This Friday, Motorola has released the Moto X Play in Canada, which is apparently the very first nation on earth to get the newest smartphone.

moto x play, canada, price, launch, imageAt this time, Canadian customers can purchase the smartphone from five carriers. However, Videotron and SaskTel are offering the newest handset for the best costs off-contract: 399.95 Canadian dollars, and 399.99 Canadian dollars, respectively. Other options are available from Koodo (410 CAD), Telus (420 CAD), or Bell (449.99 CAD). If you want to go with 2-year contracts, these are beginning at 50 CAD plus standard monthly fees.

The Moto X Play was unveiled along with Moto X Style (known as Moto X Pure Edition in the US) and the Moto G (2015). Working on nearly stock Android 5.1 Lollipop, the X Play offers lots of attractive features (for its cost class), including a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, an octa-core Snapdragon 615 chip, LTE, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage, 21-megapixel rear shooter, and a 3,630mAh battery. The handset is splash-resistant and can be customized via Moto Maker for free.

Though Motorola stated that the Moto X Play wouldn’t be released in America, the handset could be available in States finally, but under another name: Droid Maxx 2. Following the previous trend, the Maxx 2 also appears to be a Verizon exclusive.


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