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.