Lenovo owned Motorola has announced their two new flagship devices – Moto Z and Moto Z Force at the Tech World 2016 Conference in San Francisco. The company also unveiled the Moto Mods magnetic snap-on back panels for the Moto Z & Moto Z Force.

The Moto Z features a 5.5-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD AMOLED Display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor along with Adreno 530 GPU. It comes with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 2TB via microSD card.

Moto Z

It sports a 13MP Rear camera with Dual-tone LED Flash, f/1.8 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, Laser AutoFocus, OIS and a 5MP Front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, wide-angle lens. It has a fingerprint sensor embedded on the home button. It boasts 2600mAh battery with Turbo charge technology which can provide up to 8 hours of battery life with just 5 minutes of charging.

The device supports Single-SIM (Nano) and runs on the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Operating system. Connectivity options includes 4G LTE (Cat 9) with VoLTE support, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.1, NFC & GPS.

Moto Z Specifications:

  • Display: 5.5-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD AMOLED Display
  • Processor: 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, Adreno 530 GPU
  • RAM and Storage: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 32/64GB internal storage (expandable up to 2TB)
  • Camera: 13MP Rear camera with Dual-tone LED Flash, f/1.8 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, Laser AutoFocus, OIS and a 5MP Front camera with f/2.2 aperture, wide-angle lens
  • OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Battery: 2600mAh battery with Turbo Charge technology
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE (Cat 9) with VoLTE support, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS
  • Dimensions: 153.3×75.3×5.2 mm and weighs 136 grams

Moto Z Force

The Moto Z Force features a 5.5-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD AMOLED Display with 535ppi pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The display has Moto ShatterShield technology which ensures the display won’t crack or shatter in case of an accidental drop. The device is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor along with Adreno 530 GPU. It comes with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 2TB using microSD card.

It sports a 21MP Rear camera with Dual-tone LED Flash, f/1.8 aperture, Laser AutoFocus, OIS and a 5MP Front camera with f/2.2 aperture, wide-angle lens. It has a fingerprint sensor embedded on the home button. The device boasts 3500mAh battery with Turbo Charge technology which can provide up to 15 hours of battery life with just 15 minutes of charging.

It supports Single SIM (nano) and runs on the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Operating system. Connectivity options includes 4G LTE (Cat 9) with VoLTE support, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.1, NFC & GPS.

Moto Z Force Specifications:

  • Display: 5.5-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD AMOLED Shatterproof Display
  • Processor: 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, Adreno 530 GPU
  • RAM and Storage: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 32/64GB internal storage (expandable up to 2TB)
  • Camera: 21MP Rear camera with Dual-tone LED Flash, f/1.8 aperture, Laser AutoFocus, OIS and a 5MP Front camera with f/2.2 aperture, wide-angle lens
  • OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Battery: 3500mAh battery with Turbo Charge technology
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE (Cat 9) with VoLTE support, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS
  • Dimensions: 155.9×75.8×6.9 mm and weighs 163 grams

Both the smartphones doesn’t feature a 3.5mm audio jack for the headphones. There will be a USB Type-C to 3.5mm audio port adapter included in the box.

Moto-Z-Moto-Mods

Both the Moto Z & Moto Z Force smartphones supports modular accessories called the “Moto Mods”. They have 16 ‘magical pins’ located at the bottom back using which you can attatch the modules. The company has unveiled 4 Moto Mods for these devices which are as follows:

1. JBL SoundBoost Speaker – It can provide high-quality Louder sound output than what you get with inbuilt speaker and gives enhanced audio experience.

2. Incipio offGRID Power Packs – It can provide 22 hours of additional battery life

3. Moto Insta-Share Projector – It can convert the phone to a 70-inch projector

4. Moto Style Shell – A Simple Swappable Backplate which offers Premium finish like Wood, Leather, Patterned Fabric and let’s you change look of your smartphone.

Moto Z

Pricing & Availability:

The Lenovo Moto Z & Moto Z Force will be available globally from September along with Moto Mods accessories. However, the pricing of both the devices and Moto mods are yet to be disclosed. In the US, they will be available on Verizon starting from September as Moto Z Droid & Moto Z Force Droid.