Lenovo set to launch new Moto Z series



The Moto Z flagship will be unveiled in just a few hours on the
stage of the Lenovo Tech World event, so it’s last call for rumors. Here’s a
quick summary of everything we’ve seen so far.
First off, obviously, it’s Moto Z, the Moto X name has reportedly been retired.
The defining feature of the Moto Z will be its modular design,
using Moto Mods modules. Unlike Project  Ara
(which originated at Motorola, but stayed at Google), you only get one module
that covers the entire back (with a cutout for the camera). Unlike the LG G5,
the modules here are external and probably won’t require a restart.
The modules can be used as an alternative to Motomaker, we’ve seen
photos of wooden
and leather backs as well
as Moto’s ballistic nylon. These are called “StyleMods.”

Others will
add functionality, from basic stuff like extra battery to advanced features like a camera with 10x optical zoom. Hasselblad’s name is in the mix, while JBL may provide some
serious audio. Rumors even talk of far-out features like a built-in pico
projector with stereo speakers for a pocketable movie theater. You can see the
pogo pins at the lower back that will provide the connectivity.
As for the
phone itself, the Moto Z will be very thin (5.2mm) so even with a module it will stay reasonable. The main
camera is reportedly a 13MP shooter with OIS for a solid experience even
without modules. Power will come from a Snapdragon 820 chipset with 4GB of RAM.
We’ll get the monochrome colors (Black and White) and most likely two gold colors
(Rose and regular).

By the sound
of it, there will be at least two Moto Z phones – one with a 5.2″ screen,
one with 5.5″, both using AMOLED. The big model will be Moto Z Style while
the more compact phone will be Moto Z Play, similar to the current lineup. The
difference in size most likely means that modules will not be interchangeable,
though.

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