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Motorola Moto X Play now on pre-order, on sale in UK from August 25

The Moto X Play was announced by Motorola couple of days ago, along with other smartphones. However, we did not know about its pricing. Thanks to online retailer Clove UK, we know the pricing and launch date as well.


An Online retailer, Clove UK has started taking pre-orders of the Motorola Moto X Play. The retailer has also announced that the smartphone will go on sale from August 25 in the UK.

The Motorola Moto X Play 16GB variant has been priced at 265 GBP (US $414 / INR Rs 26,450 approximately) – including VAT and 220 GBP (US $344 / INR Rs 21,950 approximately) – excluding VAT. We do not have any details about the availability and pricing of the 32GB variant. It will be selling in 55 countries including Europe, Latin America and Canada from August, as announced at the event itself. Also, expected to roll out in Asia later this year.


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 Moto X Play 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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