Motorola was unusually quiet this year. She announced the latest G and E series just last month and has nothing to show for her Premium Z line. At least not officially. There were a lot of leaks whirling around the lower priced Moto Z3 play option, and if the presence of these almost official renderings is an indication, the time on stage is close. The question is, of course, if it is not too late to make a difference.
The Moto Z family is Motorola's flagship, but not all of them are the same. If you are really looking for the top of the line, you should skip the "Play" model. It's pretty much a midrange phone like no other with a major difference: it's compatible with Motorola's Moto-Mod system.
This is true even for third-generation Moto-Z3 play, when the renderings are something. There is almost no difference in design unless you ask "where is the fingerprint scanner?". The only major change in the design is the now almost frameless screen, which leaves no room on the front for such a sensor. And there's no one on the back as it has to be clear for Moto Mods. The answer? According to WinFuture, the sensor is now under the power button on the side, ala the old Sony Xperia design.
As for the specifications, the Moto Z3 Play will run on a Snapdragon 636 with 4GB of RAM and 32 or 64GB of storage space. The 6-inch screen will have a resolution of 18: 9 2160 × 1080 and there will be a 3000 mAh battery for power, including moto mods (excluding batteries)
One of the announced benefits of the Moto Mod system is a phone additional skills long after it's done. Or skills that do not exist yet. In the case of the Moto Z3 Play, this capability could be in the form of a 5G Moto mod, which could be more useful if 5G is actually getting massive. And, as a Moto Mod, it will or will work on other Moto Z phones as well.