Moto Z Play

Lenovo has launched the Moto Z Play and the Moto Z in India. Both phones will be available starting October 17 on Amazon India and Flipkart, with the mid-range Moto Z Play set to retail for ₹24,999 ($375) and the Moto Z for ₹39,999 ($600).

Lenovo is also bringing several Moto Mods to India, including the Hasselblad True Zoom, which will retail for ₹19,999 ($300). You'll be able to buy Moto Mods for a discounted price when bundled with the Moto Z or Z Play. Here's the breakdown of the pricing:

  • Moto Style Shell (Wood and Ballistic Nylon) - ₹1,099 ($16) - ₹899 bundled ($13)
  • Moto Style Shell (Leather) - ₹1,599 ($25) - ₹1,299 bundled ($20)
  • Incipio power pack - ₹5,999 ($90) - ₹4,999 bundled ($75)
  • JBL SoundBoost - ₹6,999 ($105) - ₹5,999 bundled ($90)
  • Moto Insta-Share Projector - ₹19,999 ($300) - ₹15,999 bundled ($240)
  • Hasselblad True Zoom - ₹19,999 ($300) - ₹14,999 bundled ($225)

As for the phones, the Moto Z Play sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 14nm Snapdragon 625 SoC with eight Cortex A53 CPU cores clocked at 2.05GHz, 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage, microSD slot, 16MP rear camera with PDAF and 4K video recording, 5MP front shooter, NFC, and a 3510mAh battery.

Moto Z Play preview

With a thickness of 5.19mm, the Moto Z is one of the sleekest phones available today. The phone's thinness is what prompted Lenovo to ditch the 3.5mm port, with audio routed through the USB-C charging port. Customers will get a 3.5mm to USB-C dongle to connect their audio gear to the phone. In contrast, the Moto Z Play has a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Moto Z features a 5.5-inch QHD display, and is powered by the Snapdragon 820 SoC along with 4GB of RAM. There's 64GB of storage as well as a microSD slot, 13MP camera with 4K video, 5MP front camera, and a 2600mAh battery. Both the Moto Z and Moto Z Play come with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, and feature a fingerprint sensor at the front.

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