The phone was announced last night at a US occasion and for today, remains Verizon exclusive. This time around, there is absolutely no Force moniker either.
The compatibility into the motor mods as we understand them is still in place, also. Though that last piece is not such a huge surprise because the brand new Moto Z3 is physically identical to the already available Moto Z3 Play.
Moto and Verizon used the chance to showcase a brand new MotoMod (still in development) that are going to be able to add 5G connectivity into the Moto Z3 family once the Verizon 5g network lighting up for customers next year.
The Moto Z3 will come with a couple specs changes. And compared to last year’s Moto Z2 Force, the changes are definitely much more noticeable. The whole body is directly borrowed from the Z3 Playdown to the size 156.5 x 76.5 x 6.8 mm and also the pounds – 156 grams. That is only slightly beefier than the Moto Z2 Force, but the major display to body ratio advancement makes for a far more efficient utilization of space. Speaking of that, the large 6.01-inch, Super AMOLED display from the Z3 Play is also current.
- Body: Gorilla Glass 3 front and back, aluminum frame; p2i water-repellent nano-coating Display: 6.01-inch, 18:9, FHD+ 2160×1080, Super AMOLED, MAX Vision
- OS: Android 8.1
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) CPU, Adreno 540 GPU, 4GB RAM
- Storage: 64GB internal, microSD expansion (dedicated slot)
- Rear Camera: 12 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.9″, 1.25µm, PDAF & laser AF + 12 MP B/W, f/2.0, 1/2.9″, 1.25µm, PDAF & laser AF, two-tone LED, 4K video
- Front Camera: 8 megapixels, f2.0, 1080p video
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE (optional upgrade to 5G though Moto mod), Nano-SIM, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, A-GPS/GLONASS, NFC, USB-C port, FM radio
- Battery: 3,000mAh non-removable, Motorola TurboPower 15W fast charging support
- Misc: Fingerprint sensor, Moto Display, Moto Mod support
The major changes include the chipset, swapped for the Snapdragon 835, at the Moto Z3 and the camera. The latter is unquestionably tweaked, but not necessarily better. However, more about that later.
For Verizon, the carrier agenda clearly comes first, which is the reason why the 5G measure on the roadmap soaked up a great deal of spotlight at the Moto Z3 unveiling occasion. In fact, it sort of feels like Verizon jumped to the chance to showcase a 5G apparatus upgrade path, even though one isn’t really feasible, however, contemplating the rushed and demanding, an unfinished status of the 5G Moto Mod. That having been said, the message was loud and clear – Verizon is going to be the first to launch a 5G residential service in the use, followed by a 5G cellular alternative, sometime in 2019.
The exact release and expansion schedule is unknown and thus is the pricing and availability of the 5G Moto Mod. But having an actual physical apparatus and 5G connectivity alternative, janky or maybe not, in hand, at an announcement occasion, certainly makes for a more remarkable promise of future goals.
Together with 5G upgrade capabilities aside, join us on the subsequent pages where we will find a better look at the Moto Z3.