Lenovo launched the Play variant of the Moto Z series, and the company is now doing the same for the budget Moto G4 lineup. The Moto G4 Play is targeted at the entry-level market, and will go up for sale exclusively on Amazon India starting later today for ₹8,999 ($135).
The Moto G4 Play shares the same design as the larger Moto G4 and G4 Plus, but the internal hardware is more in line with that of the Moto G 2015. The phone features a 5-inch 720p display, Snapdragon 410 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage with microSD slot, 4G with VoLTE, 8MP camera, 5MP front shooter, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and a 2800mAh battery. On the software front, you'll get Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
The larger 2800mAh battery is an upgrade from the Moto G 2015's 2470mAh battery, but in other areas, the Moto G4 Play is identical to last year's budget phone. In doing so, Lenovo is able to launch the phone for under ₹10,000, with the phone retailing for ₹3,500 ($50) less than the ₹12,499 price tag of the Moto G4.
If you've invested in the Moto G 2015, there really isn't a whole lot of reason to consider the G4 Play, as both handsets feature identical specs. But with the sub-₹10,000 segment seeing increased competition, the G4 Play is Lenovo's push to make the Moto G series accessible to more buyers.