Motorola has confirmed that the Moto G4 Play will go on sale starting mid-summer 2016 though has not revealed any pricing details. We can expect the company to announce it near release. Interested consumers can sign-up to get availability details of the Motorola Moto G4 Play. Notably, the new Moto G4 Play is currently listed only in the US.
Unlike the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, the Moto G4 Play features a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display with a pixel density of 294ppi. The smartphone is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz paired with 2GB of RAM and the Adreno 306 GPU. The handset packs 16GB of storage and also supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB).
The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based Moto G4 Play supports a single Micro-SIM card and comes with water repellent nano-coating. It sports an 8-megapixel rear camera f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. The rear camera comes with features such as tap anywhere to capture, burst mode, auto HDR, panorama, drag to focus & exposure, and can record full-HD videos at 30 fps. There is a 5-megapixel front camera with display flash also on board. The Moto G4 Play comes with GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, and Micro-USB connectivity options. The handset comes in Black and White colours.
It packs an accelerometer, proximity sensor, and ambient light sensor. Motorola has also promised that the Moto G4 Play will offer two years of free storage at original quality in Google Photos app. It ships with 2800mAh battery and is claimed to offer full-day battery life. The smartphone is compatible with 10W rapid charger which is sold separately.