Motorola Moto Z3 and Z3 Play allegedly leak out; is that a Samsung Galaxy-like dual curve screen?

Motorola Moto Z3 and Z3 Play allegedly leak out; is that a Samsung Galaxy-like dual curve screen?

Lenovo and Motorola Mobility seem to be preparing animportant design overhaul for most of the Moto phones that are scheduled to belaunched this year. After seeing renders allegedly presenting the Moto X5 andthe Moto G6 family, we can now also take a look at what appears to be the MotoZ3 series - including a regular Moto Z3, and a Moto Z3 Play.


Like the Moto X5 and G6, the Moto Z3 and Moto Z3 Play havepretty thin bezels, which means Motorola is ready to ditch the not-so-moderndesign employed by last year's Moto Z2 Force and Z2 Play.


According to Droid-life, both the Z3 and Z3 Play sport 6-inchdisplays with 1080 x 2220 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratios. As you may notice by checking out the second image below, thescreen of the Moto Z3 seems to be slightly curved at the edges, à la SamsungGalaxy, though this may be just an illusion that this particular render is giving. 


For now, there aren't too many details regarding thespecs of the Moto Z3 and Z3 Play. However, Droid-life has it that a third MotoZ3 model (not pictured yet) is also in the making - this should be the mostadvanced model of the bunch, reportedly featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor anda higher-res display.

There are no visible fingerprint scanners on these alleged Moto Z3 and Z3 Play. But, similar to the Moto E5 (another upcoming Motorola phone), the two handsets could have fingerprint sensors embedded into the rear Moto logo, just below the main camera. Or maybe they'll feature in-display fingerprint readers? We'll just have to wait and see.


Since the Moto Z2 series was announced in the summer of2017, the Moto Z3 family could be officially unveiled this summer. Assuming thenew smartphones look like the devices seen in this article, do you think you'll likethem?


source: Droid-life 

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Moto Z3 Play
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(24h talk time)



1. kotan24

Posts: 311; Member since: Oct 29, 2012


2. surethom

Posts: 1714; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

O no, I dislike the curve screen on my Samsung s7 edge, it replete light from the sides, much prefer flat screen design.

11. TerryD

Posts: 553; Member since: May 09, 2017

Yes. I find exactly the same thing. When turned off it looks amazing. The curved screen just isnt practical. My next phone I will be avoiding curved screens and also stupid super long, skinny ones.

3. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Triple-camera ?

4. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

So.. If phone is 18:9 , height increases and width decreases. Will the current Moto Snaps work?

8. Furbal unregistered

They can change the screen size and ratio without affecting the body, they hadveplenty of bezel to work with ( i have a z and z2 force).

10. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

To change from 16:9 to 18:9 with same body size, phone needs to have same height with way thicker side bezels to keep width.

12. KingSam

Posts: 1466; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

They could maintain the width and make it taller. And taper the back etc.

5. aegislash

Posts: 1509; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I think Moto is the one that needs to scrap design plans asap and restart from the ground up. That dual-curved Moto Z3 is just....awful. It's sad that some random OEM whom many have never even heard of, Elephone, recently revealed a dual-curved device that puts Moto's attempt to shame.

6. LocStar

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 25, 2016

Fingerprint scanner looks part of the power button on side

7. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

I thought the Moto Mods are supposed to work for 3 generations of the phone? This looks like they changed the magnetic port on the back of the device.

9. Tech-shake

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

The moto z2 force was announced last July, the moto z was announced around July of 2016. Why on earth are people giving those leaks so much credibility when moto is know to announce their flagship phones around July? Like do you expect the entire moto line up for 2018 to have its promotional pics ready from now and leaks to the internet?

13. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Damn. The Z3 looks good.

14. SyCo87

Posts: 318; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

I like that they are keeping the same character, but it needs something extra besides the curved edges and 18:9 aspect ratio. I'll reserve the rest of my judgement until we see an actual leak.

15. Sparkxster

Posts: 1238; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

The Z3 doesn't look too bad. I used to have a Z2 force. I loved the phone except for the lack of a headphone jack and the shattershield screen was awful scratched very easily. Hope they switch to gorilla glass or at least improve the shattershield screen to where it won't scratch. If the Z3 has wireless charging and waterproofing I may consider switching back to Moto.

16. Sparkxster

Posts: 1238; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

With the three cameras on the front of the Z3 I wonder if it will have an iris scanner?

17. iamdoctorluv

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 14, 2017

Go with the flow Moto remove the name from the bottom and top of the device.. The design y'all used last season was ok just trim down the bezels and y'all should be good.

18. Brewski

Posts: 706; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

If they put the fingerprint scanner on the back that means I will have to remove my mod every time I want to unlock my phone? Unlikely... Also, if they use a curved screen I will not get the Z3. I had the Galaxy S7 edge and it was a horrible experience. Difficult to pick up, unwanted touches all the time. Minimal bezels are fine with me, curved screens are a gimmick ala 2015 that needs to die already. Enough with this pushing things to the max for the sake of bragging. Just make it usable and people will buy it.

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