Motorola Moto Z series phones
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Last week, Lenovo-owned Motorola confirmed that it would launch the Moto Z series phones on October 4. Now, the company's latest teaser has confirmed that the new device will be accompanied by Moto Mods.

Indian fans have long been craving for Motorola's Moto Maker customisation service, which was initially introduced along with the launch of first generation Moto X in the United States in 2013. Back then, the company offered buyers a chance to customise their own Moto X with close to 2,000 possible combinations.

Consumers were also given options to engrave a personalised message on the phone's back panel, choose colours for panels (18) including default wallpapers and many more options. In order to customise it, buyers just need to log in to the Motorola website. That niche service is still offered only in developed markets, while developing regions including India were continued to be neglected until now.

This year, Motorola is readying to bring the Moto Mods, a value-added accessory eco-system that caters to people with different needs.

For those unaware, Moto Mods are magnet-based swappable case, which attaches to the smartphone's pogo pin connectors. They come as battery packs, "SoundBoost" with JBL speaker and a kickstand, and a pico projector.

What's special about the these accessories is that the user need not switch-off the phone to connect them, they can just attach them on the back and the Moto Z's ultra-sensitive sensor and the software automatically detects them.

Last night, the company in a series of three GIF-based teasers confirmed that all the three snap-on Mods will be released next week.

The company is also expected to offer "Style Shell"—a basic case available with different colour and material options with Moto Z units as well.

Key specifications of Motorola Moto Z

Model Motorola Moto Z
Display 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560x1440p) AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass shield
  • Pixel density 535 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS 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
GPU Adreno 530 GPU
Storage 32GB/64GB (UFS), expandable up to 2TB
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Main: 13MP with Æ’/1.8 aperture, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Laser Autofocus, Zero Shutter Lag, Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) flash with dual LEDs,1.12um pixel,, Professional mode, Quick Capture, Best Shot, Scan barcodes, QR codes and Business cards, Google Photos integration with free original file size backup for two years, Shutter button or tap anywhere to capture, 8X digital zoom, Burst mode, Night mode, Auto HDR, Closed loop processing, Panorama, Tap to focus & exposure, Video Stabilization, 1080p HD video (60 fps), 4K video (30 fps), Slow Motion video, Video HDR (1080p and 4K)
  • Front: 5 MP with Æ’/2.2 aperture, Wide-Angle lens,Flash, 1.4um big pixel for better low light, Auto Night mode, Beautification software, Professional mode
Battery 2600 mAh
  • Mixed usage up to 30 hours
  • TurboPower technology, which can charge up to 8 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging
Network 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,
Dimensions 153.3 x 75.3 x 5.19 mm
Weight 136g