14 March 2019
It is time for a new Motorola leak but it is not about the upcoming Moto G7 series. It is the Moto Z4 Play, the newest entrant in the Moto Z Play series of budget mid-range smartphones. The leak has been shared by the reliable tipster @OnLeaks in collaboration with an online publication CompareRaja.
Starting with the design, the alleged Moto Z4 Play looks quite similar to last year's Moto Z3 Play. The major design is on the front panel where one can see even slimmer bezels than the previous release. It has a waterdrop-styled notch at the top and no Motorola branding on the bottom bezel. If true, this will make it the first Motorola smartphone with a waterdrop notch.
On the back panel, there is a single rear camera as compared to the dual camera setup available on the Z3 Play. It has the iconic Motorola batwing logo followed by Moto Mod connector pins at the bottom. It is interesting to see Motorola continuing to support Moto Mods, especially because of the previous promise of supporting it only for three years. It seems like the team still has some faith in the concept and wants to give it a shot for a little longer.
One interesting thing to notice in Moto Z4 Play renders is that there is no fingerprint scanner. Last year, Motorola opted for a side-mounted fingerprint scanner but even that is missing in the renders. This suggests that the team is either going for in-display fingerprint scanner or ditching it completely.
In terms of specifications, the Moto Z4 Play is said to sport a 6.2-inch display. The dimensions are expected to measure 158 x 75 x 7.25 mm which are more or less same as the Z3 Play. It is reported to feature a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack which is undoubtedly a good thing.