Motorola has finally launched the much-anticipated Moto Z and Moto Z force modular smartphones in the US. These devices along with Moto Mods are expected to come to India by September end.
The Moto Z and Moto Z Force are the latest top-of-the-line Motorola handsets with high-end hardware and premium looks, replacing the Moto X series. But they are unlike any other Motorola phones we’ve seen in the past, as they come with support for modules for added functionality, similar to what we saw with the LG G5.
Swappable modules can be attached to these devices using 16 magnetic pins. Both devices get the same set of specifications, with Moto Z Force being the shatterproof sibling.
Moto Z India Specs
The Moto Z is razor thin at just 5.2mm rocking a slimmer construction among the two. Specifications on the Moto Z include a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 820 processor bundled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of built-in storage. Camera options include a 13MP primary unit with laser autofocus, OIS, and dual-tone LED flash. On the front, there’s a 5MP selfie-cam with LED flash and wide angle lens.
The Moto Z also features a fingerprint scanner on the front and comes with a water repellant coating. The smartphone ditches the classic 3.5mm jack in favor of the latest USB-Type C connectivity for audio playback. However, it’ll come bundled with a 3.5mm to USB Type-connector. Juicing up the device is a 2,600mAh battery.
Moto Z Force India Specs
The second smartphone is its chunkier sibling the Moto Z Force, essentially a shatter-proof version of the Moto Z. It’s slightly thicker at 6.9mm though gets more or less a similar set of specifications. It flaunts a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED with the company’s proprietary shatter-proof technology which the company guarantees won’t crack in case of accidental drops.
Under the hood, it gets a Snapdragon 820 processor bundled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. The camera unit gets a higher megapixel count with a 21MP primary camera sensor, while the front camera remains similar to what we have on the Moto G at 5MP. However, it gets a slightly beefier 3,500mAh battery.
The company has also announced MotoMods, which are modular accessories for the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. Accessories announced at launch include a JBL Soundboost speaker, Insta-Share projector and the Incipio-designed offGRID Power Pack. These modules can be hooked onto the phone via the 16-pin connector on the back of these smartphones.
To attract more manufacturers to develop more modular accessories for these smartphones, Motorola also announced a Moto Mods contest offering a $1 million prize for the winner.