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The cheaper Moto Z Play promises to keep playing for longer

Lenovo has announced a Play variant for its Moto Z handset, which promises the largest battery the company has ever placed inside a phone.

The modular Moto Z Play features a 3510mAh battery offering up to 50-hours of battery life, which is significantly larger than the Moto Z’s 2600mAh cell.

There are some compromises though. The Moto Z Play features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor rather than the 820 in the original.

There’s also a 5.5-inch 1080p screen rather than the qHD panel Lenovo sent forth with other devices in the range.

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The compromises continue with the 3GB of RAM (rather than 4GB), while the 16-megapixel camera dumps the image optical stabilization tech featured in other models.

As such, this handset fits more into the mid-range and carries a $400/499 Euro price point. We’ll bring you confirmation of the UK price point as soon as it’s available.

Like the other handsets in the range, it also has compatibility with the Motomods modular accessories like the JBL speaker and additional battery pack.

Lenovo announced the latest addition to the Motomods line up on Wednesday with the long-rumored Hasselblad True Zoom camera module.

Related: Motomods: Another brilliant idea doomed to fail

Moto Z Play

This offers a rather juicy 10x optical zoom, but it’ll also cost a rather intimidating $300.

It clips right onto the back of the magnetic strip on the back of the Moto Z range, which benefits from being one of the slimmest premium handsets on the market.

We’ll have hands-on previews of both the handset and the Motomod shortly.

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