Motorola says it will "transform mobile" on June 9 - with MotoMod snap-on modules?

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Motorola Mobility and Lenovo are getting ready to wow us (or at least to try that) on June 9, when they will seemingly announce at least two new smartphones that could be called Moto Z Style and Moto Z Play.

Last week, Motorola posted a video showing off some Razr clamshell phones in anticipation of the June 9 event. Today, the company shed some light on what its Razr flip phones have to do with all this: on June 9, Moto is planning to "transform mobile, again" - after doing it with the world's first handheld mobile phone (way back in 1973), and with the hugely popular Razr clamshells that everybody wanted to buy a decade ago.

"Snapping is the new flipping", says Moto - as you can see for yourself below - pretty much confirming the existence of MotoMods. First seen yesterday, these are optional modules that users will be able to snap on the rear of the upcoming Moto Z and Droid Z handsets in order to add various features (for example, one of the modules is an advanced camera with optical zoom).

A Lenovo-made Project Tango phone is also expected to be announced on June 9, so there's a lot to look forward to next month. Are you excited about what Moto and Lenovo are about to unveil?


source: Moto US (Twitter)

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16 Comments

1. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Ohhhh yeah my next phone currently on moto pure, next moto z

2. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Not with that thing.

3. Nopers unregistered

LG promised the same with the "friends", hopefully this will be better, I really like the design of this naked with customisation would be top.

4. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Dope.

5. aegislash

Posts: 1535; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I was against the new design language at first because of the flat tire camera/flash, but the more we learn about these devices, the more interested I am becoming. Held off on getting the S7 Edge because it felt too small. My S6 Edge+ and iPhone 6S Plus are the perfect sizes for me. (Yes I know S7 Edge and 6S Plus are the same screen real estate but the former just felt so damn tiny) But who knows....maybe my next device will be a Moto Z.

11. WPX00

Posts: 512; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Same here.

6. oister85 unregistered

Good luck Moto.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Why Moto, why? You had an A-lister with the Moto X Pure Edition. Why did you ruin that with these hideous designs? Oh I know, because it's Lenovo. Explains why we haven't seen 6.0.1 yet on the Moto X despite it being a Pure Edition phone.

8. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

I don't get it, why is this title makes it sound as if Motorola and Levono are two different companies when in reality Lenovo owns Motorola. In any case, I would prefer to see them announce their moto 360 3 instead. The last moto 360 barely had any improvements over the first gen. They need to do kick ass this time!

9. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

They need to reinvent the droid razr

10. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Motorola Moto Zzzzzzzzzzzzz

14. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Coincidentally Sony Z went zzzzzzzz too. XD

12. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Moro z style plus play...which ridiculous name Lenovo has decided to go with this time?

13. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Modules equals no buy for me.

15. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

How will battery modules work? Is the module depleted before the main battery? For battery alone, a removable one still seems better.

16. hiseshu

Posts: 38; Member since: May 09, 2016

My next phone would be " moto z force"

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