Moto Z Play announced alongside Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod

Moto Z Play Smartphone launched at IFA 2016 at $499

Motorola is about to launch its Moto G4 Play smartphone in India. One key difference, however, is that the Moto Z Play is believed to still have a 3.5 mm headphone jack, resulting in a thicker profile. However, there are also reports saying that Moto X 2016 might get launched alongside the highly anticipated Moto Z Play. Lenovo has also announced a new Moto Mod manufactured by Hasselblad along with the smartphone.

The Mod features physical shutter and zoom controls, and a Xenon flash. The phone has been announced at $499 (approx Rs 33,500).

Moreover, the said new Motorola Moto M will have a 3000 mAh battery and will have the usual LTE capacity, a dual card stand-by and an Android 7.0 Nougat for its operating system. Using the Super Zoom Mod, users can capture photos with 10x optical zoom. Moto Z is a semi-modular series from the Chinese company and has various Mods that can be strapped onto the back of the phone for beefed up functionality. The sale of Moto G4 Play begins from September 6th in India.

Motorola claims that the phone will last for 50 hours of “mixed” usage, while TurboPower fast charging gives nine hours of power from 15 minutes of charging. The New Moto E3 smartphone sports an 8-megapixel Primary autofocus rear camera with a LED flashlight, that can record 1080p video at 30fps. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. The unlocked GSM Moto Z will be priced at $699.99, while the unlocked Moto Z Play will be $449.99. The mod will be available globally starting in September at around $299.

The Hasselblad True Zoom will retail for $249.99 through Verizon when it goes up for pre-order on September 8. The poster promotes some fantastic features of the phone citing the 36-hour (standby) battery life alongside Moto Mods (speaker and camera Mods).