Lenovo has confirmed that the successor to the Moto Z Play will be a downgrade in the battery life department, packing a smaller 3,000mAh capacity battery inside. The battery capacity was revealed by Lenovo in a reply to a query regarding the Moto Z2 Play’s battery on its official Twitter page.
The Moto Z Play features a 3,510mAh capacity battery inside, which allows it to deliver fantastic battery stamina for a mid-range smartphone. Unfortunately, it is now pretty much confirmed that the Moto Z2 Play isn’t going to deliver similar battery stamina.
@AnbhuleAnant Hi Anant. Moto Z2 Play has Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery. Auxen_Lenovo
— Lenovo (@lenovo) May 20, 2017
As far as the rest of the hardware goes, the Moto Z2 Play will be a decent upgrade over the Moto Z Play. The upcoming smartphone was certified by China’s TENAA this past weekend, confirming all the key hardware specifications of the handset. It will sport a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 1080p resolution, giving it a pixel density of 403 pixels per inch. The Z2 Play is going to be powered by Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 626 chipset, which happens to be a slight upgrade over the Snapdragon 625 chip powering the Moto Z Play. In terms of memory, the smartphone is listed to include 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. The rear camera at the back is a 12MP unit, likely the same one used in the Moto G5 Plus. On the front will be a 5MP snapper for selfies and video calls.
Motorola is expected to announce the Moto Z2 Play and the Moto Z2 Force smartphones at an event on June 8th.