Flagship Moto Z3 appears in official render, looks identical to Moto Z3 Play

Flagship Moto Z3 appears in official render, looks identical to Moto Z3 Play
After various renders have revealed Motorola’s next mid-range Moto Z offering, a new press image courtesy of AndroidHeadlines shows off the Chicago-based brand’s next-generation flagship, depicting a very familiar design. In fact, the smartphone appears to be identical in every way to the Moto Z3 Play on the outside.

Unlike many brands that opt to release budget alternatives with at least a few design changes, Motorola’s approach for its 2018 Moto Z3 line will include two smartphones that only differ on the inside. This means two offerings which boast tall 18:9 displays that have forced the company to move the fingerprint scanners to the side of the smartphone, creating a similar setup to Sony’s previous Xperia flagships. Also, a new glass build is present - this is adorned by the iconic Motorola camera module that once again makes a return, albeit with two sensors instead of the one. 

Despite the various leaks surrounding the Moto Z3 Play, no information has appeared in regards to the regular Moto Z3’s internals. However, considering the smartphone will be competing in the flagship segment, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 is expected. Additionally, 6GB of RAM could potentially be included alongside 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. Also, on a software note, near-stock Android 8.1 Oreo is expected to be included straight out of the box, with an updated to Android P hopefully arriving by the end of 2018.

Currently, the regular Moto Z3 Play is expected to make its appearance in just two days, on June 6. However, for those hoping to see the flagship Moto Z3 too, this isn’t likely to happen. After all, last year’s Moto Z2 Force flagship was released at a separate event in late July, meaning the Moto Z3 could easily follow the same launch timeline.



1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Z3 is shaping up to be great waiting on the specs and features.

2. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Off course it's the same...because of Moto mods.

3. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

no way this is the moto z3

4. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Is this Z3 the regular Z ( like Z 2016) or a Z3 Force?

5. joshuaswingle

Posts: 640; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Regular Moto Z3, apparently there are no plans for a Z3 Force this year

6. Vamshireddy

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 04, 2018

First ask them to release updates properly for Moto z2 they are really ignorant once they launch it... And Moto is going to shutdown by the end of this year... No more room for Moto anymore

7. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Moto Z can't really change anymore besides internals since they promised "always Moto mod compatible"

8. ijuanp03

Posts: 615; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

The bezel-less display fits the Z series just right. This is the best looking Moto Z! Good job Motorola!

10. thefrozenflintdoctor

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 12, 2014

It would be so amazing if the Z³ Force has a curved display

9. thefrozenflintdoctor

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 12, 2014

This is the MOTO Z³ Play

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