Motorola skipped the Play series last year, instead we got a new “S” sub-series, at least for the G5 and G5 Plus. This year the series is making a comeback and renders of the Moto G6 Play have leaked online. These renders come a few days after that of the Moto E5 and are from the same source too.
From the images, it appears skipping a year has done the Play series some good. The Moto G6 Play is shown to sport an 18:9 display, though the bezels are not as small as we have seen on other devices.
There is no physical home button on the chin, which in some models double as a fingerprint scanner. Instead, it is home to the manufacturer’s name which makes us wonder why the size wasn’t reduced a bit more. The forehead on the other hand is moderately sized. It is home to a notification LED, sensors, front camera, and the earpiece. It also has a LED flash on the right.
The rear of the Moto G6 Play doesn’t look bad either. The phone is curved on both sides to allow for a better grip. Leaker @OnLeaks says its made of glass but we think this is just polished metal. Motorola doesn’t use glass for the entry-level and lower mid-range category and it doesn’t seem it will be doing that soon.
For the camera setup, Motorola is sticking to its circular design but its switching to that of the Moto X4; which has vertical strokes surrounding the circle housing the sensor and flash. Beneath the camera is the famous Motorola batwing logo. There are rumors that this will be the new home of the fingerprint scanner. While that will definitely be cool, best believe not all models will have a fingerprint scanner.
The rest of the design are not out of the usual. Volume rocker and power button are on the right side, 3.5mm audio jack sits at the top, and there is a micro USB port at the bottom.
With respect to specs, the Moto G6 Play is speculated to come with a 5.7” 1440 x 720 display, a Snapdragon 430 processor, 2GB/3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of storage. It will measure 155.4 x 72.2 x 8.94 (9.34mm with the camera bump) and pack a 4,000mAh battery.