The Moto Z Play was an excellent midrange phone from Lenovo last year that actually ended up being my pick for 2016 phone of the year. For anyone else that really enjoyed the modular entry into the Moto Z line, you’ll be very pleased to know it’s definitely getting a second generation with just a few small tweaks. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it, right?
For better or worse, you could easily get the Moto Z2 Play confused with the original Moto Z Play. The design is the same and it looks like it’ll still support all of the same Moto Mods judging by the wireless pins and the camera placement. The home button is tweaked reshaped to look a little bit more like what we see on the Moto G5, but otherwise Lenovo doesn’t look like they’re planning on shaking things up much.
The Moto Z Play featured a very solid set of hardware that offered fantastic battery life, which hopefully carries forward to the Moto Z2 Play. I wouldn’t expect much of anything besides a processor upgrade, however; the original had 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage with a 1080p display.
The date on the phone says June 8th, which might be a big hint. We’ll find out in a few months.