Early CAD renders based on factory specifications show the Moto Z3 Play (opens in new tab) with an 18:9 screen and the Moto emblem on the back. What’s new is, that there isn’t any 3.5mm headphone jack. The render doesn’t show any cutout for the port along the top or the bottom of the device.
They’ve already removed the 3.5mm headphone ports for the Moto Z (opens in new tab) series, seems like they’re following suit with the Z Play variants. The headphone jack has been slowly disappearing since 2016. Some exits include the Google Pixel (opens in new tab) line-up, HTC U11 (opens in new tab) and the Xiaomi Mi 6 (opens in new tab) variants. Most recently, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 (opens in new tab), only around half of the flagship phone retained their headphone jack.
The Moto Z3 Play will even be 0.7mm thicker than last year’s with proportions of 156.4 x 76.47 x 6.65 mm.
Discovered by OnLeaks and KillerFeatures (opens in new tab), the renders of the new Moto smartphone show a dual rear camera and the magnetic connectors for Moto Mods (opens in new tab) along the bottom. The cameras are rumored to have a primary 12MP sensor and a secondary 8MP sensor.
There also seems to be a side-mounted fingerprint sensor instead of the usual home button on the right side along with the volume buttons. The power button remains on the left.
So far the rumors say that the Moto Z3 Play will run on the Snapdragon 636 (opens in new tab) chipset, have up to 6GB RAM and 64GB storage powered by a 3,000mAh battery.
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