Moto G4 Play, the more budget friendly version of the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus has been launched in India today on Amazon India at Rs 8,999. The smartphone will go on sale from 10PM and Amazon India already has a landing page announcing the upcoming sale today, and the Moto India Twitter account has also confirmed the same on the social networking site. Users will have to register to buy the phone on Amazon India website.
Moto G4 Play was spotted on Zauba (an import and export tracking website) in July with device name Moto XT 1607 being imported from the US. The price per unit was Rs 6,804, according to the data on the website. However, the final price of the Moto G4 Play has not yet been confirmed.
The Moto G4 Play launch is interesting because Motorola has also confirmed the Moto E 3rd gen will be coming to India on September 19 most likely. Motorola has also promised the new Moto Z series will be launching here as well, and it could take place soon.
In terms of specifications, Moto G4 Play has a 5-inch full HD display, smaller compared to the 5.5-inch full HD displays of the the Moto G4 and G4 Plus. Moto G4 Play has a Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor, Adreno 306 GPU, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage (expandable to 128GB via microSD). It comes with an eight megapixel rear camera and five megapixel front camera. The front camera supports Display Flash It runs the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS and has a 2800 mAh battery.
This one has a water repellent nano-coating, supports 4G, Bluetooth version 4.1 LE and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz).
The Moto G4 Play’s pricing puts it in the budget category, a place traditionally held by the Moto E, although even the latter is expected to come to India, It will be interesting to see how these two phones are pricing. Lenovo-owned Motorola has already confirmed, the Moto Z series in India will be a more premium offering, though the newly introduced Moto Z Play is expected to be a more budget offering.