In this age, it is basically impossible to find a smartphone without some sort of attachments, be it headphones, protective cases and so on.
However, some people have never bothered checking out some of these accessories thanks to their lack of thrilling capabilities as well as a poor form factor that usually ‘destroys’ the initial looks of a phone. Apple, LG, and Samsung have them, but Motorola wants to change everything we know about these smartphone accessories with the new Moto Z series.
There is no shred of doubt that the Moto Z is a flamboyant phone, however, many will relish working with the Moto Mods accessories, something that comes as a separate package from the phone. The Moto Mods include the likes of projectors, power banks as well as vanity cases, among others. What they do is simply attach to the rear of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, the rugged and tough version of the Moto Z, through pogo-style connectors. These are connectors that make use of strong magnets and small dots to bring about a data and power connection between the phone and the attached Mod with no need for USB cables.
Of course, don’t expect the design and weight of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force to remain the same once you’ve added a Mod, however, the changes are insignificant. Once a Mod is attached, you will be alerted via a vibration and on-screen notification.
As for the Moto Z and Moto Z Force themselves, you will not be disappointed by what they have to offer in terms of specs. The standard Moto Z is made of a combination of aluminum and stainless steel that has been covered with a water resistant coating. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 820 SoC that is paired with an onboard storage of 32GB, which can be expanded via a microSD card of up to 2TB. As for the camera, you get a 13MP main camera and 5MP secondary snapper. The phone has a 2600mAh battery unit, which is charged via a USB Type-C connector. A fingerprint scanner is also on board this device.
As for the Moto Z Force, you get a better camera and battery unit, but the rest of the specs remain the same as the Moto Z. There will be Droid versions of the phone coming up later, but just like previous Moto Droids, the new variant will remain exclusive to Verizon, with preorders set to begin this coming month.
The unlocked Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be available for purchase this fall.