Moto Z Play 3??

Discussion in 'Moto Z Play' started by TxDoc, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. TxDoc

    TxDoc Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    609
    Likes Received:
    179
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    TEXAS
    Ratings:
    +183
    Current Phone Model:
    XT1635-01
    May be true, or a hoax.
    ---------------------
    Moto Z3 & Moto Z3 Play
    [​IMG]


    Images Allegedly Show LG Canada's Warehouse Stocked With Thousands of Nexus 5 Devices | Droid Life[/URL]
    Images Allegedly Show LG Canada's Warehouse Stocked With Thousands of Nexus 5 Devices | Droid Life

    Details this time around are somewhat scarce, but you can see from the Moto Z3 Play image up top and the Moto Z3 image directly below, that Motorola is going with an all-display front on these phones, similar to the Moto X5. That’s an important step for Motorola, since they locked themselves into a similar shape by keeping the current crop of Moto Mods around for three years. In other words, this needed to happen if the Moto Z3 line was going to stay relevant. Information we’ve reviewed suggests 6″ FHD+ (18:9) displays in both phones. That may seem odd, but the roadmap for Motorola appears to include a third Moto Z3 device with a Snapdragon 845 that will arrive later on that could have a higher-res display.

    Neither phone has the X5’s iPhone X-like notch, but they do each include that bottom white software button that we’re assuming is for navigating the phone. As noted previously, Motorola has allowed phone owners to switch between on-screen navigation buttons and fingerprint reader-swipe style. This could be the modern software version of that.

    Speaking of the notch for a second, we’re getting the impression that Motorola and Lenovo are about to be fully invested in displays with iPhone-like notches. The next Moto G7, Moto E6, and Lenovo K9 lines all may rock the notch.

    We aren’t finding fingerprint readers on either phone, though. Like on the Moto X5, does that mean no fingerprint reader in place of something like facial recognition or has Motorola and Lenovo embedded them under the display?
     
    #1 TxDoc, Jan 16, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2018
    • Like Like x 2
  2. me just sayin

    me just sayin Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2017
    Messages:
    6,480
    Likes Received:
    4,563
    Trophy Points:
    1,778
    Location:
    35.7051° N, 89.9695° W
    Ratings:
    +4,701
    Current Phone Model:
    Note 8
    post said something about looking at an image. did someone forget something? :)
     
  3. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    14,064
    Likes Received:
    9,470
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +10,009
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Z2 Force
    We know the Z3 series is coming, so that fact is not a hoax. Whether that image is truly the new Z3 Play, or not, is hard to say. The first thing I noticed was no fingerprint sensor on the front. They can't place it on the back because of the Moto Mods. So either the pic is just an early rendition, or it's embedded with the display (I don't see Moto going with facial recognition only). I'm guessing this is an early "press render" type of pic, but the new Z3 will look a lot like this. I hope to see some new colors this year and am looking forward to the new "Intelligent Moto Experiences" since I plan on getting a Z3 this Summer (or Fall). Thanks for sharing @TxDoc !
     
    #3 Sajo, Jan 16, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2018
    • Like Like x 2
  4. hammerhead13

    hammerhead13 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,347
    Likes Received:
    568
    Trophy Points:
    268
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +657
    Current Phone Model:
    Samsung Galaxy Note8
    Unless they decide to use a integrated Fingerprint reader in Power Button. Looks larger Than previous ones.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    14,064
    Likes Received:
    9,470
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +10,009
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Z2 Force
    I kind of thought that also. Maybe it looks larger because they reduced the existing bezel so much? They can't change the basic size too much or the existing Mods might not work. I love my Z Force, and first time I have kept a phone longer than 1 year in a while, but am looking forward to a new Z3 later this year.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. TxDoc

    TxDoc Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    609
    Likes Received:
    179
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    TEXAS
    Ratings:
    +183
    Current Phone Model:
    XT1635-01
    I love my Moto Z Play. The battery, the added 128 GB from the SD chip , the fingerprint reader.
    I hope the Z3 battery won't go backwards. I do miss my wireless charging from my Moto droid turbo, though. I know you can add that mod, but the cases I prefer from Tech 21 won't fit.

    I think it's like when you build a shop. No matter how big you build it, later on you can use more. It seems like you always get more memory, but not more battery.

    Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    14,064
    Likes Received:
    9,470
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +10,009
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Z2 Force
    • Like Like x 1
  8. me just sayin

    me just sayin Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2017
    Messages:
    6,480
    Likes Received:
    4,563
    Trophy Points:
    1,778
    Location:
    35.7051° N, 89.9695° W
    Ratings:
    +4,701
    Current Phone Model:
    Note 8
    look like if you buy the unlocked version, you get a free battery mod.

    The Moto Z3 Play packs a bigger, better screen and full Mod support
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    14,064
    Likes Received:
    9,470
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +10,009
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Z2 Force
    Yep, I saw that earlier on their website. That's a good deal on the phone alone. But a free battery Mod is cool.

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. hammerhead13

    hammerhead13 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,347
    Likes Received:
    568
    Trophy Points:
    268
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +657
    Current Phone Model:
    Samsung Galaxy Note8
    3,000mAh Battery is a downgrade. They keep pushing 40hr battery life combined with Power Pack. I was getting better with my 1st Gen Moto Z Force. Still can get almost 2 days.
     
  11. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    14,064
    Likes Received:
    9,470
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +10,009
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Z2 Force
    It's the same battery as the Z2 Play. And the smaller battery in the Z2 combined with the newer chip gets excellent battery life. I don't consider the smaller size a "downgrade" after seeing how great the Z2 runs with that newer chip. It's just as good as the original Z Play in my opinion.

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. me just sayin

    me just sayin Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2017
    Messages:
    6,480
    Likes Received:
    4,563
    Trophy Points:
    1,778
    Location:
    35.7051° N, 89.9695° W
    Ratings:
    +4,701
    Current Phone Model:
    Note 8
    is it really a downgrade? with the new and more efficient cpu, you may not notice a difference.
     
    • Like Like x 1