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

Motorola and Verizon on Thursday introduced the Moto Z3, the latest edition of Motorola's high-end smartphone best known for its assortment of "mod" accessories. Neither Motorola and Verizon are announcing many details about the 5G Moto Mod, so it's all a mystery for now. Google, which had a greater ambition for modular phones and LG, which tried modular phones once, have both given up on the idea.

But the nation's largest wireless carrier by subscribers essentially outed its plans with the debut of the Motorola's Moto Z3, which will get a "mod" attachment accessory that will let it tap into the 5G network early next year.

The Moto Z3 will be available in the us exclusively on Verizon starting August 16 for $480.

Backed by 3000 mAh battery, the new Moto Z3 smartphone is splash resistant and runs Android 8.1 Oreo with upgradable to Android P. As far as the prices are concerned, the new Motorola Moto Z3 smartphone will be priced around $480 (without contract), which is approximately Rs. 33,000. The model is powered by last year's Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 flagship chipset and not the Snapdragon 845 introduced this year. I was told today that the Moto Mod will be able to reach speeds of up to 5 Gbps, which is definitely a massive increase over what 4G LTE is capable of reaching.

In the imaging department, the flagship comes with a pair of 12-megapixel shooters on the back, with the secondary camera being a depth sensor/telephoto lens. Up front, there's an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera with f/2.0 aperture. We thought for sure that this would be the Motorola flagship of 2018, yet it's very much got 2017's specs (like a Snapdragon 835 and 4GB RAM).

The Moto Z3 is an odd little fellow. In early 2019, Verizon is expected to roll out 5G services across four cities in the US.

Thanks to the 18:9 display, Motorola has moved the fingerprint scanner to the right side.

While the Moto Z3 will be on sale starting August 16th in the United States, the 5G Moto Mod is mentioned to be available only from early 2019. The Moto Z3 comes with Turbopower support. The mod will work with other Z phones, and will double or triple the existing speeds, even if it isn't the full 5G experience. The 5G Moto Mod will be available later. There is now no information about the eagerly awaited Motorola One Power and the Moto One smartphones. It also continues the Moto Z-Series legacy of supporting Moto Mods through a dedicated pogo-pin connector at the back.

  • Fernando Stephens