The Moto Z and its tougher brother the Moto Z Force are no longer a rumor as Motorola recently announced the two handsets, but their official sale is yet to go live.
Despite this, rumors of the successor to the Moto Z series are already here, with even more details about the 2017 Moto X showing up alongside this news. While everyone expects the Chinese OEM Lenovo to oversee an array of changes in terms of performance, design and maybe display quality, the latest leaks are all about the rear camera of both the Moto Z and Moto X handsets to be released next year.
We have seen competition in the hardware performance specs of smartphones almost take an equal stance irrespective of the manufacturer. Whether it’s Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo, ZTE, OnePlus, ASUS or even Oppo, you will still come across handsets that pack about the same performance specs under the hood. However, with many buyers now taking their focus off hardware specs since nearly all devices are equally powerful, attention has now started moving towards other areas, mainly the camera.
HTC made some changes when it shifted from Megapixels to Ultrapixels. Samsung recently came in with DualPixel technology while LG G5 went for dual-lens camera setup, similar to Huawei’s P9. However, Lenovo has its own offering as it looks to better the rear snappers of next year’s Moto Z and Moto X. According to the latest reports, the Chinese OEM will be looking to cut down on the megapixels count when it unveils the Moto Z and Moto X next year. While this is happening, the company will also be increasing the size of each individual pixel so as to allow more light to be taken in, something that promises great photography even when in poor lighting conditions.
This year’s Moto Z and Moto Z Force have 13MP and 21MP rear snappers respectively. Apparently, the 21MP snapper will be trimmed down to a yet to be known figure, but the result of this will be better low-light images. Furthermore, Lenovo is said to be looking to improve on the quality of lenses used on the handsets as well as retain OIS and laser autofocus on the 2017 Moto X and Moto Z phones.
Since the Moto Z and Moto X phones in the discussion are still a year away, it is better not to get too excited. But until then, the Moto Z, Moto Z Force, and the rumored Moto Z Play are what you can watch out for.