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Check out Motorola's new affordable, rubberised Moto X Play (pictures)

We take a close look at the Moto X Play, a more affordable variant in Motorola's Moto X range. It comes with a rubberised back and a good lineup of specs.

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Andrew Lanxon headshot
Andrew Lanxon
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Motorola has unveiled a host of new phones including a new Moto G and two new Moto X handsets -- a high end Moto X Style (called the Pure in the US) and the Moto X Play, seen here.

The Play is the cheaper of the two Moto X phones and has a smaller 5.5-inch display.

It'll be available in September globally, although specific prices are yet to be announced.

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Like the existing Moto X, it has a full HD 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution. This is a step below the 4K display on the Moto X Style.

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It's available in a wide range of colours, including this bright lime green affair.

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The camera on the back has a 21-megapixel resolution, which Motorola claims delivers impressive low light performance.

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It runs a version of Android Lollipop that is totally untampered with by Motorola -- you get the pure Android experience, free of clunky manufacturer bloatware.

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The rubberised back feels really nice to hold.

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It's quite slim, too.

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The headphone jack sits at the top, next to the nano SIM tray.

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The two strips on the front are stereo speakers.

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There's a 1.6GHz processor inside, which should keep everything ticking along nicely.

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