Moto Z2 Play to sacrifice battery life for slimmer body

Moto Z2 Play Leak

Motorola’s upcoming Moto Z2 Play has gotten leaked in an extensive report detailing what to expect when the phone comes out at some point this year. In bad news for fans of the original, the sequel is apparently going to sacrifice battery life for a slimmer frame.

The first Moto Z Play was heavily promoted as a workhorse which could last for up to 50 hours thanks to its sizable 3510mAh battery. This legacy may not continue with the Moto Z2 Play since the device is supposedly going to feature a 3000mAh unit that will last for up to 30 hours.

That’s a big reduction, roughly going from 2 days worth of battery life to little more than a day. Motorola’s main reason for doing so appears to be aesthetics. The Moto Z Play was a tad thicker and heavier than its fellow Z series brethren at 6.99mm and 165g, respectively.

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The Moto Z2 Play is going to slim down to 5.99mm and 145g. This reduction still isn’t enough to match the Moto Z’s 5.19mm frame, but is very close. Other than the weight loss, the company isn’t expected to introduce massive changes in the specs department.

As per marketing material obtained by VentureBeat, Motorola’s going to bless the phone with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, Moto Mods support, a 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 626 processor, an Adreno 506 GPU, 64GB of ROM, 4GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED 1080p screen, a 12MP dual autofocus pixels rear camera, and a 5MP selfie snapper.

The Moto Z2 Play is set to be sold in Lunar Gray and Fine Gold color options. It’ll probably be among the first to be launched as part of Motorola’s 2017 lineup, perhaps alongside the Moto Z2 and Moto Z2 Force.