Rumor: Moto Z2 Force Won't Be A Verizon Exclusive

The upcoming Moto Z2 Force smartphone won't be a Verizon exclusive as the device is said to be sold by a number of other wireless carriers in the country including T-Mobile, industry insider Evan Blass claims. The source made that assertion yesterday on Twitter but provided no further details on the matter. However, the wording of the claim suggests the Moto Z2 Force won't only be sold by Verizon and T-Mobile but should also be available through at least one other mobile service provider in the country, i.e. it's possible that customers of AT&T, Sprint, US Cellular, and some other carriers will also be able to purchase the device later this year. While there's still no way to confirm the aforementioned claim, previous reports suggested the Moto Z2 Force will be sold by Sprint, so this isn't the first source claiming Moto's upcoming phone won't be a Verizon exclusive. Finally, Blass also shared what's said to be the new logo of the Moto Z2 Force depicted on a yellow background — as shown below — which might suggest the fourth largest wireless carrier in the country will indeed be carrying the device.

The Moto Z2 Force is said to be Moto's upcoming Android flagship that's rumored to be officially announced in the coming months. According to recent reports, the Lenovo-owned phone maker is looking to release two high-end handsets in 2017 - the Moto Z2 and the Moto Z2 Force. Both devices are expected to be announced around June and are said to be hitting the market in late Q3 2017, though actual details on their hardware are still scarce. Most industry watchers agree that the Moto Z2 and the Moto Z2 Force will likely be powered by Qualcomm's latest flagship chip, i.e. the Snapdragon 835, while the devices are also expected to sport at least 4GB of RAM. Furthermore, unlike last year's Moto Z Force, the Moto Z2 Force is expected to feature a 3.5mm audio port and also sport Lenovo branding.

Regarding the aforementioned report, while Verizon apparently won't have exclusive rights on selling the Moto Z2 Force, the Big Red will possibly retail a special edition of the device that might be called the Moto Z2 Force Droid Edition, similar to its predecessor. More details on the device are expected to surface soon.

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