As expected, Lenovo today took the wraps off the new Moto Z lineup of smartphones. As the name suggests, this lineup replaces Motorola’s Moto X smartphones. The first two smartphones in this lineup are called the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force. The talking point of these new smartphones are their semi-modular capabilities. Also Read - Best gaming laptops under Rs 1,00,000 in India: MSI GP65 Leopard, Dell G5 and moreAlso Read - Best laptops under Rs 50,000 in India in July 2021: Mi Notebook 14, Acer Aspire 3, more
In essence, one will be able to snap on an external module called Moto Mod. These modules can be connected to a smartphone without having to switch them off via the ’16 magnetic’ port. These modules include JBL’s SoundBoost, which will boost the devices’ audio output. The InstaShare mod turns your smartphone into a projector, and the device will be able to project a display up to 70-inches. The last is the Power Pack, which the company claims can boost the smartphones’ battery life by up to 23 hours. Also Read - Amazon Grand Gaming Days sale: Best deals on gaming laptops, accessories, and more
Moto Z specifications, features: The Moto Z is among the slimmest flagship smartphones in the world with a thickness of only 5.2mm. As far as specifications are concerned, the Moto Z flaunts a 5.5-inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels) AMOLED display, and is powered by a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core chipset.
It also features an Adreno 530 GPU, 4GB of RAM, 32GB and 64GB storage options, microSD card slot (with support up to 2TB), and a 2,600mAh battery that the company says is good enough to offer up to 30 hours of usage. The battery also supports Turbo Charging, that the company says can offer up to eight hours of usage on only 15 minutes of charging.
On the photography front, the Moto Z is equipped with 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), f/1.8 aperture, laser auto-focus, 1.12um pixel, dual CCT LED flash, and 4K video recording capabilities. Up front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1.4um big pixel, LED flash, and a wide angle lens.
The Moto Z also boasts a fingerprint scanner, water-repellent nano coating, and connectivity options like 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, and NFC. Another thing to note is the absence of a 3.5mm audio jack and instead there is an USB Type-C port for audio, charging and data transfer. On the software front, it runs on Marshmallow 6.0.1 out-of-the-box.
Moto Z Force specifications, features: The Moto Z Force shares many of the specifications and features with the Moto Z. But as the name suggests, its talking point is Motorola’s Shattershield technology. The successor to the Moto X Force with this technology essentially boasts a display which is nearly indestructible.
As for specifications, the Moto Z Force flaunts a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display, Snapdragon 820 quad-core chipset, and 4GB of RAM. Also on offer are 32GB and 64GB storage options, which can be expanded up to 2TB using a microSD card.
One big difference is on the photography front, and the Moto Z Force comes with a 21-megapixel rear camera. The camera features f/1.8 aperture, OIS, laser auto-focus, PDAF support, dual CCT flash, and 4K video recording capabilities. Up front, is a 5-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture.
The Moto Z Force also features a 3,500mAh battery that the company says is good enough for up to 40 hours or usage. It also supports Turbo Charging that can offer up to 15 hours of usage on 15 minutes of charging. The smartphone also features a fingerprint scanner and water repellent nano coating.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, and NFC. It too does not have a 3.5mm audio jack and instead there is an USB Type-C port for audio, charging and data transfer. On the software front, it runs on Marshmallow 6.0.1 out-of-the-box.
The new Moto Z and the Moto Z Force are going on sale soon in select markets. While the company hasn’t revealed the pricing or an exact launch date, it did say that the Moto Z will be available globally from September. There is no word on the Moto Z Force global launch, though it would launch as the Moto Z Force Droid on Verizon in the US.