Moto Z2 Play battery shrinks

The dudes over at Venturebeat have dropped a leaked spec list for the upcoming Moto Z2 Play and it looks as if just as soon as you home manufacturers are taking note that people what bigger batteries, the size decreases, ala the S8. Elsewhere, on paper, this looks to be good improvement all around, however, Lenovo has decided to shrink the battery to make the phone slimmer.

Last year’s 3,510mAh battery is replaced with a 3,000mAh battery, slimming the 7mm body down by one millimetre and 20 grammes at the expense of battery life. Though some might like this decision, 7mm was already reasonably thin and battery life is as important as ever.

Other spec upgrades include the jump from a Snapdragon 625 to a 626, 4GB of RAM rather than 3GB, 64GB of internal memory rather than 32GB, and the same display at 5.5 inches and full HD 1080p. The rear camera has gone from a 16MP f/2.0 sensor to a 12MP f/1.7 sensor, likely improving the overall quality despite the loss in megapixels. It will also launch with Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

While it’s an overall solid upgrade over last year’s model, the loss of battery life is unfortunate. However it still seems to be a very capable device.

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