Recently, we’ve informed you that the Moto X Play was spotted on benchmarking website GFXbench running on Android Nougat (version 7.1). Now, it seems that Moto Z Play, which came preinstalled with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, will receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update soon, as it gained Wi-Fi certification.
Nougat is already rolling out to other Motorola devices such as Moto G4, G4 Plus, Moto Z, and Z Force.
The Moto Z Play has weaker specs than the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, but it’s still better than many mid-rangers available in the market. The device is compatible with the Moto Mod accessories and its design is similar to that of the Moto Z, being splash and dust resistant and having a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen that supports a Full HD resolution. The device is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor that’s coupled with an Adreno 506 GPU and 3GB of RAM.
The internal memory has a capacity of 32GB, but it’s expandable with a microSD card, the primary camera supports a resolution of 16MP and it offers features such as phase detection and laser autofocus, and dual-LED (dual tone) flash, while the front camera is 5MP and you can take pictures in low light conditions thanks to the LED flash. The battery is very big, supporting a capacity of 3510 mAh.
Well, this device will soon receive the Android 7.0 Nougat, as the variant that comes with this OS pre-installed was just certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance. The image revealing the Moto Z Play under the model number XT1635-02 running on Android 7.0 Nougat specifies only that the device supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi frequencies.
We don’t known when the update will roll out to this model, but we’re pretty sure that it will happen soon.
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