Motorola Moto Z series phones
Motorola Moto Z series phonesMotorola Official Blog (part of press kit)

Last month, Lenovo-owned Moto (formerly known as Motorola), confirmed to host an event in India to launch the flagship phone on October 4.

Previously, it was believed that only the Moto Z would be unveiled. Now, the company's new teaser has confirmed that it will be releasing another phone- Moto Z Play, a low-end version of the marquee phone as well. Moto India will be streaming the launch event at 12:00 pm noon on Tuesday.

The original Moto Z features military aircraft-grade aluminium cover with water resistant nano-coating on the back and stainless steel-based frame around the edges. On the front, it sports a 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass Shield.

It comes packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS, 4GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, a 13MP primary camera, a 5MP front snapper and a 2600mAh battery.

On the other hand, Moto Z Play sports a 5.5-inch full HD super AMOLED screen with finger print sensor at the bottom and comes with blend of metal and glass body having aluminum frame around the edges and glass cover on the back.

Under the hood, it houses 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core with Motorola Mobile Computing System backed by 3GB LPDDR3 RAM, 32GB inbuilt storage, 16MP primary camera and a 5MP snapper on the front.

The key aspect of Moto Z Play is its battery. It comes packed with a massive 3,510mAh cell, which is capable of keeping the phone running for close to 50 hours under mixed –usage and it also boasts TurboCharge feature, where-in 15 minutes of charging is enough power the phone for up to 9 hours.

In addition to Moto Z and Z Play, the company is also expected to launch photography-centric Moto Mod accessory Hasselblad True Zoom. It boasts of 10x Optical Zoom and a Xenon flash and also allows users to shoot in RAW format and manually control shutter and zoom.

Other Moto Mods accessories, which are coming to Indian market include- battery packs, 'SoundBoost' with JBL speaker and a kickstand, and a pico projector.

Watch this space for more updates.

Key specifications of Moto Z and Z Play:

Models Moto Z Moto Z Play
Display 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560x1440p) AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass shield
  • Pixel density 535 ppi (pixels per inch)
5.5-inch super AMOLED full HD (1920x1080p) display
  • Pixel density: 403 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor Quad-core CPU + Motorola Mobile Computing System, including Natural Language Processor and Contextual Computing Processor 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core CPU with Motorola Mobile Computing System + Natural Language Processor + Contextual Computing Processor
GPU Adreno 530 GPU Adreno 506 GPU
Storage 32GB/64GB (UFS), expandable up to 2TB 32GB, expandable up to 2TB
  • Main: 13MP with Æ’/1.8 aperture, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Laser Autofocus, Zero Shutter Lag, Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) flash with dual LEDs,1.12um pixel,, Professional mode, Quick Capture, Best Shot, Scan barcodes, QR codes and Business cards, Google Photos integration with free original file size backup for two years, Shutter button or tap anywhere to capture, 8X digital zoom, Burst mode, Night mode, Auto HDR, Closed loop processing
  • Panorama, Tap to focus & exposure, Video Stabilization, 1080p HD video (60 fps), 4K video (30 fps), Slow Motion video, Video HDR (1080p and 4K)
  • Front: 5 MP with Æ’/2.2 aperture, Wide-Angle lens,Flash, 1.4um big pixel for better low light, Auto Night mode, Beautification software, Professional mode
  • Main: 16MP camera with Laser auto-focus, Phase detection autofocus (PDAF), Æ’ / 2.0 aperture, 1.3um pixel size, Zero Shutter Lag, Color balancing dual LED flash, Professional Mode, Quick Capture, Best Shot
  • Tap (anywhere) to capture, 4X digital zoom, Burst mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Drag to focus & exposure, Video Stabilization, 720p (120fps), 1080p (30fps), 4K (30fps) and Slow Motion video
  • Front: 5MP camera withWide-Angle 85-degree lens, Æ’ / 2.2 aperture, Flash, Auto Night mode, Beautification software and Professional mode
Battery 2600 mAh;
  • Mixed usage up to 30 hours
  • TurboPower technology, which can charge up to 8 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging
3510 mAh;
  • Mixed usage up to 50 hours
  • TurboPower for up to 9 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging
Network 4G-LTE (Cat. 9) 4G-LTE
Add-ons Water repellent nano coating, fingerprint reader, Bluetooth v4.1 LE, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz+5GHz with MIMO), USB Type-C port, NFC (Near Field Communication), A-GPS, 4 mics, Fingerprint sensor, water-repellant nano-coating, Single Nano-SIM/Dual-SIM slots in select markets, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n; dual-band: 2.4GHz + 5GHz), Type C USB port, NFC (Near Field Communication), A-GPS, Front-ported earpiece, loudspeaker and 3 Mics
Dimensions 153.3 x 75.3 x 5.19 mm 156.4 x 76.4 x 6.99 mm
Weight 136g 165g