Motorola unveils Moto Z2 Play, new Moto Mods

New wireless charging shells, a gamepad, and a revamped JBL speaker accompany the latest Moto Z.

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After last year's incredibly thin, well-received Play, Lenovo-owned on Thursday announced the Moto Z2 Play.

Overall, the device looks similar to the original Z Play. But that was to expected, thanks to the way Moto Mods interface with the back of the phone.


Looks aside, what's the device has changed quite a bit.


  • Processor: Snapdragon 625
  • : Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Moto Experience
  • Display: 5.5-inch (1920x1080)
  • : 156.2 x 76.2 x 5.99 mm
  • : 32 GB or 64GB with microSD support up to 2TB
  • Memory: 3GB or 4GB (country dependent)
  • Rear camera: 12-megapixel dual autofocus .
  • Front camera: 5-megapixel wide view lens
  • Battery: 3,000 milliamp-hour with TurboCharge
  • : Bluetooth 4.2, 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, NFC
  • Ports: 3.5mm , MotoMods , USB-C charging

Other notable differences between the original Z Play and the Z2 Play include a slightly thinner footprint (5.99 mm compared to 6.99 mm), and the company's new elongated fingerprint sensor. As is the case with the , the fingerprint sensor on the Z2 Play will enable gesture navigation.

The Z2 Play will launch as a in early July. Pricing and exact launch expected closer to launch.

An unlocked version of the Moto Z2 Play will be available later this directly from, priced at $499.



In addition to the new smartphone, Motorola also revealed four new Moto Mods. The mods to the back of the Moto Z lineup of , adding extra functionality such as a projector or a .

The new Moto Mods include the SoundBoost 2 ($79), a TurboPower Pack ($79), Moto Shells with wireless charging ($39), and a Moto ($79).

Each of the new Moto Mods, except the Moto GamePad, will be available in July. The GamePad is expected to launch later this summer.

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