Motorola Moto Z3 launched with 5G MotoMod: Price, Specifications and features

Gerald Bowen
August 3, 2018

The phone is available from August 16 while the 5G Moto Mod will be out early next year. The Chicago-based smartphone maker launched the device at an event in its backyard early this morning and the most interesting part here is that Motorola is still trying to convince people that modular smartphones make sense.

The device comes with the glass back body and the metal frame gives it a rigidity. The Moto Z3 sports a 6.1-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display, carrying a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels. There is a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the top. On the camera front, it could feature a dual camera (12MP+12MP sensors) at the rear and an 8MP snapper upfront for selfies and video calling. Apart from the design, the Moto Z3 also borrows some of the specs from the Z3 Play. Motorola included a fingerprint reader with the Moto Z3, but unlike most phones it's not on the back; it's actually on the right side of the phone. Under the hood of the smartphone runs Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which is further expandable up to 2TB via a microSD card.

The 5G Moto Mod won't be available until 2019.

Motorola launched the Moto Z3 at a list price of $480, which translates to Rs. 33,000 approximately.

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Similar to the Moto Z3 Play, the Moto Z3 has One Button Nav that offers an iPhone X-like experience. However, the battery supports fast charging with Moto's TurboPower solution.

The Mod has a Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem in it, an X24 4G modem, and its own 2,000mAh battery that it shares with the phone.

There is no 3.5mm audio jack, but the company is providing a 3.5mm to USB Type-C adapter. The phone also comes with a dual LED flash for better picture capture in low-light situations. It comes with features like portrait mode, true black and white, face filters, manual mode and object recognition, which is powered by Google Lens. The next-generation wireless technology, promising significantly higher speed and responsiveness, is seen as a potential catalyst for a wave of innovation in tech, powering everything from self-driving cars to telemedicine and streaming VR. Verizon customers can expect Android Oreo 8.1, 64 GB of storage, and 4 GB of memory on the Z3. Most of the magnetic attachments seemingly boost battery life, but one of the most intriguing accessories is a mod that lets the device tap into the 5G network. We will have a full review of the phone by then, although the Mod isn't coming out until next year.

Once attached, the Z3 will recognize the Mod and allow the user to transmit and receive data on Verizon's 5G mobile network.

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