Rumor: There won’t be a Moto Z 2017, instead, there’ll be a Moto Z2

Moto Z and Moto Z Force

In 2015, Motorola and Lenovo released the Moto X series that included a blend of high-end and budget variants. In 2016, the story was the same, but this time the partnership gave birth to a new Moto Z series.

While there have been rumors that Motorola and Lenovo are working on a Moto Z 2017, it appears that this won’t be the case. Instead, the company is set to unveil the Moto Z2, which is, technically, still the 2017 version of the Moto Z series.

So far, the tipster, Evan Blass, didn’t shed more light on the expected design and specs of the phone, leave alone the launch or release date. Last year, the biggest talking point for the Moto Z family was the Moto Mods. Given that Motorola has been releasing more and more Moto Mods, it is obvious that the Moto Z2 will keep the modular design.

As for the specs and features, we’ve seen several leaks and rumors about the Moto Z2, including internet speed tests as well as benchmarks. From all these, we can say that this year’s variant of the Moto Z family will take after the Galaxy S8 in shipping with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC that will be paired with 4GB RAM.

Using Sprint carrier, it was determined that an alleged Moto Z2 managed to clock speeds of between 700 and 900Mbps, but of course, this is based on 5G technology. Still, this would be a welcome feature for the flagship, alongside others such as the new Android 7.1 Nougat, a camera with larger lens (probably dual-lens) and enhanced Moto Mods functionality.

As noted earlier, these are based on rumors and leaks but Motorola hasn’t said a word just yet. It is possible that the Moto Z2 could be unveiled somewhere in towards – or during – the second half of this year. In short, there’s still plenty of time for more of these rumors and leaks. Brace yourself!