Back in July when Motorola announced three new variants of the next-generation Moto X family – the Style, Pure and Play, I betted upon the Moto X Play would be the company’s first choice for the Indian market and as expectedly the company launched the Play in India today which augurs well for the price-sensitive market here.
The Play comes in two storage variants – the 16GB is priced at Rs 18,499 and the 32GB at Rs 19,999. Both the variants will go on sale exclusively via Flipkart at midnight along with a bunch of launch day offers.
Motorola Moto X Play specifications
The Moto X Play features a 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) display with a pixel density of 403ppi, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It’s powered by a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, paired with Adreno 405 GPU, and 2GB of RAM. As mentioned earlier, there is a 16GB and 32GB storage variants and also a expandable memory slot that can accomodate up to 128GB. On the software side it runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop providing close to stock android experiences with few Moto touches.
On the photography front, the smartphone features a 21-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual-CCT flash, Phase Detect Auto-Focus (PDAF), and 1080p video recording capabilities. Up front is a 5-megapixel selfie camera.
The Play also gets a water-repellent nano coating that makes the smartphone with a IP52 certifiication. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, LTE support, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/g/b/n (dual band), and NFC.
Moto X Play Launch day offers
If you are planning to buy the phone between September 15 an September 20, Motorola and Flipkart has announced bouquet of offers for early buyers. Flipkart is offering 100 percent cashback to 1,000 customers using Flipkart Ping, while others will be entitled to e-vouchers worth Rs 1,000, and free movie vouchers worth Rs 500 from BookMyShow.
Also lined up is offers from MakeMyTrip including, travel vouchers worth Rs 5,000, 55 percent off on Domestic Hotel bookings via the app (up to Rs 1,500), Rs 1,000 cashback on domestic flight booking via the app, holiday packages to Bangkok and Goa for two lucky customers, and a holiday package to Goa for two customers.