Moto Z Play release date, leak: Promo poster leaked; handset spotted on benchmarking site


More information about the Moto Z Play have surfaced in the form of a leaked poster and benchmark results.

The Moto Z Play was spotted by GSMArena on the benchmarking website GFXBench, corroborating previously rumored specifications. The benchmark results revealed that the handset will be powered by an Octa-core 2.0 gigahertz Qualcomm Snapdragon system on chip paired with an Adreno 506 as its graphics processing unit (GPU) and 3 gigabytes (GB) of random access memory (RAM).

Also, according to the listing, the Moto Z Play should have a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 16-megapixel (MP) camera on the back and 32 GB internal storage.

The specifications are in line with the previous Chinese website TENAA listing, which further revealed that the Moto device will have a 5 MP front shooter, 4K video capability, measurement of 156.4 x 76.4 x 6.99mm and a 165-gram weight. It also listed a 3,300mAh/3,510mAh battery, assumed by another report by GSMArena to be the minimal/typical capacity.

Meanwhile, a store in China is already advertising the Play, which can be pre-ordered now. This comes from a report by Android Hits about a photo of the banner spotted on the Chinese social media Weibo.

According to the promotional poster, the device also supports modules similar to the other Moto Z devices. This will enable users to attach Moto Mods using integrated magnets to the handset, which are add-ons that can enhance the functionality, as per Trusted Reviews.

Other details revealed by the poster is a 36-hour standby battery life and fast charging support. The Play can reportedly run 10 hours with just 15 minutes of charging. It also confirms the 16 MP rear camera with laser auto focus.

Unfortunately, no release time frames have been leaked so far, but it is believed that the Moto Z Play will be unveiled at Motorola’s participation at this year’s IFA event on Sept. 6 in Berlin.