Moto Z Play will get Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS, confirms company executive

NEW DELHI: Motorola’s mid range smartphone, Moto Z Play ,, which was launched in India in October 2016 may soon be receiving the latest Android Nougat 7.1.1 OS update. Although the Lenovo-owned handset maker has not yet announced the update publically, one of the company’s executives recently confirmed the news on the Motorola’s chat forum.

When asked by a user if the Moto Z Play will receive Android 7.1.1, the executive replied saying, “Yes, It will get but I am not sure about the date.” Though the executive didn’t share rollout timeframe, the confirmation is surely good news for Moto Z Play owners.

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The Motorola Moto Z Play was launched last year with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. In February this year, the smartphone received Android 7.0 Nougat OS version. The Android 7.1.1 Nougat has already been rolled out to Moto G4 devices.

Motorola rolled out the OS version to Nexus 6 handsets in January 2017. In February, the Moto Z was listed on GFXBench website with the same OS version, cementing the rumours of the device receiving the OS update further

It is worth mentioning that the Android 7.1.1 is not the company’s latest OS version.Google has already started rolling out Android 7.1.2 Nougat to Pixel and Nexus-branded smartphones.

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To recall, the Moto Z Play features a 5.5-inch full HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution SuperAmoled display. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 3GB RAM. Besides 32GB of inbuilt storage, the handset includes the usual connectivity features and has a battery capacity of 3,510mAh. On the camera front, the smartphone sports a 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera.

The Moto Z Play was launched alongside the Moto Z smartphone in India.


performance Octa core
display 5.5″ (13.97 cm)
storage 32 GB
camera 16 MP
battery 3510 mAh
ram 3 GB
fingerprint sensor position Front
other sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
fingerprint sensor Yes
quick charging Yes
operating system Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
sim slots Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
model Z Play 32GB
launch date October 17, 2016 (Official)
brand Moto
sim size SIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano
network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
fingerprint sensor Yes
loudspeaker Yes
fm radio Yes
audio jack 3.5 mm
chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
graphics Adreno 506
processor Octa core, 2 GHz, Cortex A53
architecture 64 bit
ram 3 GB
build material Case: MetalBack: Metal
thickness 6.9 mm
width 76.4 mm
weight 165 grams
waterproof Yes Splash proof
height 156.4 mm
colours Black, White
display type Super AMOLED
screen to body ratio 69.63 %
pixel density 401 ppi
screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass
screen size 5.5 inches (13.97 cm)
screen resolution Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
touch screen Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
internal memory 32 GB
expandable memory Yes Up to 2 TB
settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
aperture 2.2 F
camera features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
image resolution 4608 x 3456 Pixels
sensor PureCel Sensor
autofocus Yes Phase Detection autofocus, Laser autofocus
shooting modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
resolution 5 MP Front Camera
optical image stabilisation No
flash Yes LED Flash
video recording 3840×2160 @ 30 fps, 1920×1080 @ 30 fps, 1280×720 @ 120 fps
user replaceable No
quick charging Yes Turbo
type Li-ion
capacity 3510 mAh
wifi Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n/n 5GHz
wifi features Mobile Hotspot
bluetooth Yes v4.0
volte Yes
usb typec Yes (Doesn’t support micro-USB)
sar value Head: 1.14 W/kg, Body: 1.37 W/kg
nfc Yes
network support 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
gps Yes with A-GPS
sim 1 4G Bands:TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13)3G Bands: UMTS 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
sim size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
sim 2 4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13)3G Bands: UMTS 1700/2100 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available

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