Moto Z Play, New Moto Mods Still Coming?


This week has been a big week for Lenovo, thanks to their Lenovo Tech World event, and considering that Lenovo owns Motorola, it's been a big week for the US brand as well. The big news for Motorola was the launch of the new Moto Z as well as the Moto Z Force. A pair of new smartphones that take the concept of customization far behind just being able to choose the color of your beloved device with Moto Mods, they will be available in the Fall. To confuse things a little further however, the Moto Z DROID Edition and Moto Z Force DROID Edition will be available exclusively through Verizon earlier this Summer, but Motorola aren't done. In the run-up to Lenovo Tech World, we heard countless rumors of a Moto Z Play device, and it's surfaced once again, alongside some new and unannounced Moto Mods.

The leak only names the Moto Z Play by its codename of "Vertex" and shows a number of Moto Mods that weren't announced during the event earlier this week. The two unannounced Moto Mods appear to be called Pro Camera Mod and Adventure Mod, with the former being fairly self-explanatory and the latter being a sort of waterproof housing for the Moto Z family. The Moto Z will ship as a water-repellant device thanks to a special coating, but it isn't waterproof in the same way that an Xperia Z or Galaxy S7 device is. This Adventure Mod appears to solve this problem by covering up all the ports of the device to prevent ingress of water or other liquid. This is a decent idea, and at the end of the day will make it easy for Motorola to sell even more accessories. The Pro Camera Mod appears to be a whole new camera sensor that can be attached to the back of the Moto Z family, which offers 10x optical zoom, but that's all we can see from the leaked images.

During the announcement of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, it was made clear that Moto Mods would work with future Motorola smartphones, which should take the sting off of the more expensive models, and with the more affordable Moto Z Play rumored for a launch later this year, it might cost a lot less to get into the entire system than many will first think.


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