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Motorola imports Moto X Play for testing in India, likely to launch soon

Motorola announced only the new Moto G 3rd Gen in India on July 28, however, unveiled both Moto X Play and Moto X Style in different parts of the world.


The Moto G 3rd Gen went on sale from July 29 midnight itself but those two smartphones did not launch yet. However, that could change soon as the Moto X Play has been imported for testing purpose in India.

A Zauba listing points out that 40 units of the Black and 40 units of the White variant have been imported to Bangalore from China on August 21. Pricing of each unit has a value of Rs 22,228 (US $332 approximately). It is surely not the final retail price as factors like taxes and import duties has to accounted into the final pricing. As Motorola India has imported units for testing purpose, we are expecting the company to launch the Moto X Play in India soon. As a matter of fact, it goes on sale in UK tomorrow and is already selling in Canada now, priced starting around $300.


Motorola Moto X Play Specifications

The Motorola Moto X Play features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (4 x 1.1 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.7 Cortex A53) 64-bit processor along with Adreno 405 GPU. It comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 / 32 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card. It runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box. It comes with Moto Display, Moto Voice, Moto Assist and Moto Actions features on top of stock Android, to enhance the experience.

The smartphone rocks a 21 megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture. It can shoot 1080p Full HD videos. On the front, there is a 5 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. It has a water-repellent coating but isn’t water-resistant like the new Moto G 3rd Gen. It is 8.9 – 10.9 mm (curve) thick and weighs 169 grams.

On the connectivity front, it comes with 4G LTE, 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS. It packs in a 3,630 mAh battery under the hood, which promises up to 48 hours of battery life with mixed usage. It supports quick charging and comes bundled with the Motorola TurboPower 25 Charger.

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