The successor of Motorola’s 2016 premium handset Z Play, the Z2 Play were spotted online on benchmarking site #Geekbench. However, the yet-to-be-launched Z2 Play has already disappointed Motorola fans and tech enthusiasts, as they were expecting a model with a longer battery life. The listing has revealed some specs of the upcoming Motorola smartphone along with the single-core and multi-core score tests.

Specs and features

The specs revealed on the GeekBench are in line with the previous TEANAA leak which revealed the images and specs of the rumored Z2 Play. The listing disclosed that the device will be powered by Qualcomm’s #Snapdragon 626 SoC which carries an octa-core CPU clocking at 2.21GHz.

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Apart from that, the handset will come with 4GB of RAM, an upgrade from the Z Play’s 3GB RAM.

Although the processor housed in the #Moto Z2 Play is a grade higher than the Snapdragon 625 chipset housed in its predecessor, its power consumption is as miserly as its predecessor. Thus, in terms of SoC, one cannot consider this slight change as a major upgrade. The benchmarking site reveals that the upcoming Z2 Play may ship with Android 7.1.1 out of the box.

The device scored 891 in GeekBench’s single-core, while in the multi-core segment it scored 4538, 1938 points more than Z Play’s 2600 multi-core score. Thus it can be safely assumed that users will get an overall improved and great smartphone experience with the impending Z2 Play.

Battery may disappoint users

In 2016, Z Play came with a power saving Snapdragon 625 chipset along with a 3,510 mAh battery.

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This lethal combination helped the smartphone to deliver the longest battery life any Motorola smartphone has ever provided. Thus, tech enthusiasts were expecting something similar along these lines in the successor.

However, Lenovo dropped the bomb last week by announcing that the Z2 Play would come with 3,000 mAh battery capacity only, which is much less battery power compared to its previous iteration. Thus, a 3,000 mAh battery coupled with an energy consuming Snapdragon 626 processor won’t promise a long lasting battery life for the smartphone.

If these rumors turn out to be true and the Moto Z2 Play indeed comes with all the above-mentioned specs, it is advisable for its future owners to keep a portable charger handy to keep the smartphone working! Whether the new handset will live up to consumers’ expectations or fail to deliver remains to be seen.