The keynote address of Lenovo Tech World 2016 in San Francisco on Thursday saw the launch of the much-awaited Moto Z and Moto Z Force smartphones. As expected, they were launched with Moto Mods magnetic snap-on back panels with various partners, including JBL and Incipio. Both smartphones feature support for Moto Maker customisation. The company also unveiled the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, the first Tango smartphone developed in collaboration with Google.
The Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be available globally from September, along with the Moto Mods, which are designed to work with future generations of Moto Z smartphones.
- Moto Mods magnetically connect to the 16 dots at the rear panel.
- Moto Z and Moto Z Force are almost identical in specifications.
- The company has not yet announced pricing of the smartphones.
> BODY Dimensions = 153.3 x 75.3 x 5.2 mm (6.04 x 2.96 x 0.20 in)
> Weight = 136 g (4.80 oz)
> SIM = Nano-SIM
> DISPLAY Type = AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
> Size = 5.5 inches (~72.0% screen-to-body ratio)
> Resolution = 1440 x 2560 pixels (~535 ppi pixel density)
> Protection = Corning Gorilla Glass 4
> PLATFORM OS = Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
> Chipset = Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
> CPU = Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
> GPU = Adreno 530
> MEMORY Card slot = microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
> Internal = 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
> CAMERA = Primary 13 MP, f/1.8, laser autofocus, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
– Features = Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
-Video = 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, HDR
– Secondary = 5 MP, f/2.2, 1.4 µm pixel size, LED flash, 1080p
> 3.5mm jack No
– 3.5 mm to USB-C headphone adapter included
> WLAN = Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
> Bluetooth = v4.1, A2DP, LE
> GPS = Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
> NFC = Yes
> USB = Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
> FEATURES = Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
> Fast battery charging
> BATTERY = Non-removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery
The Moto Mods (seen below, correspondingly), which connect to the 16 dots at the rear, will at launch include the JBL SoundBoost, the Moto Insta-Share Projector (meant to deliver a 70-inch projector experience), and the Power Pack (said to provide up to 22 hours of additional battery life). Style Shells will also be available, and offer finishes like real wood, leather, and fabric.
In my opinion,both Moto Z & Z Force are very interesting devices. Design is very impressive and gives premium in hand feel. It has some cons like 2600 mAh battery in Moto Z and no 3.5 mm jack but it takes modularity on NEXT LEVEL. The price of Moto Z could be 35k and Moto Z Force 40k according to my expectations.”