Lenovo owned-Motorola moderately impressed the market with its modular Moto Z, Moto Z Play and Moto Z Force smartphones last year. While the successors were earlier expected to be launched at the MWC 2017, Motorola kept the smartphones for later. We have already come across some leaks of the Moto Z successor, and the latest leaked photo gives us an early look at the Moto Z2 Force. Also Read - Motorola Razr 5G in pictures: This stunning folding phone gets better
A purported leaked render shared by Slashleaks reveals a slightly different design compared to the current Moto Z lineup. There’s now a larger fingerprint sensor below the display (just like the Moto G5) and Lenovo logo at the back. The Moto Mods connector is at the exact same place as last year, confirming the company’s plan to make the snap-on modular accessories compatible between current and future Moto Z phones. Same goes for the camera — but this time around, there is a slight change. Also Read - Motorola Razr 5G overview: Polished and ready for the world
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You now have a dual-rear camera setup, but there is no word on the resolution. Also, there aren’t enough details as to whether it will be an RGB + monochrome sensor, or a standard and wide-angle lens. Also, while last year’s “Force” model was slightly thicker with a shatterproof screen, the latest one is very svelte despite carrying the Force branding.
Besides that, rumors hint at the smartphone sporting Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 octa-core chipset and 4GB of RAM. The smartphone is likely to run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. Apart from that, there were rumors that Moto will include an iris scanner for biometric authentication, but there is no word on it yet.
In comparison, last year’s Moto Z Force featured a 5.5-inch Quad HD display and was powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor clocked at 1.8GHzm paired with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone was offers 32GB and 64GB onboard storage options, which is further expandable up to 2TB via a microSD card.
In the camera department, the Moto Z Force features a 21-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, optical image stabilization (OIS), 4K video recording at 30fps and full HD video recording at 60fps. Up front, there was a 5-megapixel shooter for selfies. The smartphone is fuelled with a 3,500mAh battery along with Turbo Charging support and offers connectivity options such as 4G with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC and Bluetooth 4.1 and USB Type-C support. However, the Moto Z Force wasn’t launched in India.