The new device looks pretty similar to its predecessor, with the same 5.5" FHD AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass and a now rounded, front chin-mounted fingerprint scanner that's reminiscent of many 2017 phones. It is noticeably thinner, however, by a full millimeter. The reason for that is a smaller battery, 3000 mAh compared to the 3510 mAh unit in the first generation model. That will no doubt lead to shorter battery life, but hopefully not by too much. The Z2 Play features a mid-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor, an Adreno 506 GPU, and will ship with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. There are two choices featuring different memory and storage options, 3GB RAM with 32GB storage or 4GB Ram with 64GB storage, and there's also a MicroSD card for expansion.
Unlike the more expensive Moto Z, the Z2 Play retains the headphone jack. For imaging, it's got the same front-facing snapper as the original with a 5MP sensor, but the rear module is now a 12MP lens with a ƒ/1.7 aperture and dual autofocus. It's a similar setup to the budget Moto G5, so it'll be interesting to see if it performs more admirably here. Rounding out the spec sheet is a splash and dust resistant coasting (no IP rating mentioned) and all the usual sensors and connectivity.