Alleged Moto Z4 Play with Model Number XT1980 Passes through FCC


Lenovo-owned Motorola Mobility may be planning to launch a new mid-range Android smartphone soon. A mysterious upcoming Motorola smartphone bearing model number XT1980-3 has appeared at the US FCC.

Moto Z4 Play Launching Soon?

The Motorola XT1980-3 FCC filings reveal the smartphone will be fueled by a 3600mAh capacity battery. It will include up to 18W wired fast charging support as well. When it comes to connectivity, the smartphone is listed to support Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, and FM radio. The FCC filings also reveal the physical dimensions of the handset. It is listed to be 157mm tall and 75mm wide. This means the XT1980-3 will be nearly identical to the Moto G7 Plus in terms of physical size, which points to a 6.2-inch display size. Going by the battery size mentioned in the FCC filings, it is possible that the XT1980-3 may be a variant of the rumored Moto Z4 Play.

Rumors suggest the Moto Z4 Play will come with a 6.22-inch Super AMOLED display with a U-shaped notch and an In-display fingerprint sensor. Powering the mid-range smartphone will be an 11nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core processor. In the memory department, the Moto Z4 Play is tipped to be available with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. For optics, the upcoming smartphone is said to feature a 48MP resolution primary sensor at the rear. Just like previous Moto Z-series smartphones, the Moto Z4 Play will have magnetic connectors on the back to support various Moto Mods. As for software, it will most certainly come running Android 9.0 Pie right out of the box.

Motorola had announced the Moto Z3 Play in June last year. In case the XT1980-3 is indeed a variant of the rumored Moto Z4 Play, we can expect the smartphone to formally debut sometime in the coming weeks. The XT1980-3 will likely appear on the websites of a few other certification agencies soon, which should help establish whether it is indeed a Moto Z4 Play variant or a completely different device.