Officially they open the doors of the IFA 2016, the event on the new consumer electronics that will arrive in the coming months and literally invades the world with Smart TVs, smartphones and home automation, among many other proposals of great interest. Among them you can not forget the return of Motorola and Lenovo with an interesting Android modular device for those who are looking for a mid-range smartphone especially dedicated to photography and to the overall good characteristics.

Moto Z Play, new modular smartphone presented at the IFA 2016 1

This is the Motorola Moto Z Play, which inherits the same form factor of predecessors Moto Z and Z Force, which was one of the great successes of this brand in 2016; and despite a less technical side, it managed to stand out for good flexibility in terms of functions. The Moto Z Play consists of an aluminum frame and glass that provides a very elegant look, while the ShatterShield technology applied in the Z Force also appears in the specification.

This design contains an octa-core Snapdragon 625 chipset at 2.0 GHz clock frequency, 32 GB of storage and 3 GB of RAM, a smartphone with Android Marshmallow on board and more than acceptable for everyday use. During the presentation, it has paid special attention to the photographic section (16 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, autofocus and PDAF), although the Z Play also features complete connectivity (Wi-Fi dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE, GPS, NFC) and ready to be used in any context.

However, the most striking thing in the Moto Z Play is obviously on the number of modules (known as Moto Mods) that can greatly expand the capabilities of the device. It starts with a comprehensive package of accessories, able to prolong the battery life beyond the 3510 mAh basic configuration to SoundBoost by JBL, exclusive speaker that can expand the audio without compromise for those who want to use a smartphone as a mini hi-fi.

But there are many more Mods for Moto Z Play, consisting of Hasselblad True Zoom, perfect for photographers who want to take device performance to even higher levels by 16 PIN magnetic connecting to the module, but reversibly is apply on the phone, and can turn it into a 12 megapixel camera with attached zoom quality by adding 10 increases and a xenon flash.

In short, this is the latest effort by Motorola/Lenovo, a smartphone that we can hardly see at the end of the year, but it promises to be a modular device for mid-range quality.

Moto Z Play, new modular smartphone presented at the IFA 2016