual-rear cameras for the first time. Another key upgrade is a switch to USB Type-C for the port, but it will lose its headphone jack. The battery is rated at 3,000mAh while it will ship with a stock version of Android Oreo 8.1 out of the box.
Importantly, the Moto Z3 Play will continue to support the expanding range of Moto Mods. Chief among these is an unannounced 5G-compatible Moto Mod, that will help to give the device rare forward compatibility with the next-generation of cellular networks currently in development around the globe. The Moto Z3 Play is expected to be formally launched on June 6 with details on pricing and availability.