Motorola P30 Play Listed on Official Motorola Website Hinting at an Imminent Launch

The Motorola P30 Play has been listed on the company's website in China, hinting at an imminent launch.


Motorola has so far announced two P30 series smartphones in China – Moto P30 and Moto P30 Note. The third member of the P30 series, the P30 Play, is expected to be launched in China soon. Ahead of the launch, the Moto P30 Play product page has appeared on the Motorola China website. The product listing on the Motorola website does suggest the smartphone might be launched in China within the next week or two.

Motorola P30 Play: Price, Availability

The Motorola P30 Play listing on the Motorola website suggests the smartphone will be priced at 1,899 yuan (Rs.19,900 approx.) in China. It will only be available in a single variant with 4GB of RAM 64GB of internal storage. Color options will include Ice Jade White and Bright Black. The sale date, however, has not been listed, so consumers in China may have to wait slightly longer to get their hands on the handset.

Motorola P30 Play: Specifications, Features

The Motorola P30 Play features a 5.88-inch IPS LCD display with 720 x 1520 HD+ resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Thanks to the notch at the top, the Motorola P30 Play boasts a high screen-to-body ratio of 86%. Both the front and rear panels feature 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection, while in the middle is a solid metal frame for durability. Under the hood, Motorola P30 Play runs on an octa-core Snapdragon 625 14nm processor from Qualcomm, clocked at 1.8 GHz. As we mentioned above, the Motorola P30 Play comes in a single memory configuration with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. For further expansion, the smartphone will include a microSD card slot as well.

Moving on to the optics, Motorola P30 Play features a 13MP + 2MP dual-camera setup with phase-detection autofocus. The 13MP primary camera is paired with an f/2.0 aperture lens, while the secondary camera is coupled with an f/2.4 aperture lens. Key camera features include AI Portrait mode, Pro Mode, spot color mode, Dolby Sound, and more. The Motorola P30 Play features an 8MP camera on the front with an f/2.2 aperture lens, AI smart beauty, night scene, background blur, and more.

Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and 4G VoLTE. Keeping the lights on is a 3000mAh capacity battery. Some of the other key features of the Motorola P30 Play include a fingerprint sensor embedded inside the Motorola logo at the rear, Face Unlock, P2i splash resistance coating, and AI Smart Shot. The smartphone measures 149.9 x 72.2 x 7.97mm and weighs 162 grams. In terms of software, the Motorola P30 Play runs on ZUI 4.0 based on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system.

Motorola P30 Play: Expected Price in India

Since the Motorola P30 Play has not been made official yet, it is not clear if the smartphone will be launched in markets outside China. So far, the only Motorola P30 series smartphone that has been confirmed to launch in India is the Motorola P30 Note, which will debut as the Android One Motorola One Power in the country. If the Motorola P30 Play does arrive in India, we can expect it to be priced at somewhere around Rs.12,000.