What makes this device stand out from the rest of its competition is the addition of the new Moto Mods; which are modules that can be snapped on the back of the device and connected to the phone through the 16 pins on its bottom portion. Along with its announcement, they released a teaser video for the Mods, which include the following options:
- JBL SoundBoost - A speaker module that comes equipped with a kickstand and battery that lasts up to 10 hours of sound.
- Insta-Share Projector -A module for the Moto Z that can project a screen up to 70 inches in size. The module includes a battery that helps prolong the battery on the phone so it can project screens up to an hour longer.
- Power Packs - True to its name, this module extends the battery life of the Moto Z by up to 22 hours.
- Style Shell - If you don't want to use any of the Moto Mods, you can cover it with a Style Shell of your preference, which comes in wood, leather, and patterned fabric options.
A second device was launched today as well under the name Moto Z Force, a Verizon-exclusive device available in the US. While it has a similar appearance to the Moto Z, it actually has a few tweaks added to it. First of all, the Moto Z Force has a 21MP rear camera and a larger 3,500 mAh battery. The phone also comes with ShatterShield display technology that helps protect it from damage against drops.
Both devices are expected to launch at Verizon this summer though no official price or release date has been disclosed. There are rumors that an unlocked model of the Moto Z will be released in fall but nothing official has been declared just yet.
Would you be interested in either of these devices?