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Welcome the Moto Z3 Play

The Moto Z3 Play is coming this summer with 14 Moto Mods to choose from (and an extra battery pack included). Its 6-inch screen is larger than the 5.5-inch of last year's Moto Z2. 

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The phone has a slim, glassy look to it. And the 18:9 ratio makes it easy to hold. 

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The bezels are small with no notch. There's no fingerprint sensor on the front, to make more space for the display.  

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Magnet backing

On the back of the Moto Z3 Play is a set of exposed pins that can work with snap-on magnetic phone mods. 

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Any mod can easily snap onto the Moto Z3 Play because of the built-in magnet. This is common feature among Moto Z models. 

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Camera

The back has 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear cameras. It protrudes from the back to make it more compatible with the mods. 

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This dual camera offers a lot more than just portrait mode: Cinemagraphs, spot color, cutout mode, face filters, YouTube Live mode, landmark & object recognition (powered by Google Lens), and more. 

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The cameras, front and rear, can do Portrait mode effects. The next few slides demonstrate a few of the dual camera's many features. 

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Fingerprint sensor

Since the fingerprint sensor couldn't fit on the small bezels of the front, its now on the side of the phone, near the volume buttons. Here are a few more side profile photos of the sensor... 

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Swipe gestures

Though the front lacks a fingerprint sensor, the Motorola Z3 Play has new swipe gestures at the bottom of the screen reminiscent of the iPhone X, or Android P. 

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No headphone jack

The Moto Z3 Play has the standard USB-C port... but no headphone jack.

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Moto Mods

Here are a few of the 14 Moto Mods that can easily snap on and transform your Moto Z3 Play. 

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Your Moto Z3 Play can become an easily portable Polaroid camera with this mod.

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Take photos or add a Polaroid filter to pictures on social media and print them straight from your phone. 

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This magnetic snap-on battery pack comes free with the phone and adds a 2,000-mAh capacity. 

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Or you could buy this gamepad that turns your Moto Z3 Play into a handheld gaming console.

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This mod has Amazon Alexa built in. Ask questions, play music, or listen to news -- this mod is able to respond to your commands.  

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This mod projects video or images from your Moto Z3 Play. 

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This speaker snaps onto your phone and gives you instant powerful sound, no pairing needed. 

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The Moto Z3 Play will sell globally this summer for $499 (32GB) unlocked for any carrier. For more, check out our first take on the Moto Z3 Play.

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