Motorola's Moto Z3 will work on Verizon's 5G network using Moto Mod


At a press event at its headquarters in Chicago, Motorola officially announced the Moto Z3 on Thursday, August 2. Lenovo-owned Motorola, on Thursday, launched the long-time rumoured Moto Z3 at an event in Chicago. Google, which had a greater ambition for modular phones and LG, which tried modular phones once, have both given up on the idea. Motorola, for its part, is taking the first steps down the road to 5G hardware by harnessing the Moto Mod accessory connector on the new Moto Z3 handset.

The Moto Z3 will be available in the United States of America exclusively on Verizon starting August 16 for $480.

The Moto Z3 is the latest gadget to jump on the 5G bandwagon.

But there are some points to discover and they start with the choice of chipset: last year's Qualcomm Snapdragon 835.

There's some good news and bad news about the Moto Z3.

The phone sports a dual-camera setup at the rear with a combination of the 12MP primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture, 1.25-micron pixel size and a 12-megapixel monochrome sensor coupled with Laser Autofocus (pDAF), Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) dual LED flash, Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL).

Front camera: On the front, the Moto Z3 comes with an 8-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/2.0.

It includes the same Snapdragon 835 chipset and dual 12-megapixel cameras as past year, and it has the glass back and 1080p 18:9 OLED display that we saw on the Z3 Play. Moto Z3 is splash resistant.

Connectivity options on Moto Z3 Play include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Dubbed as Moto Z3, the smartphone is priced at $480 and is exclusively available on Verizon in the United States starting from August 16. A 3,000mAh battery with support for Motorola's TurboPower fast charging technology completes the spec sheet. 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. Connectivity options in the smartphone include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Global Positioning System and USB Type-C port. In early 2019, Verizon is expected to roll out 5G services across four cities in the US. There is a fingerprint sensor on the right side and the phone also support face unlock. Other optional accessories include a projector that can be attached to a phone to beam its display onto a wall, more powerful cameras and additional battery packs. As of now, there is no information about the worldwide availability of the device.