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Moto E4, E4 Plus, and Z2 Play show up in leaked renders

A leaked slide from over the weekend revealed that Motorola was planning to launch nine new phones this year. The company already released two phones at the start of the week in the newly-minted Moto C series, which is now the entry-level tier for the brand.

We're now getting a look at the Moto Z2 Play and the Moto E series courtesy of Roland Quandt of WinFuture. The Z2 Play will be a successor to last year's Z Play, and will retain support for Moto Mods. Meanwhile, the Moto E series sits one step above the Moto C lineup, with the phones — the Moto E4 and E4 Plus — likely to retail for under $200.

The back of the Moto Z2 Play — shown next to last year's Moto Z and Z Play — reveals a trim around the border that's similar to what we've seen with the moto G5. The render ties up with previous leaks, and while there isn't much to go on when it comes to specs, the latest rumors hint at a Snapdragon 626 chipset and a 3000mAh battery. We should be hearing more on the device in the coming weeks.

Moto E4

The Moto E4 leak is more promising as it also comes with a detailed list of specs, which include a 5.0-inch 720p display on the standard model and a 5.5-inch 720p panel on the Moto E4 Plus, a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737M SoC along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage. The Moto E4 is said to offer an 8MP camera, 5MP front shooter, and a 2800mAh battery, whereas the E4 Plus will feature a 13MP camera, 5MP front camera, and a monstrous 5000mAh battery.

Moto E4

The Moto E4 is rumored to retail for €150 ($165), with the E4 Plus estimated to cost €190 ($210). What do you guys think of the design and the specs on offer?

Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • Lenovo, why drop the capacity of the Z Play? And why not the SD 630?
  • I'm hoping the battery capacity is a non-issue, and it'll perform just as well on the new SD.
    As for why they're using an older one, it's probably because it takes years for these companies to develop a phone, so by the time it is finally released, the processor is already obsolete.
  • There's very little difference between the 626 and 625? Same gpu, just looks like a 200 bump in speed. I think the loss in battery is not worth the minor upgrade there. It will not have similar battery performance, that's a pretty decent cut.
  • Will the Moto E4 Plus work in the US?
  • I'll take a serious look at any cheap phone with a 5000 mah battery.
  • Date on the clock of the Moto E and E Plus renders is Tuesday June 20th. Wonder if that's the time-frame for launch?