Yesterday, we got a glimpse of these upcoming 'MotoMods' that are set to debut with the new Moto Z – perhaps next month at the Lenovo Tech World event in San Francisco. The device is supposedly going to be modular, although not as modular as what Project Ara is hoping to be. Instead, the back panel is able to be removable and can be replaced with these MotoMods, which is what Lenovo is branding the modules. While we got a glimpse of these MotoMods, we didn't really know what they actually were. Luckily, Evleaks came back today with some more information, telling us exactly what they are.
In the picture above, you'll see three MotoMods. The one on the left is a pico projector. There's no word just yet on how that will work, but it should be fairly interesting. The middle one has a JBL speaker included, it'll likely replace the built-in speaker, much like the B&O DAC for the LG G5 does. Then the final one is a Hasselblad Camera, on the right side. The third one appears to cover up the built in camera for the new smartphone, and instead use its own camera, which means it won't be cheap nor thin. At this time, we don't have any specifics on this camera. But with it being a Hasselblad camera, it may actually turn out to be pretty amazing.
The rumor mill has been churning on Lenovo's upcoming flagship under the Moto brand. We've seen rumors stating that they are killing off the Moto X brand and replacing it with Moto Z. We've also seen them trademark "Moto Z" which has added more credit to that rumor of flagships being under the Moto Z branding in the future. Of course, we won't know the full story until Lenovo announces the new Moto Z, which we expect to be in just a few weeks. When it comes to these modules for the Moto Z, it's unclear what the pricing structure will be, as well as whether these will work on other Moto or Lenovo smartphones, and even future products from the company. All questions that likely won't be answered anytime soon.