Motorola has entered the modular phone space with the just announced Moto Z and Moto Z force, both devices are top-end devices by all standards, and should compete favourably in the high-end device space. Motorola claims that the Moto Z is the worlds thinnest premium phone at 5.2mm while the Moto Z force comes in at 7mm. To those who don’t know, Motorola is a sub brand of Lenovo because they purchased the by Lenovo.
That said let’s have a look at the specs of both devices, shall we? First off, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force has similar save for slight key differences in features. The Moto Z and Moto Z Force both sport a full metal body, that carries a 5.5-inch Quad HD screen, the Moto Z force screen is enforced with Motorola’s latest shatter shield technology, thus making the devices screen and body shatter proof. Inside the shell of both devices sits 4GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage with memory card expansion, and a Qualcomm SnapDragon 820 processor. For pictures and videos, the Moto Z sports a 13MP area camera equipped with OIS, laser auto focus and dual tone LED flash; a 5MP front camera sits atop the device. Moto Z force comes with a more pixeled rear camera at 21MP and a similar 5MP front camera. A finger print scanner is built into the devices home button.
Moto Z and Moto Z Force ditches the conventional 3.5 millimeter headphone jacket for USB-type C headphone port. Powering the devices are a 2,600mAh battery for the Moto Z and a 3,500mAh for the Moto Z Force and they will run Android Marshmallow out of the box. Both devices will be wearing water repelling coating and will come in Black/Gray, Black/Rose Gold, Black/Gold and White colours.
I have saved the best for last, which is Modular feature of both devices. Motorola is calling these handsets “SnapPhones,” referring to an allegedly groundbreaking technology that underscores their modular nature. Using “snap-like magic,” both devices can have be transformed into outdoor speakers with the JBL sound boost module, professional cameras, a large battery phone with the incipio off grid module, a projector with insta-share projector, a stylish phone with the stylish shell module that that beautifies the devices rear, or anything esle depending on the number of modules Motorola makes available for both devices. The official name for the modules are ‘Moto Mods’, the mods can be attached easily without going through the hassle of rebooting your device as seen in the LG G5. However, credit goes to LG for laying the ground work for modular devices by debuting the first mainstream modular device the LG G5.
Moto Z and Z Force will be available in September to select countries, hopefully, Nigeria will be among these select countries. The pricing of these devices are still unknown, rest assured you will get an update on the prices as soon as we get the info.