Motorola has officially launched the Moto Z3 smartphone at a launch event held in Chicago. The new smartphone is the latest addition in the Moto Z series of devices and sits above the Moto Z3 Play that was launched in June. The phone features a splash resistant build and continues the trend of supporting Moto Mods through a dedicated pogo pin connector at the back. In addition, the company has also partnered with Qualcomm to bring a 5G Moto Mod that will enable 5G connectivity to the Moto Z3. Apart from that, Motorola has also announced that it does not have any plans to launch any more Moto Z series devices this year. This means the Moto Z3 Force which was highly anticipated to release this year and become the successor to last year’s Moto Z2 Force will not debut.
Coming to the price, the Moto Z3 carries a price tag of $480 (Rs 33,000 approximately) in the US. The smartphone will go on sale exclusively via Verizon in Ceramic Black color option starting August 16. Additionally, customers in the US will also be able to avail the carrier-locked version of the Moto Z3 at a monthly charge of $20 for 24 months. The price of the Moto 5G Mod has not been revealed by the company but it did confirm that it will be made available in the US by early 2019.
To recall the specifications, the Moto Z3 features a 6-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with Max Vision 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection on top. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 4GB RAM. On the optics front, the smartphone sports a dual rear camera module with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and another 12-megapixel monochrome secondary sensor. On the front, it features an 8-megapixel sensor that also supports the Face Unlock feature.
The phone features 64GB of internal storage space which is further upgradable to a maximum of 2TB via a micro-SD card. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC and USB Type-C port. Fueled by a 3,000mAh battery that supports fast charging, the phone ruins on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.