Moto Z2 Play appears in leaked image with a familiar design

While the Moto Z2 has been heavily leaked, so far there hasn’t been any news of a Moto Z2 Play. At least, until now.

The successor to Motorola’s relatively affordable but still quite premium Moto Z Play has just been leaked in an image, by a “trusted source” of TechnoBuffalo, showing a phone that looks like a mix of the original Moto Z Play and the Moto G5.

Based on the image, the Moto Z2 Play has what appears to be a similarly slim design to the original Moto Z Play, along with a metal frame, a circular camera bump and a connector for attaching MotoMods.

However, the back looks like it’s probably metal rather than the glass we got on the original Moto Z Play, and the home button is now slightly more rounded, like it is on the Moto G5.

The source adds that the home button has a fingerprint scanner built in, with support for swiping gestures, which again, is like the Moto G5.

Credit: TechnoBuffalo

Credit: TechnoBuffalo

A month and a half away

You can also see that there’s a front-facing flash, and the screen says June 8, suggesting that’s when the Moto Z2 Play will launch, likely alongside the Moto Z2 and possibly the Moto X (2017).

While the image generally looks believable it’s odd that there’s only a single lens on the rear camera, when leaked images of both the higher-end Moto Z2 and the presumably lower-end Moto X (2017) show them with dual-lens cameras.

So we’d take this with a pinch of salt, but if the Moto Z2 Play really is in the works, and really is coming as soon as June, there could soon be a lot of new Motorola handsets to choose from.

James Rogerson

James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to, and and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.