tech2 News Staff Feb 15, 2018 10:02 AM IST
Set to launch at 12 PM on 15 February in India, Motorola India will announce the smartphone online. This makes it even easier for fans and interested buyers to check out the online live stream to keep up with the updates. The event will be live stream will be displayed on Motorola India's official YouTube channel. Else you can simply pin this article and view it from the embedded video after the break.
As for the smartphone, the Z2 Force is Motorola's second attempt at a shatterproof smartphone. The device was first announced as the Moto Z2 Force Edition at an event in New York in July 2017. The idea here is to reintroduce its ShatterShield display technology, that well... prevents the Z2's display from falling apart when dropped to the ground.
Apart from this, the Motorola Moto Z2 Force looks identical to the recently launched Moto Z2 Play. The copy paste design could be a deal breaker for buyers interested in a fancy looking premium smartphone that is expected to be priced around Rs 40,000-50,000.
The display is a QHD 5.5-inch P-OLED unit showcasing up to 16 million colours and sporting a resolution of 1,440x2,560 pixels, which sadly does not sport the 18:9 aspect ratio, a current trend among smartphone makers.
Inside, is where the Moto Z2 Force distinguishes itself from the Z2 Play. You get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 clocked at 2.35 GHz with an octa-core setup and an Adreno 540 GPU. The same is paired with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage.
Motorola keeps up with expectations on the camera front delivering a dual 12 MP camera setup, offering PDAF and a dual tone flash. On the front, there's a 5 MP unit with another dual LED dual tone flash unit.
Since this is not a bezel-less smartphone (or anything remotely close to it) the fingerprint reader sits below the display on the front. At the bottom end sits a USB Type C 1.0 port.
Connectivity options include a Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/ac, GPS and NFC.
Indeed, the second highlight of the device is the battery. While the Moto Z2 Force packs in a smaller than usual 2,730 mAh battery, Lenovo will also launch a slim battery pack with a 3,490 mAh capacity which you can slap on to the back since the smartphone supports Moto Mods. The bundled battery is much lower than what one could expect from other flagships, as well as the 3,510 mAh battery that was seen on the Moto Z2 Play.
Launched mid-way last year, the phone does come with its share of problems. Recently, reports sprung up online with many owners complaining of the ShatterShield protective layer peeling off.