Just after couple of hours after announcing the third generation of the Moto G, called the Moto G (Gen 3), Motorola has announced a new variant of its Moto X smartphone, the Moto X Play. The smartphone is not a premium device, but is definitely a upper mid-range offering from the Motorola.
The Moto X Play comes with a 5.5-inch full HD display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, translating to a pixel density of 403 ppi with Gorilla Glass 3 protection against scratches. The handset is powered by a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM and will comes in 16GB and 32GB internal storage variants, with support up to 128GB of external storage via its microSD slot.
The highlight of the smartphone is the 21-megapixel rear-facing auto-focus camera, capable of shooting 1080p videos @30fps, while there is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera also onboard that supports FullHD video capture. The Moto X Play packs a 3,630mAh battery that Motorola says will last around two days on a full charge.
The smartphone runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box, but it will be upgraded to Android M when it rolls out later this year. The Moto X Play comes pre-loaded with signatur Motorola features like the Moto Voice and Moto Assist.