There's some good news and bad news about the Moto Z3. The chipset that will be fueling the smartphone is a Snapdragon 835, with the handset's performance supplemented thanks to the inclusion of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory.
The Z3 packs dual rear cameras with one color 12 MP f/2.0 sensor with 1.25um pixels and a 12 MP monochrome sensor, and a dual-LED flash. A 3,000mAh battery keeps the phone going all day and a USB-C port is used for charging. Now that we have wrapped up the hardware specifications of the Moto Z3, let us move on to the 5G Moto Mod that has been made in partnership with Verizon.
The Moto Z3 will launch in the U.S. as an exclusive with Verizon Wireless on August 16. Motorola hasn't revealed the price of the 5G Moto Mod, though it has confirmed that the new offering will be exclusive to the USA in early 2019. Speaking of Mods, the Z3 is launching alongside Motorola's latest snap-on accessory that brings 5G speeds to the phone.
The 5G Moto Mod is the first of its kind to feature the Snapdragon X50 modem, giving users access to 5G connectivity when this standard officially rolls out. The smartphone will go on sale exclusively through Verizon in Ceramic Black colour option starting August 16. Lenovo-owned Motorola, on Thursday, launched the long-time rumoured Moto Z3 at an event in Chicago. 5G Moto Mod is said to offer up to 10 times the speed of the current wireless technology as well as lower latency and higher bandwidth.
With the 5G Moto Mod clipped on, the Moto Z3 can connect to Verizon's 5G network, which is live in three US cities including Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Houston. It will be running on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and should get the Android P update later this year.
As for the front camera, it will sport an 8MP shooter. But, the smartphone is rumoured to hit the Indian shores later this month, alongside the Z3 Play, which went official in June in the US. However, the battery supports fast charging with Moto's TurboPower solution.
Similar to the Moto Z3 Play, the Moto Z3 has One Button Nav that offers an iPhone X-like experience. After the announcement, Motorola demoed a prototype version of the Mod inside its headquarters, in a specialized room where engineers could control the strength of the signal.
-The Moto Z3 is splash resistant, but Motorola hasn't yet specified the IP rating.
In addition to those next-generation radios, the new accessory carries a 2,000-mAh battery to offset potential increases in battery drain.
It's an interesting idea and we see it as being really useful for tethering other devices.