As we reported earlier, the Moto X Play has been launched in India, and here is all you need to know about it.
The Moto X Play was launched by Carl Steen, the Driector, Product Management at Motorola Mobility.
The phone sports a 5.5-inch Full HD Display, which has a nano coating to make it dust proof and water repellent, while the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 makes it scratch proof. The X Play is powered by a 1.7 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, with Adreno 405 @550MHz GPU, and 2GB DDR3 RAM. The Moto X Play is the first Moto device with an octa-core processor.
The Moto X Play runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with Moto Enhancements: Assist, actions, Voice and Display. The device sports a 21 Megapixel camera with Dual LED with CCT Flash, Rapid focus – Phase Detect AutoFocus, Blue filter lens coating, f/2.0 aperture. It uses a flagship material Sony IMX 230 sensor which is capable of recording 1080p videos, auto HDR and many more. The selfie lens is a 5 megapixel front camera. The cameras support a Moto gesture called Quick Capture, which allows you to shoot a photo quickly. Flick your wrist to launch the camera app and repeat to capture a picture.
The phone comes in two storage variants: 16/32GB and supports up to 128GB of expandable memory via microSD Card. The phone supports Dual SIM cards with 4G LTE on both cards. The phone comes with intelligent calling which learns which SIM you use to call your contacts.
The selling point of the phone is the massive 3,630 mAh battery, which is touted to deliver upto 30 hours of usage, and supports TurboPower Charging.
Here is the official video commercial for the phone:
The Moto X Play has been priced at Rs. 18,499 for the 16GB variant. The phone will be available from midnight today, at Flipkart.
There are a few launch offers as well, valid for purchases made during the first 5 days, i.e, September 15 to 20th.
Motorola also announced that it has begun manufacturing its phones at Chennai with its partners. This makes Motorola the latest to join in the “Make in India” campaign as well. The plant has the capacity to produce 6 million units per year. The Moto E is already being manufactured there, and the Moto G and Moto X will soon be manufactured at the plant.
Motorola now has 160 service centers, 40 exclusive centers in India. Moto Care on Wheels which was previously only available in Delhi NCR, is now rolling out at Bangalore and Mumbai.
Embarrassingly for Motorola, the Moto X Play didn’t respond well to voice commands which were being demoed on the stage. That could be attributed to the venue of the launch event which could have been noisy.