tech2 News StaffOct 04, 2016 13:17:51 IST
Moto’s latest and probably the most interesting modular smartphones just got official for the Indian market. The Moto Z and Moto Z Play are priced at Rs 39,999 and Rs 24,999 respectively. The smartphones will be available from Flipkart and Amazon on 17 October starting at 11:59PM.
Along with the smartphones, the modular attachments or Moto Mods have also been announced which include the JBL Soundboost speaker (Rs 6,999), Incipio offGRID battery pack (Rs 5,999), Insta-share projector (Rs 19,999) and the crazy looking Hasselblad True Zoom camera module (Rs 19,999). When bundled with a smartphone purchase, the Moto Mods will be available at a reduced price as follows: JBL Soundboost speaker (Rs 5,999), Incipio offGRID battery pack (Rs 4,999), Insta-share projector (Rs 15,999) and the crazy looking Hasselblad True Zoom camera module (Rs 14,999). Buyers can also go in for the Style Shells with the Wood and Ballistic nylon shell priced at Rs 1,099 (Rs 899 bundled) or the leather shell at Rs 1,599 (Rs 1,299 bundled)
The Moto Z features is slim design that is just 5.2mm thick and is made with aircraft-grade aluminium and stainless steel. There’s a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display on the front and on the inside there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset paired with 4GB RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. On the back we have a 13MP camera unit that features laser autofocus, OIS and a dual-tone LED flash. The front-facing camera is a 5MP unit and offers a wide-angle lens and a front-facing LED flash as well.
The smartphone also features a fingerprint reader on the front similar to that on the Moto G4 series. It also comes with a water-repellant coating. Powering all of the above is 2600mAh battery with quick charge support via a USB Type-C connector. Yes, there is no 3.5mm audio jack so audio is routed through the USB-C port. Motorola will however include a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter in the box.
The Moto Z Play on the other hand is a more nimble device featuring a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080p) Super AMOLED display. It is powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor along with 3GB of RAM. There is 32GB storage onboard, a 16MP rear camera with laser auto-focus, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, a 5MP front-facing camera, fingerprint scanner, and dual SIM card option. You do get a USB Type-C port but unlike the Moto Z, this smartphone comes with the 3.5mm audio jack. There is also a microSD expansion slot and a larger 3,510mAh battery.
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