- Moto Z was initially unveiled in June this year
- Moto Z Force was launched alongside Moto Z in June
- Moto Z Play was launched at IFA 2016
The Moto Z series, which was unveiled at the Lenovo Tech World 2016 in San Francisco back in June, is set to launch in India on October 4. Motorola India’s official Twitter handle confirmed the launch event on October 4. Additionally, the company also started sending ‘Block your date’ invitations for the launch event.
As of now, it’s not clear which smartphones from the Moto Z series will be launched in India – the Moto Z, the Moto Z Force, or the Moto Z Play – or if all three are going to make their way into the country. To recall, Lenovo India had in June confirmed that the Moto Z along with the magnetic Snap-on back panels, the Moto Mods, would launch in India by October. The Moto Z Play, a more affordable variant of the Moto Z modular smartphone was announced at IFA 2016.
Running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the Moto Z features a fingerprint scanner on the home button, sports a USB Type-C port, and doesn’t include the 3.5mm headphone jack. It features a 5.5-inch QHD Amoled display, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM, and a choice of 32GB or 64GB of storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB). It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation (OIS) and laser autofocus, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with front flash. It packs a 2600mAh battery that can deliver up to 30 hours of battery life, with TurboPower charging to give 8 hours of battery life in 15 minutes.
The Motorola Moto Z Force, on the other hand, features Moto ShatterShield technology for its display, which the company says will not crack or shatter. It sports a larger 3500mAh battery. Rest of the specifications are same as the Moto Z. The biggest highlight of the Moto Z series is the Moto Mods which connect to the 16 dots at the rear. At launch, Lenovo launched the JBL SoundBoost, the Moto Insta-Share Projector, and the Power Pack.