Moto X Play with 21MP camera and Snapdragon 615 announced

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Motorola is going the aggressive way to strengthen its mid-range offerings. Motorola has just announced a new smartphone called the Moto X Play which will retail for around the $279 (roughly Rs 17,000) mark which is expected to give a major chunk of mid-range smartphones a run for their money. The Moto X Play comes with a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and boots Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.


It has a 21-megapixel camera at the rear with a dual-tone LED flash which is expected to be the best-in-class. There’s a 5-megapixel front camera joining it in. A Snapdragon 615 chipset ticks under the hood. Its battery is one of the better things about it. It has a 3,630mAh battery which is better than a major chunk of the flagships out there and it promises 48 hours of mixed usage. Motorola is further bundling a TurboPower  25 charger that promise a charge for running the device for 10 hours within 15 minutes. Here’s a look at its specifications:

Moto X Play specifications

  • 5.5-inch display, 1920 x 1080 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset, 1.1GHz quad-core + 1.7GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 405 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB)
  • 21-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11a/g/b/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS
  • 3,630 mAh battery

It will come to us in August or early September as Motorola plans on commencing its roll-out in 55 countries in August. It will come in black and white colours with a wide array of replaceable rear shells.

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