The Moto Z Play is official, would you look at that! Yep, we have one and took it for a quick unboxing spin within the past few days. This phone will arrive on September 8 at a price of $408 or for as little as $17 per month at Verizon. You’ll notice I said “Verizon,” because this is another Big Red exclusive, if only temporarily.
What is the Moto Z Play? We have a full write-up here, but the basics are that it features solid specs for a budget phone, is very much a Moto Z, and works with all of the current Moto Mods, including the new Hasselblad True Zoom camera that you can learn about here and here.
I don’t mean to discount this device at all, but there isn’t a lot new here, since it is just a trimmed down (in the spec department) version of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. The only real differences are in the areas you expect to be different like processor, display, camera, and battery. Motorola doesn’t appear to have cut too many corners, though, so this could be a budget phone to keep an eye on.
For now, enjoy the unboxing!