Moto Z and Moto Z Force modular smartphones officially announced by Lenovo


Moto Z and Moto Z Force modular smartphones

At a press event that took place in San Francisco (California) yesterday evening, Lenovo unveiled to the world its Moto Z and Moto Z Force modular smartphones, which will be replacing the infamous Moto X starting this fall.

Both Moto Z’s have similar specs: 5.5-inch Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) display, both equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 32 and 64GB of internal storage, 5MP front-facing camera, Marshmallow 6.0.1 OS, fingerprint sensor, no headphones jack, but with USB-C port and those 16 pin connectors at the back which will allow one to easily switch between modules that Lenovo calls Moto Mods (video projector, JBL stereo speakers, extra battery pack, etc).

The differentiating features on the outside of the smartphones is their thickness and weight: Moto Z measures 5.2mm and weighs in at 136 grams, the Z Force on the other hand is thicker (or not) at its 7mm slim silhouette and weighs 163 grams. The main camera comes with 21MP sensor on the Z force, while the standard Moto Z feature a 13MP camera, both with LED Flash and OIS.

The battery capacity is another differentiating feat: Moto Z packs a 2,600 mAh battery, which will last through the day, while the Z Force comes with a 3,500 mAh battery, and one can also add the Moto module for extra battery, if needed.

About the Moto Mods, for now there are only a few options such as transforming the Moto Z into an on-the-go video projector, a stereo sound speaker powered by JBL technology or making the smartphone act as a power bank for other gadgets.

Moto Z and Moto Z force will be available in Europe this September for a starting price of 499 dollars unlocked.