Moto Z2 Play India Launch Set for Thursday

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Moto Z2 Play India Launch Set for Thursday
Highlights
  • Moto Z2 Play India launch event to be held on June 8
  • The event will be live streamed
  • Pre-orders are set to begin on the same day

After confirming the India pre-order date, Lenovo brand Moto has confirmed the official launch date for the Moto Z2 Play as well. In a tweet, the company has confirmed that the Moto Z2 Play will launch in India on June 8, and the event will be live streamed as well. The Moto Z2 Play pre-orders are set to go live on the same day.

In its latest tweet, Moto shared a YouTube link where the June 8 launch event will be live streamed. The event is scheduled to begin at 12.00pm IST and you can watch the event live right hereThe Moto Z2 Play was launched in the US last week, and is arriving to the Indian market just one week after. To recall, Lenovo launched Moto Z2 Play at $499 (roughly Rs. 32,200) in the US.

Ahead of launch, Lenovo has listed a bunch of offers that are also coming at launch. Interested customers will be able to pay Rs. 2,000 and then pay the rest of the amount for Moto Z2 Play over 10 months with 0 percent interest. Notably, Lenovo will also offer Moto Armor pack, which includes protective accessories for the smartphone, as part of pre-booking offer to the customers. Lenovo has also mentioned that it has "great pre-booking offers" in terms of Moto Mods for potential customers but didn't specify what exactly these offers are. The company will expectedly announce these details and more at the Thursday event.

Just like its predecessor, Moto Z2 Play also comes with support for Moto Mods thanks to the connecting pins at the back of the phone. The rear camera comes with a round bump ring, and the fingerprint scanner on the Moto Z2 Play is embedded in the Home Button in the front, which now has a slightly circular shape. Notably, the phone comes with a battery capacity of 3000mAh, which is a downgrade in terms of capacity when compared with its predecessor.

Coming to the specifications, the Moto Z2 Play runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The smartphone is powered by a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor paired with either of the two options - 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage and 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage. There is support for expandable storage with a microSD card slot for further expansion of storage (up to 2TB).

In terms of optics, the Moto Z2 Play sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with a 1.4-micron pixel sensor, an aperture of f/1.7, a colour correlated temperature (CCT) dual-LED flash, as well as laser and dual autofocus lens (laser autofocus with expanded range up to 5 metres and 3 million dual autofocus pixels), At the front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.2 aperture, wide-angle lens, and a dual-LED CCT flash.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Runs stock Android Nougat
  • Support for existing Moto Mods
  • Camera is quick to focus
  • Dual-tone front LED flash
  • Bad
  • Ugly camera bump
Display 5.50-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
OS Android 7.1.1
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
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Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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