Lenovo-owned Motorola will launch its first modular smartphone, Moto Z in India on October 4. The company has started sending out media invites for the same. Earlier, Motorola had confirmed that it will launch Moto Z just before Diwali. Motorola’s Moto Z is available in three variants – Moto Z, Moto Z Force, and Moto Z Play. Moto Z and Moto Z Force were launched at company’s Tech World Conference while Moto Z Play was made official at IFA 2016.
With Google confirming the death of its Project Ara and admitting the lacklustre demand for modular devices, Motorola’s approach is definitely setting a new trend. Apart from modular design, Motorola has managed to make Moto Z and Moto Z Force a top-end flagship. Moto Z features a 5.5-inch Quad HD display while Z Force gets same 5.5-inch QHD display with shatterproof glass on top. Moto Z is just 5.2mm thick while the Moto Z Force is 7mm at its thickest point. Both Moto Z and Moto Z Force come with 4GB and option of 32 or 64GB storage. Moto Z is backed by a smaller 2,600mAh battery while Z Force gets a larger 3,500mAh battery.
Moto Z Play, on the other hand, is a toned down version of Moto Z Force. The smartphone features a 5.5-inch display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. There are 3GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, and 32GB storage. Moto Z Play is 7mm thick and weighs 165 grams.
Moto Z Play sports a 16MP primary camera with dual-LED flash, phase detection, and laser autofocus. There is also a 5MP front camera. While Moto Z and Z Force skip 3.5mm headphone jack, Moto Z Play gets the proprietary audio jack. Yes, you can bring your old headphones along with this one. Moto Z Play is backed by a 3,510mAh battery with support for snap on battery mod.
Moto Z Play sports a 16MP primary camera with dual-LED flash, phase detection and laser autofocus. There is also a 5MP front camera.
The whole Moto Z series is exciting in terms of smartphone evolution and form the spiritual successor to Razr series. The most obvious thing here would be a price. While the smartphones are truly innovative in terms of technology, pricing will play the key role in India’s cost-conscious market.