With the Moto Z2 Force, Motorola will prioritize thinness over battery capacity

With the Moto Z2 Force, Motorola will prioritize thinness over battery capacity
Next week, on July 25, Lenovo and Motorola Mobility will announce a brand new high-end smartphone. Most likely, the handset in question is the Moto Z2 Force - already seen in several leaked renders.

Interestingly, unlike any other Moto Z released until now, the Z2 Force might be sold by all major US carriers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. While we're waiting for the Z2 Force to be officially unveiled, Venture Beat today has some new details about it.

Reportedly, the US version of the Moto Z2 Force comes with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of expandable internal memory, despite the fact that other variants (including the one expected to be launched in China) will get 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space.

Another not-so-great-detail is that the Z2 Force will be about 1 mm thinner than its predecessor, while packing a 2730 mAh battery - about 22% smaller than the 3500 mAh battery found inside last year's Moto Z Force. As a reminder, Motorola did a similar thing with the already announced Z2 Play, making it thinner than the Z Play from 2016, while reducing its battery capacity. Obviously, we're not exactly thrilled to hear about this.

Smaller battery aside, the Moto Z2 Force should still be an upgrade over the original Z Force, as it's going to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor (significantly faster than the Snapdragon 820 of the older phone). Other features allegedly include a dual 12 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front-facing camera, and a 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) ShatterShield display that should be virtually unbreakable.

For now, we have no information on the price of the Moto Z2 Force, but we're expecting it to cost about as much as its predecessor - around $700 off-contract.


source: Venture Beat

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Moto Z2 Force Edition
  • Display 5.5 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2730 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie

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