The Moto Z4 Force could be Motorola's answer to the Galaxy S10e

The Moto Z4 Force could be Motorola's answer to the Galaxy S10e
The Motorola Moto Z3

Despite big marketing budgets, the original Moto Z Force and its subsequent sequel failed to be the sales hits Motorola was hoping for. Eventually, this led to the brand’s exit last year from the flagship segment, but now it seems Motorola could be making a return, although the following information should be taken with a pinch of salt. 

Qualcomm's latest & greatest. Lots of storage and RAM


Expected to arrive at some point during the near future, according to Andri Yatim (via GSMArena) the Motorola Moto Z4 Force will arrive equipped with Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 855. This chip, for those of you that aren’t aware, can currently be found inside the Galaxy S10 series and LG’s G8 ThinQ.

Accompanying the processor will allegedly to be a very respectable 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. No other variants appear to be in the works at the moment, but this configuration does match the storage and RAM counts seen on the base Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ models. Moreover, it represents an extra 2GB of RAM over the cheapest Galaxy S10e.

Like Motorola’s other recent smartphones, the Moto Z4 Force is expected to ship with Android 9 Pie straight out of the box alongside the brand’s minimal software customizations. Joining this will apparently be a small 3,230mAh battery, IP67 water and dust resistance, and support for 4G LTE networks. However, because Moto Mods support is expected too, 5G connectivity will be available to those who purchase the dedicated Mod. 

A large display and a triple-camera setup


Moving away from the internal characteristics and over to the external side of things, the Moto Z4 Force will allegedly be pretty similar to the regular Moto Z4 that leaked yesterday. This means that it’ll sport a large 6.4-inch OLED display paired with an in-screen fingerprint scanner, razor-thin side bezels, a small notch, and a reduced chin. As usual, the notch will sit directly below the in-ear speaker and will be home to the front-facing camera. Speaking of which, this sports a 24.8-megapixel resolution and an f/1.9 aperture. Also to be expected on the smartphone is a new triple-camera setup.

Like many of Motorola’s upcoming smartphones – the company has two Android One phones, a quadruple-camera device, and various other models in the pipeline – the Moto Z4 Force should make use of a primary 48-megapixel camera that’ll support an f/1.8 aperture. Paired with this will apparently be an 8-megapixel f/2.0 sensor complete with a telephoto lens, and a 13-megapixel f/1.8 sensor that offers an unknown functionality – it could either be a super-wide-angle camera or a depth sensor.


Regarding the software features that these cameras support, the primary sensor is said to boast a SmartAI feature that presumably adjusts brightness, contrast, color saturation and other settings to each scene. A previous rumor also suggested Motorola was working on its own Night Vision option, so perhaps this will be supported too. 

It could undercut the Galaxy S10e by a significant margin


Last year, Motorola announced the Moto Z3 Play in June and the regular Moto Z3 for Verizon in August. So, a Moto Z4 Force introduction during the summer months seems likely.

Regarding the availability of the smartphone, Motorola has a history of working closely with Verizon. This means that the carrier will most likely offer it, although an unlocked Moto Z4 Force should be available through both Motorola’s website and other retailers. It’s unclear if any other carriers will sell the budget flagship.

Lastly, on the topic of price, today’s leak suggests the Motorola Moto Z4 Force will retail at $650 in the US. If accurate, the smartphone will undercut both the Galaxy S10e and iPhone XR by a significant margin and may also be cheaper than the regular OnePlus 7 that’s being announced later this month.

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17 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1892; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

So a big, 157mm-tall phone with a mediocre, no-OIS camera that is only used in midrange phones, is the answer to the S10e ? Joke of the day :)

6. libra89

Posts: 2280; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This statement deserves applause! Thank you.

8. captainkirkw

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

That's exactly what I thought as soon as I saw the title. Just the screen size alone is a huge difference but there are a lot of others too of course.

9. eausa

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 28, 2019

And they say this is the company that'll bring out the razr fold... How about get these easier phones right first. Second, they dont make any folding panels. Samsungs is the most advanced and they are still not 100% with it. I highly doubt moto can make the razr. Sure, anyone can make a conceptual design... by the way, this razr fold design looks exactly like samsungs 5 year old concept.

12. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 127; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

The amount of samsung fanboys on this website is outstanding. Its gonna $100 cheaper. Have a bigger amoled screen. More ram for the base model. IP67. Close to stock android software. And it is still not comparable to the s10e according to you.

15. Crimzay

Posts: 1; Member since: May 06, 2019

I love you

16. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 127; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

Lol thx hon.

2. droidboy

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

No way. The S10E has the same processor as the s10 ans s10+. The rumor for yesterday said moto z 4 would have a snapdragon 675. Thats not enough power to justify that price.

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1228; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

They're comparing the Moto Z4 force to the s10e not the regular Moto Z4.

4. joshuaswingle

Posts: 591; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

If you actually read the article before commenting you'd know this is the Moto Z4 Force, not the Moto Z4, and that it'll supposedly have the Snapdragon 855.

17. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 127; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

Oh how your probably wishing right now that you could delete your comment.

5. Quantify

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

As a current owner of a Z3 Play...I am very excited by both of these devices. On one hand, I think a 675-powered Z4 with a 3600mah battery, plus my 3500mah turbo battery mod, would make a fantastic road warrior device (I travel for work). On the other hand, the triple camera setup could have a great deal of potential as well. Even if this winds up being the last year of the Z...will be nice to finish with a bang.

7. ptikjp

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 08, 2014

No way they can fit a tripple camera setup in the back hole for the Z series. This sounds like BS and they shouldn't waste time competing at the high end especially if the phone will be a Verizon exclusive. Z4 play with the 675 is more than sufficient for most people. Even people that need near flagship specs. The 675 should perform closer to it slightly better than the 835 except in gpu. Doesn't need a ultra powerful gpu if it's only fhd+ screen.

10. Vega007

Posts: 78; Member since: May 18, 2017

Does phonearena not realize the appeal of the s10e is it's size? This monstrosity is not a good comparison for, what i think, is the best S10 available.

13. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 127; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

I agree, this should be compared to something like the oneplus 7 or the mi 9. And it that case it kinda falls short in my opinion.

11. deleon80

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 16, 2018

I also own the Z3 Play and am very happy with the device. Was disappointed to see so many reviews on how the Z3 was hardly a step up, when the phone got a bigger screen and great implementation out of the side fingerprint scanner, all while maintaining Moto mod use. The Z4 looks to be yet another improvement and at a cheaper price, too.

14. brasstax

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I need that wallpaper of the s10e shown on the photo towards the end of the article. Can somebody please provide a link?

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