Lenovo-owned Motorola is targeting the premium segment of mobile users with a new series of phones in the Moto Z series, that will sport a new design as well as attachable modules. This follows the launch earlier this year of LG's flagship phone LG G5 that comes with attachable modules for different functions.
Many details of the Moto Z series phones and modules have been leaked online. The phones will have a body that is just 5.2 mm thick and will come with functional modules, features that are obviously aimed at high-end users, unlike the more mass market Moto X line.
Rumoured specs for the phone indicate that it will have a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, and 4 GB RAM. The phone will have a 13 MP rear camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and a 2600 mAh battery, with an internal storage capacity that is tipped to be at 32 GB.
Another variant of the phone, called Vector, is also tipped to be launched soon. Vector will be shipped with a 1080p screen and a Snapdragon 615 processor.
The pins on the back of the Moto Z phones suggest that the modules will be attached as back-plates or cases. This would be different from LG G5's bottom module design. Evan Blass of Venturebeat has leaked a picture of the modules as well. One of them looks like a camera module with LED flash and rubber grip, whereas the other modules could be a stereo speaker and a pico projector.
The Indian launch date of the Moto Z series has not been specified yet but it is likely that phone will be launched here a couple of weeks after the global launch. The company recently released Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus in India.