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Motorola Moto Z3 Preview

03 August 2018, 12:26 | Jodi Jackson

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At the same time, we also saw a new kind of Moto Mod: one that would actually connect the smartphone to Verizon's 5G network.

On the camera front, the Moto Z3 features dual rear camera setup comprising of a 12-megapixel primary camera with f/2.0 sensor and 1.25 micron pixel size and a secondary monochrome camera along with dual-LED flash. 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. Upgrading to the Snapdragon 845 would enable a few features, such as higher-quality 4K recording, which could be compelling in a 5G environment, but the 835 is still a respectable processor, especially when paired with a 1080p rather than a 2K screen. The two main cameras have color and black-and-white sensors respectively, and they combine for better low-light performance, according to Moto.

The cameras feel like the phone's potential weakness.

The 5G mod won't just work with the Moto Z3, which is an exclusive to Verizon and optimized for its network. The Moto Mod comes with an integrated 2,000mAh battery and Snapdragon X50 modem. At the very least, the phone has 4GB of RAM. That distinction comes with a sizable asterisk but we'll get to that shortly. It was easiest to implement the X24 in a 4G, data-only mode, as opposed to figuring out how to route call audio into it. In fact, it's safe to say that just about everything that makes the new Moto Z3 different from the less-expensive variant is shrouded by the phone's glass-and-metal enclosure.

Like we were expecting, Motorola stuck with a similar design once again as to accommodate all of the Moto Mods that have been released up until this point. While it comes armed with last year's Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, there is one interesting thing about the device, which you will enjoy reading about thoroughly. No word yet on how Verizon plans to handle the service plan of if you'll be able to swap it between handsets. As a reminder, Moto X4 device was revealed past year in the United States market. That's a software challenge, not a hardware one, so it's apparently possible. These carriers are part of an intense race to get to 5G as a way to burnish their reputation for network superiority. And it definitely makes the phone thick and heavy. It will be out in Ceramic Black only, exclusively at Verizon on August 16 for $480 full retail, or 24 monthly installments of $20. 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.

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