Motorola allegedly working on an Android tablet

Posted May 07, 2017

Launched past year, Moto Z Play was probably the most popular of the three phones under the Moto Z lineup.

Fans of Lenovo's original Moto Z Play got a pleasant surprise last month when press photos of the successor - the Z2 Play - were leaked, showing off a clean device with a minimal design. It's mostly known for having a larger battery and a headphone jack, though it's also thicker and heavier than the Moto Z. And like most of the other Moto Z-branded modular devices, it has a relatively affordable price tag. In total the battery capacity will be 3,000 mAh, a figure that supposes a significant reduction compared to the 3,510 mAh that counted the previous model. Theoretically, this will affect the battery life, and according to the marketing material the Moto Z2 Play will feature 30 hours of active usage, down from 50 hours on the Moto Z Play. The device will also likely include an upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 626. The smartphone will have eight ARM Cortex A53 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz as well as an Adreno 506 GPU.

Otherwise, the Moto Z2 Play will sport similar specifications to the original Moto Z Play. We want to know if the brand can do something about the stagnant tablet market. Those interested in doing so can find the software by following the source link beneath this writing, though note that no one can guarantee that an anonymously uploaded security update for the Moto Z Play is legitimate and you'll be sideloading the software at your own risk. "We can expect the Moto Z2 Play to ship with a 5.5" Full HD Super AMOLED screen. To that end, gone is the 16-megapixel, f/2.0 module, replaced by a 12-megapixel, f/1.7 component featuring dual autofocus pixels. We were seriously impressed with the battery life of last year's Moto Z Play, so we're obviously not happy to find out that the Z2 Play might not be particularly awesome in this regard. The device is highly expected to be unveiled sometime in June, along with the Moto Z2 and the Moto Z2 Force.