Motorola has made it known on its social media channels that the Moto G4 Play will be launched in India on the 6th of September. The Moto G4 Play is the third device in the Moto G4 series that was announced earlier this year in May.
The Moto G4 Play was announced shortly after the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus were announced in May. The Moto G4 Play is a budget android device and is expected to be the least expensive device in the Moto G series of smartphones.
— Moto India (@Moto_IND) August 29, 2016
Moto G4 Play Specifications
Display & Design
The Moto G4 Play is the smallest among its siblings, featuring a 5-inch HD display with a pixel resolution of 1280 * 720 to give you true representation of images and icons on the screen.
The Moto G4 Play is designed for ease of use, featuring a curved back and rounded edges. It looks like a smaller version of the Moto G4, which it actually is.
Memory & Performance
The Moto G4 Play gives you a deviation from the normal in terms of processor speed. It is powered by a Quad-core 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor with a speed of 1.4GHz.
Its processing abilities are further extended by an Adreno 306 GPU which takes the burden of graphics processing off the Snapdragon processor.
Despite the fact that it is a budget device, the Moto G4 Play does not disappoint in terms of storage. It comes with 2GB of RAM capacity and 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB via a micro SD card.
You may not be expecting much from the Moto G4 Play in terms of battery life, but the smartphone surprises us by packing a 2,800mAh battery with Motorola's fast-charge mechanism Quick Charge capabilities.
The Moto G4 Play supports 4G LTE network connectivity for super-fast uploading and downloading of files to and fro the internet. It also comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n for fast wireless internet surfing, fast transfer of files with Bluetooth 4.1 LE, and accurate location determination with GPS.
The phone comes with a dual SIM slot which gives access to the network goodies it has to offer, and a micro SD slot for internal storage expansion. The phone also supports FM Radio.
The Moto G4 Play sports an 8-megapixels camera unit at the back, and a 5-megapixels camera unit at the front. The rear camera uses lens with a f/2.2 aperture, is equipped with a LED flash for low-light shooting and is capable of recording videos at a Full HD resolution.
The front camera uses lenses with the same aperture width of the rear camera, but is not similarly equipped with a LED flash like its vertically opposite partner.
Software and Hardware
The Moto G4 Play runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with few UI tweaks and customisation by Motorola.
Moto G4 Play Specifications (Summary)
- 5-inch HD IPS display with pixel resolution of 1280 * 720.
- Weight - 137g.
- Dimensions - 144.4 * 72 * 9.9mm.
- Quad-core 64-bit Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 processor with 1.4GHz speed.
- Adreno 306 GPU.
- 2GB RAM.
- 16GB ROM, expandable up to 128GB with micro SD.
- 8MP Rear Camera.
- f/2.2 aperture.
- LED Flash.
- Video Recording at 1080p resolution.
- 5MP Front Camera with f/2.2 aperture.
- 2,800mAh Battery with Motorola Quick Charge.
- Dual-SIM slot.
- 4G LTE Network connectivity.
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS & FM Radio.
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Moto G4 Play Price in Nigeria, Kenya and India
The Moto G4 Play is already on sale in Canada and will be going on sale in India on the 6th of September. Though the price has not been officially confirmed, Motorola has indeed mentioned that the Moto G4 Play would be the most affordable device in the Moto F series, and since the Moto G2 is the cheapest at Rs.8,999, it is being speculated that the Moto G4 Play will be launched at a price not more than Rs. 8,000 in India.
The Moto G4 Play will be available in White and Black color variants and is expected to cost around N35,000 in Nigeria and KES 12,088 in Kenya, when it becomes available in those countries.
Remember, the launch date for the Moto G4 Play in India is September 6th.