Lenovo’s owned Motorola on Tuesday announced the launch of its latest flagship device, the Moto Z2 Force Edition or Moto Z2 Force. The smartphone comes with a price tag of $799.99 (Rs 51,539) and will be available at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon, in addition to Best Buy and Motorola.com. Pre-orders begin Tuesday and it will be available August 10 starting at $30 per month. Further, the phone will be available in Mexico, Brazil and various countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa starting later this summer.
The brand has also launched a new Moto 360 Camera mod along with the smartphone, which comes with a price tag of $299.99 and will be available globally beginning August 10. The major highlight of the smartphone is the ShatterShield display, which it claims to be shatterproof. The phone is made from 7000 series aluminium and is just 6.1mm thick.It weighs just 143 grams. Just like other Moto Z smartphones, there are pogo pin connectors to connect different Moto Mods. The device support all the existing Moto Mods as well.
The smartphone bears a dual-camera setup, which comes with a combination of 12-megapixel sensors with enhanced depth of field for creating a bokeh effect. The sensors come with aperture ƒ/2.0, 1.25um, depth detection and depth effects, zero shutter lag (ZSL), phase detection auto focus (PDAF), laser auto focus, closed loop actuator and colour correlated temperature (CCT) dual led flash. The device can capture 4K videos at 30fps. For the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera with aperture f/2.2, wide angle lens, flash and auto night mode.
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Jumping straight to the specifications part, the smartphone features a 5.5-inch Quad HD POLED display with a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Under the hood, you will find the latest octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform which is clocked at 2.35GHz. The phone is backed by a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 2TB via microSD card.
The Moto Z2 Force runs on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is backed by a 2730mAh battery, which is accompanied by a 15W TurboPower charger. The phone also houses a fingerprint sensor, which also supports gesture features as well. On the connectivity front, it supports 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2 (after Android O update v5.0), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz with MIMO, NFC, A-GPS and in some regions, the dual-SIM model will be available as well.
Moving on, the company has also introduced a new Moto Mod during the event as well. Dubbed as Moto 360 Camera Moto Mod, users can record 360-degree 4K video with immersive 3D audio. One can also capture a 150-degree wide-angle still front and rear photos. Further, the one can easily edit the photos and videos with editing software.