Following dozens of leaks, Lenovo has today announced the new Moto Z family. The new Moto Z and Moto Z Force share similar designs, but with different specifications and price points. Let’s take a look.
The Moto Z is the flagship in this pairing. It includes a 5.5″ QHD AMOLED display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 13MP rear camera. It also packs a 2,600 mAh battery rated at 30 hours of battery life, and all in the thinnest smartphone body ever made at just 5.2mm.
The Moto Z Force packs the same specifications, but with added battery capacity and more. It packs a 5.5″ display, but this time with Motorola’s ShatterShield technology which we saw last year on the DROID Turbo 2 although the tech has been improved in the time since. Under the hood it’ll pack a Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 21MP camera. This device is slightly thicker at 7mm (for comparison, the iPhone 6S is 6.9mm), but it will still pack a 3,500 mAh battery.
Both phones will use all-metal builds and will ship with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It’ll also include four front facing sensors to activate the ambient display and include classic Moto features such as the double twist to open the camera and always listening comments.
To make these new devices stand out a bit more, both will be compatible with MotoMods and StyleMods. Both of these will enable the devices to extended their capabilities by adding improved speakers, extra battery power, and even a projector. StyleMods can add materials such as real wood and leather to improve the look of the device. All of these mods attach via magnets and transfer data with the phone via pins on the back.
Both devices will be available in the US starting this Summer with a Verizon exclusive at launch. Pricing has yet to be confirmed, but when purchased on Verizon these devices will be pick up the “DROID Edition” tag with DROID branding as well. Starting in the fall however you’ll be able to pick up both the Moto Z and Moto Z Force unlocked with global availability kicking off in September.