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).

Moto G4 Play

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.

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