Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Moto Z2 Force Edition
Following its predecessor , the new Z2 features the ability to attach external speakers and camera modules to its shell . The phone , which features a design similar to its predscessor , now features a 7000 series aluminum unibody with a shatter resistant display up front . The phone sadly does not feature a headphone jack and it features a USB type c for audio and charging . The phone is also water repellent .
Designed to work both as a stand alone unit and a battery+Brains for the Moto mods accessories , the internals of the phone are en par with modern smartphones of today . The display , which features a P-OLED (A plastic hybrid display with a Super AMOLED display panel ) of 5.5" with a resolution of 2560x1440p . The inner guts of the phone include a 2.35Ghz Snapdragon 835 Cpu , Adreno 540 graphics and 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with the option to upgrade to an extra 256GB via microSD .
Camera details include a dual (Sony IMX130) camera system where both sensors feature a sensor size of 1.29" with a pixel size of 1.25 micrometers , the dual 12 MP units feature a zero lag electronic shutter and a phase detection autofocus system . The camera modules also feature a laser autofocus assist sensor and a 2 tone flash for color mixing . The video features on the main camera include the option of 4k @30fps . The front sensor is said to feature a 5MP unit at f2.2 and has its own dual led flash
On the battery side , we have a quick-charge supported 2730 mAh battery , a unit which would also power the external accessories if mounted .
MOTO MODS & SOFTWARE
Motorola has officially announced a new 360 camera to go with the phone . The unit , which snaps on to the back will give the phone a dual 4K recording capability in 360 and record 3D sound . Moto also released a new gamepad accessory which fixes to the phone the same way .
The first gen Moto mods - a series of rear case style accessories launched last year for the previous moto z force are also said to be pin compatible with the new model , therefore you can use any of the pico style projector , external camera or speaker attachments on the newer model - without the hassle of buying a new set with the new phone
The processing and battery (in most "cases") will come from the phone , and considering that it runs on Android 7.1 battery life will be quite good .
International pricing for the phone is not revealed just yet , but estimates point to a $800 phone . The U.S however has carrier plans for the unit and the Moto Z2 Force is available on all leading carriers . And if you were wondering about the extra 360 camera case , then that will be another $299 on top of the phone's cost .
Written by Rakitha for MasHD