Moto Z and Moto Z Force will launch in September


Technology: Motorola launched its new flagship smartphone Moto Z and Moto Z Force at Tech World 2016 in San Francisco on Thursday. They were unveiled with Moto Mods magnetic snap on back panels. The smartphones will be available worldwide from September.

The Moto Z is being called the thinnest premium smartphone in the world, at 5.2mm, and is said to be ultra light as well. It features a 5.5-inch QHD Amoled display, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM, and a choice of 32GB or 64GB of storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB). It bears a 13 megapixel rera camera and 5 megapixel front facing camera with a front flash.

The Moto X Force comes with Moto ShatterShield technology for its display, which the company says will not crack or shatter. It is nearly identical otherwise, except for the the larger 3500mAh battery, which is rated to provide up to 40 hours of battery life. With TurboPower charging, it is said to provide 15 hours of battery life in just a 15-minute charge. It also bears a 21-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), and laser autofocus.