Smartphone-maker Moto, formerly known as Motorola, released the company's flagship handsets — the Z Droid and the Z Force Droid series — in its home market in the United States.
The new Moto Z Droid and Z Force Droid are exclusive to Verizon Wireless until this fall (Sept. 22). Later, they will be sold in all other network carrier stores under the generic Moto Z series moniker without the Droid tag.
Moto Z and Z Force series phones share most of the features, but differ in three key aspects. The former comes with Gorilla Glass 4 display shield, 13MP primary camera and a smaller 2,600mAh battery, while the latter boasts Motorola's proprietary ShatterShield display protection, 21MP snapper on the back and a bigger 3,500mAh cell.
The rest of the features such as display size (& resolution), mobile OS, RAM, storage and front camera remain the same. [See the full specification details below]
The Moto Z Droid unlocked model's price starts at $624 (around €563/Rs.41,830), while the Z Force Droid (unlocked) will set to you back by $720 (around €649/Rs.48,265). Both the devices can also be bought for less, under contract for $28.79(roughly €26/Rs.1930)/month (HERE) and $33.22(roughly €30/Rs. 2,227)/month (HERE), respectively.
When will Moto Z series come to India?
From what we have gathered so far, Lenovo-owned Moto is expected to release the Moto Z series phones by the end of September or early October in India. The company also plans to launch Moto Mods accessories, which include speakers, projector, battery pack-cum cover, camera lens, style covers and others in India as well.
Read more: Moto Z India release details
Key specifications of Moto Z and Moto Z Force:
|Models||Moto Z Droid||Moto Z Force Droid|
|Display||5.5-inch Quad HD (2560x1440p) AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass shield
||5.5-inch Quad HD (2560x1440p) AMOLED screen with Shatter Shield technology
|OS||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor Quad-core CPU + Motorola Mobile Computing System, including Natural Language Processor and Contextual Computing Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor Quad-core CPU + Motorola Mobile Computing System, including Natural Language Processor and Contextual Computing Processor|
|GPU||Adreno 530 GPU||Adreno 530 GPU|
|RAM||4GB LPDDR4||4GB LPDDR4|
|Storage||32GB/64GB (UFS), expandable up to 2TB||32GB/64GB (UFS), expandable up to 2TB|
|Network||4G-LTE (Cat. 9)||4G-LTE (Cat. 9)|
|Add-ons||Water repellent nano coating, fingerprint reader, Bluetooth v4.1 LE, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz+5GHz with MIMO), USB Type-C port, NFC (Near Field Communication), A-GPS, 4 mics,||Water repellent nano coating, fingerprint reader, Bluetooth v4.1 LE, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz+5GHz with MIMO), USB Type-C port, NFC (Near Field Communication), A-GPS, 4 mics, front-ported loud speakers, Moto Mods support|
|Dimensions||153.3 x 75.3 x 5.19 mm||155.9 x 75.8 x 6.99 mm|
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