Moto Z and Moto Z Force announced with Snapdragon 820 and Modular Design
At the Tech World 2016 event by parent company – Lenovo, Motorola announced two new high-end smartphones – Moto Z and Moto Z Force smartphones. Both devices standout not only with their top shelf specs but also the modular accessories called the Moto Mods, available with it.
The Moto Z and Moto Z Force which will be launching in the US on Verizon as the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid; are both powered by the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS and has the same 5.5-inch QHD Super AMOLED display but the latter has a shatterproof display (ShatterShield) and the body is nano-coated for water repelling.
The Motorola Moto Z has Corning Gorilla Glass coating on the display, packs 4GB RAM, either 32GB or 64GB built-in storage space along with the processor and is backed by a 2600mAh battery with TurboPower charging tech. It also pack four microphones, four speakers, a fingerprint scanner and the USB Type-C port replaces both the micro USB port for charging and the 3.5mm audio jack for headphones.
In the camera segment, there is a rear facing 13MP Camera with f/1.8 aperture, OIS, Laser AutoFocus, dual-tone LED flash and a front facing 5MP camera with f/2.2 aperture. Connectivity options includes – NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, Dual Band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO and 4G LTE (Cat.9).
The Moto Z Force on its part, has a bigger 3500mAh battery with the TurboPower charging tech and the main camera is a 21MP camera with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, OIS. The rest of the specs details including the memory, storage space and connectivity are same as that of the Moto Z.
Both the Moto Z and Moto Z Force are customisable using the Motora Moto Style and are designed to attach magnetically with their modular accessories called Moto Mods. Some of these include – the JBL Sound Boost, Insta-Share Projector and Incipio offGRID power pack.