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The Moto X Play is cheaper than the competition and has a massive battery

In addition to the third-gen Moto G and Moto X Style, Motorola today unveiled the new Moto X Play, a new, bigger Moto X that's cheaper than the competition and has an absolutely massive battery.

The Moto X Play as a little more than a spec bump and cosmetic refresh as compared to last year's Moto X. In terms of size, the Play features a 5.5-inch, 1080p screen and a huge 3630mAh battery. That's huge and important, and will more than likely address the poor battery life found in the original and 2nd-gen Moto X.

Battery life is one of the Moto X's classic pain points

In addition, the Play will also have a 21MP rear-camera and a 5MP front-facing camera — which Motorola was quick to boast about — and we'll have to put the camera through its paces to determine if its a welcome improvement over previous versions.

Like all versions of the Moto X, the Play can be customized using Moto Maker. Though we didn't hear specifics concerning price, Motorola did say the phone will be $300-$400 less (or half the price) than high-end competitors like the iPhone and Galaxy S6. It'll be available in 55 countries (though not including the US) starting next month.

Check out our Moto X Event liveblog for the latest updates.

Verge Video: Hands-on with the new Moto X Style