Moto Z Modular Smartphone launching in India on 4th October

Moto Z, along with its modular mates called, Mods, is slated to launch in India on 4th October. Lenovo owned Moto unveiled its first modular smartphone, MOTO Z in June this year. The phone comes in 3 variants, Moto Z, Moto Z Play and Moto Z Force, although there is no confirmation if all these 3 versions will be launched in India.

Media invites have been sent out for an event to be held on 4th October where Moto Z will be launched.

Interestingly, Motorola is the first mainstream brand that removed 3.5mm headphone jack ! Although LeEco was first to remove the headphone jack from the phones but it is not that big a name as Apple or a Motorola.

Moto Z smartphones come with a 16 pin connector on the back that let’s snap on modules connect and add on to the functionalities of the phone. 3 of these Moto Mods were showcased at the Lenovo Tech World 2016. Later Lenovo launched the Hasseblad Mod at IFA .

Moto Z Specifications

  • 5.5-inch Quad HD(2K) AMOLED Corning Gorilla Glass display
  • 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • 32GB / 64GB internal memory with expandable memory up to 2TB via microSD
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Dual SIM, 4G LTE (Cat 9), WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz) with MIMO, NFC
  • 13MP rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash, OIS, f/1.8 aperture
  • 5MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 2600mAh battery with Turbo charging
  • Thickness: 5.19mm; Weight: 136g
  •  USB-C port for headphones, charging and data, Front-ported loud speaker, 4-Mics

It would be really interesting the future of modular smartphones as LG G5 attempted to to bring modularity to mainstream  recieved a mixed response and Google’s own Project Ara has already been shelved.

What is your take on Modular phones ? and which one of the 3 we’ve seen is most practical Moto Z, LG G5 or Project Ara? Do lest us know your thhoughts in the comments section below.

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