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Motorola to launch Moto X Play

Motorola is finally bringing the Moto X Play to India with a launch date set for September 14. The budget Moto G (Gen 3) was released in India in July but the X Play had been only available in international markets so far. Moto X Play is the Lenovo-owned smartphone firm's mid-range offering.

tech Updated: Sep 15, 2015 01:35 IST
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Moto X Play is finally comming to India.
Moto X Play is finally comming to India.

Motorola is all set to bring Moto X Play to India on September 14. The budget Moto G (Gen 3) was released in India in July but the X Play had been only available in international markets so far. Moto X Play is the Lenovo-owned smartphone firm's mid-range offering.

Last Sunday, Motorola India tweeted "No more getting dumped by your phone. Your perfect partner is coming with 30 hours of battery backup. #XOMotoX," along with an image. The image showed the back panel of the smartphone with the text "Your Perfect Partner is just around the corner!"

The teaser comes almost two weeks after an invoice of a shipment of Moto X Play was spotted on Zauba, website that tracks imports into, and exports out of India. The listing showed the smartphone, codenamed Motorola XT1562, was shipped to India for "testing purposes". Also seen was that 40 units of the device's White-coloured 32GB version and 40 units of the Black-coloured 32GB versions were shipped, each valued at Rs 22,228.

The Moto X Play runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and it sports a 5.5-inch full HD display (1080p) and is powered by 64-bit Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone comes with 16GB internal storage, which can be extended via microSD up to 128GB. On the camera front, the X Play sports a 21-megapixel sensor with dual-LED flash and a 5-megapixel snapper. Other features of the 4G LTE-enabled Moto X Play include a 3630mAh battery.