Lenovo will finally launch its much-awaited flagship phone of the year, the modular Moto Z, in India on October 4. The company is in the process of sending out block your date invites to the media for a launch event scheduled for October 4, in the national capital, where it will launch the phone.
The Moto Z, which is the spiritual successors of the original Moto X of last year, was first unveiled at Lenovo’s Tech World conference in San Francisco, earlier in June. It is a new-age Moto phone replete with top of the line hardware and top of the line premium looks. It is unlike any Moto phone that Motorola (and Lenovo) has ever built.
The USP of the Moto Z lies in its all-metal body which comes with 16 magnetic connector pins on the rear. The phone supports a number of modules that Lenovo calls Moto Mods which snap on to its back via the connector pins. Lenovo launched three modules for the Moto Z: one that turns the phone into a pico projector, one that acts as a portable power pack and another that adds an extra JBL stereo speaker to it to begin with. In addition, Lenovo has a whole batch of custom rear skin modules for the Moto Z for those who fancy customisation. Of course, Moto Maker still allows for some more. Sadly, Moto Maker is still not available in India.
Only recently, the company also announced a fourth Moto Mod, the Hasselblad true zoom mod that allows for up to 10 X optical zoom on the Moto Z.
The Moto Z also does not have a 3.5mm audio jack. In fact, Lenovo beat Apple in this regard, chucking out the audio jack well before the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus came along.
The Moto Z comes with a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display and is powered by a a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor clubbed with 4GB RAM and up to 64GB of internal memory which is further expandable via microSD card. The phone supports single SIM, 4G LTE connectivity and a front-facing fingerprint scanner.
The phone sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with f/1.8 aperture, laser autofocus, OIS and dualLED (dual tone) flash. There’s also a 5-megapixel camera on the front. The phone runs Android Marshmallow and is backed by a 2,600 mAh battery.
The Moto Z also has a lesser variant in the Moto Z Play. It is yet to be seen if Lenovo will launch both the phones in India simultaneously. Also, whether or not Lenovo will be bringing all its Moto Mods to India at the same time, is yet to be seen.