Expect to see the Moto Z2 Play lose some weight (and battery life)

In a move that will undoubtedly infuriate many, many people, Lenovo is planning to make some changes to the Moto Z2 Play that will hamper one of the best parts of the original: its fantastic battery life.

Yep, someone at Lenovo thought that the Moto Z Play was a little too thick (it wasn’t) and that it needed to trim some of that weight in favor of reducing battery life. So, for its successor this year, you can expect a slimmer phone with a 3,000mAh battery instead of the 3,510mAh from the first iteration. That’s a 20% decrease, which is nothing to sneeze at.

The Moto Z2 Play is rumored to launch with a 6mm body and weighing only 145 grams, which is 1mm thinner and 20 grams lighter.

With that being said, battery size isn’t the only thing changing with the Z2 Play. The phone will pretty much look the same and keep its 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED display in order to retain compatibility with Moto Mods, but the internals are getting a few upgrades. The processor is bumped to a Snapdragon 626 from the SD 625, and you can expect the Z2 Play to launch in a 4GB/64GB combination for RAM and storage.

Overall, theMoto  Z2 Play is shaping up to be a very modest upgrade from the Moto Z Play, but that battery life decrease might have an impact on some people that liked the original for its endurance. We’ll just have to see if the slightly newer Snapdragon CPU can offset that with some efficiency.

source: Venture Beat


About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo's Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.