New Motorola Moto Mods (including a camera supporting interchangeable lenses) are reportedly coming soon

Some of Motorola's current Moto Mods

Some of Motorola's current Moto Mods


Motorola Mobility is seemingly getting ready to release several new Moto Mods for its Moto Z smartphones. The most interesting - and possibly the most expensive - among them should be a camera Mod with support for interchangeable lenses (made by the likes of Canon, Nikon, and Sony). Such a Moto Mod could transform a Moto Z smartphone into a serious alternative to DSLR and mirrorless cameras, although it remains to be seen how well this can perform.   



 



A second new Moto Mod should be an upgraded projector (offering 35% more brightness and a larger battery compared to the current Moto Projector), while a third one is expected to be a "low cost speaker."



 



Interestingly, it's said that a drone Moto Mod also exists - this seemingly "has the ability to fly off the back and take a photo of you then fly back on its own." Unfortunately, the (unknown) manufacturer of the drone Mod allegedly backed out of planning to release it, and it's not clear if Motorola intends to pursue this idea further.



 



All these details come from a person who attended a non-public conference where Motorola showcased these unannounced Moto Mods. There is no word on exactly when the new Mods will be launched, but it may happen at the same time with the Moto Z3 smartphone series - if that's the case, we may have to wait until summer for them.



 



source: Reddit 

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10 Comments

1. Stappy3

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Um a drone mod that can do WHAT??

2. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

I would like to see something similar to the moto mods but from Samsung or even apple because they will get more attention and support form 3ed party manufactures

3. Zylam

Posts: 1751; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

What about forward compatibility when the redesign comes? Unless of course these are mods for the new design, in which case it would be interesting to see what enhancements Moto have made to the socket.

5. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I'd imagine their whole modular concept would have to be stable so that the modules purchased today will work with phones purchased tomorrow. As long as the connector system and power/data transfer works the same way (the pogo pins), that should be entirely doable.

8. Geoffreysorrell

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 31, 2018

They aren't changing design for the next 2 gen

4. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

The only way this would be at all worthwhile is if in addition to offering a lens mount, the module also had a larger sensor for which the computation could still be done on the phone. Also, as much as I'm not a fan of things proprietary, I don't necessarily see it being very desirable to put an EF or EF-S lens on a phone -- portability goes out the window entirely. If you're going to do this on a phone, I think you have to put a lot of weight behind its sensor, content marketing, and build a proprietary, smaller lens system for it.

7. tomskytot

Posts: 37; Member since: May 10, 2014

with the camera mod, it covers the built in camera of the phone. Isn't possible for them to actually use it a like a secondary camera to support the hasselblad module? To get more depth or for extra effects?

9. Geoffreysorrell

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 31, 2018

I'm making one call the Moto mod vape mod I have an indiegogo if you would like to see the progress I am a contestant in the transforming the smart phone competition I have a drawing but need to digitize it still

10. Geoffreysorrell

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 31, 2018

I have a new mod I'm building on indiegogo it's the Moto mod vape mod

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