Later today, Motorola will be holding its first launch event of the year. The Lenovo-owned company is expected to debut Moto G6 series phones such as Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus and Moto G6 Play. Some sources have claimed that it will be also launching Moto E5 series which includes Moto E5, Moto E5 Plus and Moto E5 Play. Apart from these phones, the company is also pegged to launch Moto Z3 series and Moto X5 in this year. Since the Moto Z2 Play and Z2 Force were launched in June last year, their successor models are expected to break cover by June this year. The CAD renders of Z3 Play that were released at the beginning of this month had revealed the presence of a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. Poetic Cases have already listed some renders of Z3 Play wearing its Karbon Shield case.
The below image shows that the Z3 Play will be featuring an 18:9 aspect ratio screen, but the exact size is not known. The reduced top bezel has an earpiece, a selfie camera and other sensors. The bottom bezel only houses a microphone and the company’s name.
The rear side of the Moto Z3 Play seems to be made out of glass. Hence, there is a possibility that it may include support for wireless charging. The round-shaped camera housing at the top features horizontally arranged dual cameras along with dual-tone LED flash. There is no cutout for the fingerprint scanner on the backside of the device. Also, the frontside of the phone does not feature a fingerprint sensor enabled home button. The below image shows the presence a large cutout for a side-mounted fingerprint scanner below the volume rocker on the right edge of the phone.
The power key is located on the left side of the Z3 Play. The bottom side has a USB-C port and the 3.5mm audio jack could not on the phone.
Previous leaks have revealed that depending on the market, the Moto Z3 Play will be available in single-SIM and dual-SIM editions. Also, some markets will be receiving its 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant while others will get its 4 GB RAM + 32 GB storage model. The appearance of the Z3 Play at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has revealed that it will be powered by Snapdragon 636 SoC. The rumor mill has revealed that the handset will be featuring a 6.1-inch Full HD+ screen and it will be packed with a 3,000mAh battery.