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After numerous leaks, Lenovo and Motorola has finally gone official with the Moto Z2 Play.
The Moto Z2 is quite similar to the outgoing model, with only a few minor tweaks to set itself apart. The fingerprint sensor has been redesigned on the front, and now has an antenna band that runs along the entire edge of the backside. The phone is also slimmed down by 1mm, but retains the same dimensions so it remains compatible with the old Moto Mods.
In terms of hardware, the Moto Z2 has a 5.5” 1080p IPS LCD, a Snapdragon 626 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB storage with microSD support, a 12MP f/1.7 camera with dual pixel phase detection autofocus that can do 4K video, and a 5MP f/2.2 wide-angle camera in the front. All of that is run by a 3000mAh battery, which is considerably smaller than 3510mAh battery of the outgoing model.
Because of its dimensions, the Moto Z2 Play is still compatible with all of the previous Moto Mods, including Hasselblad, True Zoom, JBL SoundBoost, Mophie Juice Pack and Incipio Offgrid. However, Motorola has also introduced a group of new Mods to tinker around with.
First up, you have the Moto GamePad which turns the phone into a handheld gaming console, complete with two joysticks, four face buttons, two shoulder buttons and a fully-fledged directional pad. The mod carries its own 1035mAh battery.
Then you have the JBL SoundBoost 2, which adds two 2x3W stereo speakers on the back of the phone along with a built-in kickstand so you can watch movies or listen to music easily. It also has a 1000mAh battery built-in. Just like the phone, JBL SoundBoost 2 is also splashproof.
Motorola has also introduced a new battery pack with the Moto TurboPower pack. It has a 3490mAh battery and can fast-charge the phone.
Lastly, you have the Moto Style Shell that adds wireless Qi and PMA charging, and comes with a variety of stylish designs.
The Moto Z2 Play will be available globally sometime later this year. The new Moto Mods, however, will be available this Summer, starting with Moto Style Shell for $39.99, and the Moto TurboPower pack, JBL SoundBoost 2 and Moto GamePad for $79.99 each.