Case Renders Suggest a Side-Mounted Fingerprint Sensor for the Moto Z3 Play

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Motorola is all set to announce the Moto G6 lineup of smartphones today in Brazil, but some new case renders of the Moto Z3 lineup has surfaced online today revealing the design of the smartphone. A case maker going by moniker Poetic cases today revealed a few renders of the Moto Z3 Play, which is expected to go official in the next couple of months. As you can clearly see in the case renders, the Moto Z3 Play, as it was rumoured earlier will feature a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, instead of a rear mounted or a front-facing one. The Moto Z3 is also expected to feature the same side-mounted fingerprint scanner, along with the Moto X5. However, it was reported that Motorola has cancelled the Moto X5 smartphone in order to concentrate on the Moto E, Moto G and Moto Z lineup of smartphones.


Coming to today's case renders of the Moto Z3 Play, they revealed the design of the phone. The front of the phone will be dominated by an 18:9 display, of which the size is unknown at the moment. Below the display, we have the Motorola branding. The Moto G6 series is expected to have the front-mounted fingerprint scanner along with the Motorola branding. The Moto Z3 Play's fingerprint scanner is placed on the right side, which you can clearly see in the render, but it seems like the biometric sensor will not act as the power button. Instead, the power button is moved to the left side, which again is clearly visible in the renders.

To the bottom of the phone, we get a USB Type-C port, and to the back, we have a dual camera setup along with a dual-tone LED flash. So finally Motorola is adding dual cameras to the Play smartphones. The cases have completely covered the device, but the Moto Z3 Play will surely be a modular smartphone with support for Moto Mods. That said, it's rumoured that the existing Moto Mods will not be compatible with the Moto Z3 lineup, as confirmed by Motorola while launching the first Moto Z device.

The Moto Z3 Play, like its predecessor, Moto Z2 Play is expected to be a thinner smartphone with smaller battery capacity.

Motorola is having a clear idea of its 2018 lineup of smartphones. The Moto E5 series is said to have rear-mounted fingerprint scanners, followed by the Moto G6 lineup with front-facing scanners. And lastly, the Moto Z3 devices are claimed to have a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Rest of the specifications of the Moto Z3 Play include the Snapdragon 636 SoC with up to 6GB of RAM, a 6.1-inch display which we're not sure yet and a 3000mAh battery. The launch date of the smartphone is unknown, but it's expected to come during the first week of June or at the end of May 2018.

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