Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Mobile

Moto G4 Play with Snapdragon 410 soc announced

Days after launching the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, Motorola, Lenovo’s recently acquired smartphone maker, has announced the arrival of the Moto G4 Play.

The Moto G4 Play, aka Moto G Play, is a 4th generation smartphone like its siblings but bears several features which make it a bit different. The smartphone has a different screen size and engine specs as well, although several other attributes are the same.

Moto G4 Play- Specs and features

The Moto G4 Play has a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) screen with a pixel density of 294ppi. It measures 144.4x72x8.95-9.9 mm and weighs 137g as well. This is further supplemented with a water resistant nano coating.

The smartphone is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz paired with 2GB of RAM and the Adreno 306 GPU. It packs 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.

Furthermore, the Moto G4 Play supports dual SIMs and runs near stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.  It sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. The rear camera comes with features such as tap anywhere to capture, burst mode, auto HDR, panorama, drag to focus & exposure. It can also record full-HD videos at 30 fps.

The front camera is pretty okay as well. It is a 5-megapixel snapper and has a flash too so one can take selfies in not so bright areas.

The Moto G4 Play comes with GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, and Micro-USB connectivity options. It packs an accelerometer, proximity sensor, and ambient light sensor.  It ships with a 2800mAh battery which is touted to offer a full day service. It is also compatible with a 10W rapid charger which is sold separately.

Motorola Moto g4 play - naijatechguide

Pricing and availability

The Moto G4 Play noticeably was listed on Motorola’s US website. Its pricing details haven’t been announced yet but it’s predicted to cost around $177. As per availability, the Moto G4 Play will be on ground in mid-summer, according to the firm.

The handset will come in Black and White colours.