When Motorola and Lenovo first announced the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, we were told the Force Droid variant would be a Verizon Wireless exclusive. This is still the case, but we did recently see an unlocked version of the Moto Z go up for pre-order in the United Kingdom last month and this month in the United States. This device still carriers its hefty $700 price tag for those in the US but thankfully there is an alternative for those who don’t really need a flagship smartphone right now.
The Moto Z Play is an upper mid-range smartphone with a $450 pre-order price right now in the United States. It comes with a 5.5″ 1080p Super AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, microSD card slot with a 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. It’s going to be hard for the Moto Z Play to compete with the likes of the Axon 7 and the OnePlus 3, but it is an option for those who prefer a Motorola smartphone.
Until now, Motorola had not announced a launch date for any of these devices within the country of India. Over the weekend though, the Moto India Twitter account confirmed at least one of these Moto Z devices would be launching next week. The teaser video doesn’t goes into specifics about whether they will be launching the Moto Z, Moto Z Play, or both of them on October 4th. We just get a video with a big Z on it as they highlight the JBL Moto Mod that will enhance the audio capabilities of the device.
We will find out exactly which device(s) Motorola will be launching in India, and we’ll also find out how much they will be charging for them. The Moto Z Play has been getting a lot of praise for its impressive battery life so far, so this could be a major selling point for the device.