The Chicago-based smartphone maker launched the device at an event in its backyard early this morning and the most interesting part here is that Motorola is still trying to convince people that modular smartphones make sense.
The Moto Z3 will be a Verizon Wireless exclusive, priced at $480 and available starting August 16. Moto Z3 can be bought for $20 per month for 24 months and Motorola is offering up to $300 off on the phone under its device payment plan.
What do you think of the Moto Z3 and its newest Moto Mod? Of course, that did not happen. The firmware shifts the build number to 28.85-3 and also brings in the latest July 2018 Android security patch.
Motorola cited real world examples of how 5G could improve the mobile experience, from downloading hundreds of songs from Spotify in mere seconds to downloading four 4K-quality episodes of Game of Thrones in just one minute.
The Moto Z3 could be called a 2018 flagship with 2017 specifications. Further, it bears a water-repellent P2i coating that is touted to protect from spills and splashes on top of 6000 series polished aluminium frame.
Numerous Z3 Play's hallmark features, like its dual-lens cameras capable of shooting in true black-and-white, as well as its 6-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display, return in the Moto Z3. Let's take a closer look at the new Moto Z3. The Moto Z3 runs on the older Snapdragon 835, which is a bit of a disappointment to say the least.
At the helm sits Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 SoC, aided by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The smartphone is fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery which is claimed to offer half a day's power in half an hour.
There is no 3.5mm audio jack, but the company is providing a 3.5mm to USB Type-C adapter. The smartphone flaunts a glass-sandwich design and features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for security.
On the rear, you'll find dual 12-megapixel cameras, and on the front there's an 8-megapixel shooter for selfies. A dual-LED flash accompanies the rear camera. It comes with features like portrait mode, true black and white, face filters, manual mode and object recognition, which is powered by Google Lens.
The Moto Z3 is a souped-up version of the Z3 Play that went official earlier this year. We will have a full review of the phone by then, although the Mod isn't coming out until next year.
Talking about the new flagship product from Motorola, the new Moto Z3 smartphone is expected to feature a 6.3-inch display, Snapdragon 845 processor, Qualcomm's QuickCharge 4.0 technology and more.
From a subscription perspective, the Mod acts like "a data card connected to your phone", according to Moto engineers.
Motorola revealed its long-rumored 5G Moto Mod in tandem with the Moto Z3.