Motorola Moto Z3 Play may launch in India next week

While the Motorola Moto Z3 Play hasn’t been officially released anywhere yet, Motorola announced it earlier this month. This came after a number of exclusive leaks here at XDA, including rumored specifications and leaked photographs of the device. For those of you in India looking forward to the device, we have some good news. 91mobiles reports that the Motorola Moto Z3 Play may be launching in India next week. While there is no official pricing information for the Indian launch, we expect it to cost around Rs 40,000 if going by conversions from Brazilian reals.

The Moto Z3 Play is another phone from Motorola which supports the entire suite of Moto Mods released for the series of devices. Motorola has committed to sticking with them, and so far they are. You can get a number of great add-ons for your phone including a battery mod, speaker mod with Amazon Alexa, and a camera mod. If you need a refresher of the device’s specifications, you can check that out below.

Specs Moto Z3 Play
OS Android 8.1
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor
Octa-core Kryo 260, 1.8GHz GHz
14nm process
GPU Adreno 509 GPU, 850 MHz
Screen 6-inch, 18:9, 2160×1080, AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 3
Storage 32/64/128GB, microSD up to 2TB
Rear Camera 12MP, Dual Autofocus Pixel
phase-detect, laser autofocus
1.4-micron pixels
f/1.7 lens
Dual LED flash
Secondary Rear Camera 5MP
Video 720p (120fps), 1080p, 4K (30fps)
Front Camera 8MP
1.12-micron pixels
f/2.0 wide-angle lens
Connectivity USB-C (no headphone jack)
Moto Mods Support All existing and future mods
Water resistance “Water-repellent” coating
Battery 3000mAh
TurboPower charger (8 hours battery in 15 min)
Colors Deep Indigo
Size 76.5 x 156.5 x 6.75 mm, 156g
Extras Fingerprint scanner, Moto Display, Voice, Actions, Face Unlock
Network LTE: B1 (2100), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B7 (2600), B28 (700 APT)
UMTS: B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B5 (850), B8 (900)
GSM: B2 (1900), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B8 (900)

Sure it’s a phone with some great specifications, but is it worth the price? At Rs 40,000, there are more powerful devices at a much lower cost. Even the OnePlus 6 with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor starts at Rs 34,999 (~$513). We do get some cool camera features with the Moto Z3 Play, like Google Lens support in the stock camera app, but the OnePlus 6 has already got that too.

In the US, the Moto Z3 Play will retail at $499 and will come with an included Moto Power Pack Mod which retails at $49.99. It’s unknown at this time whether that will be included in this device’s Indian launch, but if it maintains its high price then it isn’t unlikely. With other competitors like Xiaomi and OnePlus in the region, we’ll have to see how the Motorola Moto Z3 fares against them.