Moto Z Play Receives Wi-Fi Certification; May Come With Pre-installed Android Nougat Update Soon


Following the latest citing on Motorola's Moto X Play on benchmarking website GFXBench running an Android 7.1 Nougat, another device under the "Z" series is speculated to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat firmware soon after it gained a Wi-Fi certification.

Motorola's Moto Z Play smartphone, Model XT1635-02, is all set to receive the Android Nougat update after passing the Wi-Fi certification tests at the Wi-Fi Alliance. The updated Z Play device will be able to support both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi frequencies, according to Nashville Chatter.

The Interoperability Certificate issued by the Wi-Fi Alliance is considered as a pre-requisite for a Nougat update, although no official confirmation has been disclosed on the firmware's release and details or specifications about the tested device.

Meanwhile, the Motorola's Android 7.0 Nougat update has already reached other devices such as its Moto G4, G4 Plus, Moto Z, and Z Force smartphones. Like the rest of the Moto Z series, the Moto Z Play release in September comes pre-installed with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

According to past reports, the Moto Z Play is considered one of the best mid-range devices in the market today. The device's features are similar to the Moto Z, such as its splash and dust resistance and 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display that supports Full HD Resolution.

As per its internal chassis, the device is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, which is coupled with an Adreno 506 GPU and 3GB of RAM, Neurogadget reported.

The Moto Z Play is enclosed with both metal and glass material, which has a capacity of 32GB internal memory, expandable with a microSD card. In its optics department, the primary camera supports a 16MP resolution that includes special functions such as phase detection and laser autofocus, and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. Its front-snapper captures in 5MP resolution that can function in low light conditions through a LED flash.

Other additional features in Moto Z Play include its fingerprint sensor and a hefty 3,510 mAh battery.

The Moto Z Play is currently pegged at a price range of $418 to $449 at Amazon.

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