Motorola launches the Moto X Play smartphone with 21-megapixel camera

Motorola launches the Moto X Play smartphone with 21-megapixel camera

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.

Moto X Play

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.