Moto Z3 With 5G Moto Mod, Snapdragon 835 Launched: Price, Specifications
Motorola has announced the world first 5G upgradable smartphone Moto Z3 on Thursday at an event in Chicago, USA the company’s headquarters. The Moto Z series flagship smartphone comes with support for proprietary Moto Mods and the company has announced 5G Moto Mods along with the smartphone. The main highlighted feature of the phone includes a splash-resistant build, pure Android experience, 6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED 18:9 display, Snapdragon 835 SoC, dual rear cameras, AI photo features, side-mounted fingerprint sensor and much more.
The smartphone was well expected as the successor to the Moto Z2 Force and the company’s next-generation flagship. However, it eventually confirmed that no more Moto Z-Series models will debut this year. This means, unlike the last year Moto Z family that included the Moto Z2 Force and Moto Z2 Play, there will be the Moto Z3 and Moto Z3 Play this year.
Moto Z3: Specifications
The Moto Z3 comes with a 6.95-inch FHD+ with 1080 × 2160 resolution. The smartphone sports a Super AMOLED 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection with 18:9 aspect ratio display. The Moto Z3 is equipped with front firing loudspeaker, 4 far-field mic system, and USB Type-C audio. The smartphone has no home button at the bottom and similar to Moto Z3 Play it has one-button navigation and supports Moto Display with Moto Actions.
The Moto Z3 is made up of lightweight aircraft-grade 6000 series aluminum frame and also sports a water-repellent P2i coating to protect it from splashes. The smartphone has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 GPU.
In terms of Memory, the Moto Z3 comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage which is also expandable up to 2TB with microSD. The smartphone runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
On the camera department, there is a dual rear camera with two 12MP (monochrome + RGB) sensors with f/2.0 aperture, 1.25um pixel size, Laser Autofocus, dual LED flash, depth-sensing AI photo features, and support for Google Lens. There is an 8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture, wide-angle 84° lens, and screen flash.
Connectivity options includes 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C. The smartphone is powered by a 3000mAh battery with Turbocharging support.
Motorola has also introduced new 5G Moto Mod which comes with 2000mAh battery. It makes the Z3 world’s first 5G upgradable smartphone and it will get access to Verizon’s 5G Network when it launches in 2019. The company has also partnered with Qualcomm to enable the next-gen network access on the Moto Z3. The new Moto Mod will use a Snapdragon X50 modem to 5G access on Verizon.
Moto Z3: Price and Availability
The Moto Z3 is priced at $480 (₹ 32,940 approx.) in retail or at $20 a month for 24 months exclusively through Verizon starting August 16. The smartphone comes in Ceramic Black color option only. The 5G Moto Mod will be available in the US in early 2019.