Motorola unveils the new moto Z3 and 5G moto mod from Verizon

Moto Z3 debuts with fingerprint scanner on the side, 5G mod - GSMArena.com news

Think about it, would you buy this phone now thinking it will eventually have 5G support through an external accessory or just go for something that launches inbuilt with 5G compatibility next year?

Moto Z3 and 5G Moto Mod have been launched in the US.

The Moto Z3 is the first 5G phone-with an asterisk.

The Moto Z3 is the latest in the company's Z family of phones that feature magnetic backings to attach to Moto Mods-phone modules that allow users to customize your phone's look and feel, and increase the battery life, as reported by our sister site CNET.

The new offering is, on the face of it, an update to the Moto Z2 Force (there will not be a Moto Z3 Force version this year), but shares numerous same specs as its predecessor. It's quite thin and sleek-looking and it's selling for $460 as a Verizon exclusive, so there's not much to be excited about, save for a decent price for some pretty good quality.

The Moto Z3 will be available exclusively via Verizon on August 16th for $480, or $20 per month for 24 months.

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Verizon and Motorola announced the launch of the moto z3, the first 5G smartphone for Verizon, but with a catch. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

For photography, Moto Z3 offers a dual-camera setup at the rear which is a pair of 12-megapixel sensors. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel snapper that can be used for Face Unlock.

Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. It's an interesting one - a 5G mod, making the Moto Z3 technically the first 5G-ready phone on the market. The smartphone is fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery which is claimed to offer half a day's power in half an hour. Motorola hasn't revealed the price of the 5G Moto Mod. It packs 3000 mah battery with Turbocharging.

The Moto Z3 will be available in the United States as a Verizon exclusive starting 16 August for $480 (around £370), while new 5G Moto Mod will arrive on shelves in early 2019. Under ideal conditions in the lab, the 5G Moto Mod hit a peak speed of 3.5Gbps for downloads.

What stands out in the design department of the Moto Z3 is the placement of the fingerprint sensor.

Of course, all of the existing Moto Mods will still work on the Moto Z3, that includes the JBL SoundBoost speakers, the Polaroid InstaShare Printer and many others.

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