Hardware manufacturer from China, Lenovo has already introduced its world’s first Google Tango-powered smartphone, the Phab2 Pro at an event. Using the same keynote at Tech World, introduced two flagship Android-powered smartphones from its sister company Motorola. The company has now finally put that Motorola acquisition to good use by introducing the new Z series of Moto smartphones, consisting of the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force, both coming with practically identical visual identities. Here are its specs, release date and price details.
Everything you want to know about both the Moto Z and Moto Z Force can be found right here. The Lenovo/Motorola’s 2016 flagship smartphones in Moto lineup.
The Moto Z would be the first of the two device devices in the line, and it is just 5.2mm thick. Launched this particular model, is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor with an accompanying 4GB of RAM to bump up that processing power. Consumers have the option of purchasing the Moto Z in either a 32 or 64GB internal storage capacity with the expandable ability through microSD card, and the hardware specs adopts the new USB Type-C standard. From a display perspective, the Moto Z features a 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560-by-1440 pixel resolution) screen, and offers a rear-facing 13-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash. Battery capacity of Moto Z is 2600mAh.
The second one taking into action is, the Moto Z Force. It has slightly increased thickness at 7.2mm, which is actually still extremely competitive on the smartphone landscape. Internally, the Moto Z Force also flaunts same internal setup as the Moto Z, offering a Snapdragon 820 SoC with 4GB of RAM alongside it as well as the same storage options of two. Both of these new device feature expandable storage as well through addition of microSD, and are powered by Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Main difference between the two phones lies in the display department, while has the same size and resolution, but comes with ShatterShield protection, which is guaranteed not to crack or shatter. And the additional thickness in Moto Z Force has also allowed Lenovo to integrate a 21-megapixel camera sensor with optical stabilization and last autofocus, along with it comes equipped with a larger 3500mAh battery.
The key features for both models are great for 2016 flagships, but it’s the modular capabilities of these two new handsets that will indeed make or break them. Lenovo has built the devices in such a manner that they’re compatible with what’s being called Moto Mods; essentially snap-in modules that brings additional functionality to the gadgets depending on the owner’s needs and desires. If device for example requires, can opt to snap-in a module with a built-in speaker and battery, or opt for one with a pico projector built-in should they see fit. The video below embedded shows this unique feature live in action:
What makes it more interesting here is that the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack has been completely ditched on both the phones, making it pretty easy to owners either have to use USB Type-C headphones, or another bluetooth-capable headphones.
Both Motorola devices will be available in the United States this coming summer through Verizon under the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid brand names. Unlocked versions of Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be available sometime this fall.