Lenovo-owned Motorola is throwing everything it has in the smartphone world as it tries to keep pace with the rest of the industry, especially with competition in the mid-range category getting tougher each passing day.
In essence, Motorola has done quite an amazing job in the past with respect to mid-range, but powerful handsets with affordable price tags. The company has seen huge success with the likes of Moto G and Moto E series, but things haven’t been the same over the past few years. The latest attempts have seen the company refresh the Moto G series as well as the Moto E series (yet to be released), but this does not mean it has nothing to offer in the flagship end.
The company recently announced the Moto Z and Moto Z Force – two phones that have been arguably hailed as better at modular functionality than what LG imagined with the G5. These two come with great processing power, but they are not the best when it comes sleek designs. However, the Moto Mods are what make this device unique as they add more functionality by attaching them to the back via magnetic contacts.
While this is a great addition by Lenovo, concerns started growing when one review from Ars Technica came in claiming that Motorola’s new handsets – the Moto Z and Moto Z Force – cannot receive monthly Android Security updates. What this means is that the handsets are open to attacks that are usually taken care of through these patches, however, Motorola has been quick to come in with a respond to this statement, promising that the Moto Z and Moto Z Force will receive monthly security updates immediately they are availed by Google.
In case you didn’t know, the Moto Z and Z Force will not be here until July 28. However, test or rather review units have already been handed out, all of which are based on the May security update. But Motorola has further confirmed that these review units will also be updated to the latest July security patch level before the official release of the phones next week.
When they are eventually released, the Moto Z will be available at a price of $624 while the Moto Z Force will cost $720. These prices are exclusive to Verizon, and so is the Moto Z Force variant. Pre-orders for the two phones are already underway on Verizon, with the stores set to receive the phone as from July 28.
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