Moto Z2 Play passes through TENAA - barely 6mm thick, just 2,820mAh battery

George, 20 May 2017

Last year's Moto Z Play gathered much praise at the office for a lot of things, among them its great battery life. Well, its successor may be a different story, if the numbers posted on TENAA's website are correct.

The Chinese regulator has certified a Motorola device with XT1710-08 internal designation, which by the looks of it is none other than the Moto Z2 Play. There won't be much playing done on a single charge though, judging from the listed 2,820mAh battery capacity. The first-gen Moto Z Play had 3,510mAh worth of juice at its disposal, and initial rumors pointed towards a 3,000mAh power pack for the Moto Z2 Play, but it's not even getting that, apparently.

Now, we don't know what's at play here (if you'll forgive us the horrible pun) - Motorola may have more MotoMod batteries planned for this year, and it could be trying to appeal to a more fashion-obsessed audience with the Moto Z2 Play's 5.99mm thickness - yes, that rumor checks out.

Anyway, the Moto Z2 Play is built around a 5.5-inch FullHD AMOLED display, just like the old model. The chipset isn't specified in the listing, as usual, but the 2.2GHz octa-core CPU lines up perfectly with the Snapdragon 626 - a minor upgrade over the frugal S625 in last year's model. RAM is listed at 4GB, while storage is 64GB.

The primary camera is a 12MP unit (down from 16MP), TENAA writes, and we're inclined to speculate it's the same 12MP f/1.7 setup found on the Moto G5 Plus. On the front is a 5MP shooter, unchanged from the Z Play.

A date on a render suggested a June 8 announcement, and the certification certainly gives credibility to that. Let's wait and see.

Source (in Chinese) | Via


Reader comments

  • TOM

yeah, lessen the battery more so people will have no choice but to buy a mod with added battery feature

  • Anonymous

without a 5.7" option I'll pass on the entire moto lineup for 2017, i'll look to Nokia or Pixel....

  • Johnmc

I have a moto in the drawer, whats the good of it if you can only get (if your lucky) 14 hours battery life

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