Lenovo unveiled the latest Moto smartphones at the Lenovo Tech World event in San Francisco with 2 variants; Moto Z and Moto Z Force.
The Moto Z and the Moto Z Force come with top of the line hardware specs and Modular design.
HTC took a safe approach with apparent specs, and excellent build quality and Samsung improved their design with the S7 and S7 edge, LG and Lenovo have jumped to non-conventional modular approach.
LG might have come up with a modular phone first this year, but Lenovo has taken “Modularity” to a whole new level. The Magical “16 Magnetic Points” have played a significant role and probably the most crucial part in this whole presentation.
The primary advantage of Mods is they can be changed easily without removing the battery or switching off the phone.
Lenovo’s CEO Yang Yuanqing and Actor “Ashton Kutcher” revealed the Moto Z and Moto Z Force along with Moto-Mods.
The Moto Z is a flagship with best specifications for 2016 and also is the “World’s Thinnest Premium Smartphone” with just 5.2 mm thickness.
Lenovo has ditched the 3.5 mm jack to make the smartphone this thin and will use the USB-Type C port for listening to music, an approach which is also used by LeEco in the recently launched LE Max 2 and LE 2.
The phone has 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display and has all metal build. It has 13 MP rear camera, dual LED flash with OIS and laser autofocus and a 5 MP front camera along with a dedicated front flash.
The looks are quite similar to this year’s Moto G4 Plus and come with the same square fingerprint scanner.
Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset with 4 GB RAM and 2600 mAh battery.
The smartphone comes with 32 GB / 64 GB of storage space.
Notably, the company states that it will get “30 hours” of battery life with a single charge and will charge quickly and give 8 hrs of battery life in just 15min; with the help of Turbo Charging.
The Smartphone will be available only with Verizon, and in the US this summer and later in September both the smartphone will launch in India and other countries.
Going with a single operator and that too in one country don’t look like a global launch and delaying it for so many months will be again not very fruitful for Lenovo, hope good sense prevails and they change the current stance.
MOTO Z FORCE
Moto Z Force comes with similar specs like the Moto Z but has a rugged design. It sports a Shatter-Shield Display which would prevent the screen from breaking and can withstand falls and wear – tear.
The Moto Z Force comes with 5.5 inch Quad HD display and 535 PPI to offer an incredible experience to the users.
Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and Adreno 530 GPU along with 4 GB of ram.
Also, the phone offers a 21 MP rear camera along with Laser Autofocus and OIS and even has an 8 Mp front camera with front flash.
Moreover, the phone is a tad thicker at 7 mm but is still thinner in comparison to the competition.
Besides, it packs a massive 3500 mAh battery which gives 40 hrs of battery life on a single charge.
Notably, it charges very quickly and gives 15 hrs of battery life with only 15 min of charge with the help of Turbo Charging technology.
Both the phones come with a similar fingerprint scanner along with the magnetic points at the back like the Moto Z.
Also, it sports the USB type-C port at the bottom and comes with Android 6.0.1 out of the box.
Since it is Motorola phone, it offers near stock Android experience; we can expect a fast update to Android N soon!
Specs and hardware aside the significant addition to the Moto phones are the custom Moto Mods.
Moto Insta-Share Projector which can easily deliver a 70-inch projector experience. JBL SoundBoost to enhance the sound output and fill the room with a great output. And the Moto Shells to make them look great.
Lenovo showcased the Power Pack which would provide 22 hrs of extra battery life. Lenovo also unveiled Style Shells/Mods with various fabrics and premium quality.
All the Mods are unique and are more convenient than LG G5 Friends as we don’t have to remove the battery or switch off the phone to use them, they can be simply attached at the back using a magnetic connector.
Pricing of the phones and Mods are unknown at the moment, but they have declared that it’ll be Verizon exclusive in the USA and will be available this Summer.
Availability of the products globally will be in September, and the Mods will release along with the Flagships of Motorola!
Lenovo has undoubtedly created a buzz in the market with offbeat products along with their Project Tango; Phab 2 series and foldable phones and tablets.