Once covered by the rumors, the new flagship from Motorola has been finally revealed. Lenovo owned Motorola has launched the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. While both of these handsets is powered by equally powerful chipset, the Moto Z is thinner whereas the Moto Z Force offers bigger battery and shattered proof display, which as claimed by the company won’t shatter or break even if you drop it.
The Moto Z features a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display, powered by Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB of RAM alongside 32 or 64GB of internal storage, which can be expanded via a microSD card slot. Camera wise, the Moto Z sports a 13MP primary sensor with features like laser autofocus, OIS and dual LED flash, whereas the front is equipped with 5MP selfie shooter with wide-angle lens. The smartphone measures 5.2mm in thickness and is made from “aircraft grade aluminum and stainless steel”.
Other noticeable features include a fingerprint scanner at the front, as well as is protected by a water repellent coat. The whole phone runs on 2,600mAh battery with Qualcomm’s quick charge support. Connectivity wise, the phone features a USB Type-C connector and runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Coming to the Moto Z Force, the smartphone is little bit thicker, measuring 6.99mm with an added advantages of bigger battery of 3,500mAh battery, a better camera, as well as a shatter proof display. While the Moto Z featured a 13MP sensor, due to its thickness Motorola has managed to integrate Moto Z Force with a better 21MP camera possessing f/1.8 aperture rate alongside features like phase detection autofocus, as well as laser autofocus and OIS. What’s interesting is that both of these Moto Z smartphones don’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack, although Motorola will include a USB Type-C to 3.5mm jack in the box. Aside from the features mentioned above, the Moto Z Force boast similar hardware like the Moto Z.
While both phones feature impressive specs, the main selling point of these smartphones are the support for the new MotoMods. While the LG G5 already supported modules, the Moto Z handsets follows the same path but in different style – it has modules which can easily snap onto the back of phone, thanks to its powerful magnetic connector. In case you are wondering, the modules are connected to those 16 dots which you can see at the lower back of the phone. Motorola has provided the list of the modules currently available:
- JBL SoundBoost Speaker
- Moto Insta-Share Projector
- Power Packs
- Moto Style Shell
Moto Z will be available to consumer starting from September, whereas the Moto Z Force is expected to be available later this year.