There were rumors about announcement of new flagship line Moto Z. And these rumors has been confirmed. In Lenovo Tech World 2016, Lenovo showed top smartphone Moto Z in ultrathin body and practical Moto Z Force with unbreakable screen ShatterShield like in last year’s Moto X Force. Company also introduced modules Moto Mods, which are attached to back panel. Accessories will be being created also by third-party companies, and Lenovo guarantees full compatibility with next generation of devices Moto Z, which will be on sale in 2017 year.
Moto Z has 5.5 inch display with 2560×1440 QHD resolution, CPU Snapdragon 820, 4 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of expandable internal memory. 13-megapixel camera has double LED flash, laser autofocusing and image optical stabilization system. Front-facing 5-megapixel camera is with wide-angle optics. There is finger scanner in the button under screen. In addition, special waterproof covering of all-metal body protect flagship from splashes.
Device has only 2600 mAh battery with capability of fast charge (up to 50% within 20 minutes). Claimed battery life is 30 hours under normal usage. Operating system is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Moto Z Force also has the same 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 2560×1440 resolution, but it protected from cracks in case of drops. Moto Z Force features are almost the same as in Moto Z except 21-megapixel camera with additional phase focusing. Thickness of metal body increased from 5.2 mm (in Moto Z) to 6.99 mm, that is why Moto Z Force has 3500 mAh battery (up to 40 working hours, availability of fast charge).
Peculiarity of both smartphones is in that they have only USB Type-C and don’t have audio jack. For working with ordinary headphones, company included adapter in delivery set.
Now the line include several accessories, including powerful speakers JBL SoundBoost with own battery (up to 10 hours of listening to music). Moto Insta-Share Projector can paint with 480p resolution up to 70 inch. Powerbank Incipio offGRID provides 22 additional working hours for smartphone (it has 2220 mAh battery inside) and supports wireless charging. Moto style shells is removable back covers out of different materials with different texture.
In USA Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be on sale already this summer exclusively in Verizon mobile operator stores and with addition “Droid Edition”. In other countries smartphones will appear in September.