Update: A leaked image has shown off the Moto Z2 Play, complete with a single-lens camera and a design that’s a mix of the original Moto Z Play and the Moto G5.
Motorola ditched the Moto X for 2016 and instead gave us the Moto Z (along with the Moto Z Force and Moto Z Play).
This trio of phones each earned four-star reviews from us, and we praised the flagship Moto Z for its incredibly slim design, innovative accessories and fingerprint scanner that does more than just scan.
But as strong as the Moto Z is, it wasn’t quite deserving of five stars, so with that in mind we’ve come up with a list of things we want from the Moto Z2 that could bump it up a point.
You’ll find that on page two of this article, but first we’ve collected all the news and rumors on Motorola’s next flagship for your perusal, including leaks surrounding the Moto Z2 Play, which might launch alongside it.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? Motorola’s next flagship
- When is it out? Probably mid-2017
- What will it cost? A lot, but possibly less than some high-end phones
Moto Z2 release date
There aren’t any release date rumors yet, but the Moto Z was announced on June 9 and new models of phones tend to be launched around a year later, so a June 2017 announcement is likely.
And our best guess right now is June 8, as while that hasn’t been attached to the Moto Z2, an image of the Moto Z2 Play has leaked with exactly that date shown on the screen, and it’s likely that the two phones would be launched together.
But that’s probably not when you’ll be able to actually buy it, as the original Moto Z didn’t hit stores until July 28 – nearly two months after its announcement.
Trusted Twitter leaker Evan Blass has confirmed the Moto Z2 name in a tweet, but it’s uncertain where he got the information from and he doesn’t know anymore about the release date.