tech2 News StaffApr 18, 2017 14:42:30 IST
This tendency of Android device makers to ape everything that Apple does is a bit grating. Apple’s decisions aren’t always sensible and senseless imitation does more harm than good.
Take Lenovo’s Moto Z for instance. A perfectly decent phone (albeit with unnecessarily expensive modes) that dumped the headphone jack in an attempt to pre-empt Apple’s iPhone 7 announcement. As ArsTechnica so succinctly explained, the company appears to have a me-first policy to aping Apple, even if me-first means jumping off a cliff first just because Apple expressed its intention to do so.
Anyway, better sense appears to have prevailed at the company headquarters as we’ve now learned that the company’s upcoming flagship, the Moto Z2, will retain the venerable, and beloved, headphone jack. Or so Android Police reports.
Android Police discovered this via some leaked renders of the upcoming device that they claim to have gotten their hands on.
Other changes to the old design appear to include a band along the edges of the device, probably for the cellular antenna, which will support high-speed 4G LTE connectivity. The rear camera bump is quite a bump and seems to be housing a dual-camera unit and dual-tone LED flash.
The screen is expected to be a 5.5-inch unit. Better yet, the new phone is supposed to be thinner than the previous one, proving that the removal of the headphone jack was more a gimmick than a question of function.
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