Motorola May Launch Moto Z3, One Power and Motorola One Today

Joshua Bennett
August 5, 2018

Now that we have wrapped up the hardware specifications of the Moto Z3, let us move on to the 5G Moto Mod that has been made in partnership with Verizon.

This year has already seen the release of a whole host of smartphones from Motorola, including the Moto E5, Moto G6 and the entry-level Moto Z3 Play (released in the United States but not yet over here). Pricing for the 5G Moto Mod is unknown at the moment.

The Moto Z3 will be available exclusively to Verizon, allowing the 5G Moto Mod to connect to the operator's 5G network which is now live in Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Houston. It still supports MotoMods but will be the last Moto Z device, so from next year you can probably say goodbye to the modular system.

At a press event at its headquarters in Chicago, Motorola officially announced the Moto Z3 on Thursday, August 2.

Motorola launched the Moto Z3 at a list price of $480, which translates to Rs. 33,000 approximately. The smartphone will go on sale exclusively via Verizon in Ceramic Black color option starting August 16.

Moto Z3 will be available from August 16, while 5G Moto Mod will arrive in the USA exclusively in early 2019.

The Moto Z3 packs Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset coupling up with a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

In terms of optics, it sports 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. On the front, you'll find an 8-megapixel f/2.0 selfie snapper too. It has support for 4G VoLTE, 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5 LE, NFC, and Global Positioning System. Also, the device runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo OS out of the box but is expected to get a speedy update to Android 9.0 P when it arrives. To compensate, the 5G Moto Mod has its own 2,000 mAh battery so it doesn't drain the Moto Z3's battery. Not to mention a new OnePlus 6T, the LG V40, and now the Moto Z3.

While this sounds good in theory, it might be easier to simply buy a 5G-ready phone in 2019 rather than attach a Moto Mod to get the benefits of faster speed.

5G Moto Mod As well as the phone, Motorola has announced a 5G Moto Mod that will allow users to access the Verizon 5G network. A mobile solution will follow in 2019, which is when that 5G Moto Mod will come in handy. The 5G Moto Mod has an in-built 2000 mAh battery.

Both the handset and the Mod are exclusive to Verizon, which is another company that wants to be first out of the gate with 5G. However, it may have issues with edge detection, which is something that the Moto Z3 Play suffered from as well.

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