Report: All four major U.S. carriers will offer the Moto Z2 Force; check out the latest images

Report: All four major U.S. carriers will offer the Moto Z2 Force; check out the latest images
Unlike the original Moto Z Force, which was a Verizon exclusive in the states and given the name Moto Z Force DROID Edition, the sequel will be available from all four major U.S. carriers. That is the word from tipster extraordinaire Evan Blass, who posted the leak on his Twitter page. We've already seen an image that is supposedly that of the handset wearing the AT&T logo on the back. The Moto Z2 Force (it's unknown whether Verizon's version of the phone will use the DROID name again) is believed to be one of several phones to be unveiled this coming Tuesday, July 25th.

According to some newly leaked images of the device, the Moto Z2 Force has a small number of physical changes. On back is a new silver looking material that runs over the outer edge of the phone. While we are on the back, the camera module now features two lenses inside. The 16-pin magnetic connectors for the Moto Mods modular attachments remain the same. In front, the flash for the selfie snapper is now more of an oblong shape instead of being round, and the fingerprint scanner has changed from a square to an oblong design.

The Moto Z2 Force will keep its 5.5-inch screen, carrying a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution. The screen is protected by Motorola's ShatterShield which guarantees that the display won't crack or shatter from drops 5-feet up or less. One major change is under the hood, where the Moto Z2 Force will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset contaning an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. The U.S. version of the phone is expected to come with 4GB of RAM (as opposed to the 6GB on overseas models). Another big change, and not a good one, is the huge cut in battery capacity from 3500mAh to 2730mAh. Motorola reportedly wants to make the device thinner, although it will apparently be at the expense of the model's battery life.


source: @evleaks, AndroidHeadlines

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Moto Z2 Force Edition
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2730 mAh

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13 Comments

1. Walkermoon

Posts: 38; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

That fingerprint scanner though!!

2. sun0066

Posts: 266; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

Less battery =less sale !

3. francis105d1

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 23, 2017

I own the Moto G4 plus xt1644. I may buy the Moto e4 plus if it comes to MetroPCS or Boost Mobile at a discount price just like the e4, but I was thinking about the Moto z2 force. If the variant of the USA is going to be downgraded from the rest of the world I will just skip it. I am not buy a lower tech. I want the same 3000 mAh battery 6 of ram and 128 GB . If in some other country they put a model with more hardware than USA I am out of the market. Moto take this from a all ready a owner of your phone. You do that s**t and you will not sell

4. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Wow, destroy the battery capacity just to make the phone thinner and sell those God forsaken mods. Tsk, tsk, tsk. That's also why they likely backed out on the capacity of the Moto X4. 3800mAh all the way down to 3000mAh? Really? 3200mAh would be darling enough with the SD625 family (630 is what's rumored).

5. boriqua2000

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Not enough ram or battery. Come on Motorola, no one wants a paper thin brittle phone. We want more power.

6. BuffaloSouce unregistered

If the build is similar to the Z2 Play, then it's going to feel terrible in the hand

7. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Nobody will care if all carriers offer it with such a small battery. Like Lenovo is definitely going through a mid-life crisis. They have completely destroyed the Moto line. Z "Play" line is meant to be a smartphone is extraordinary battery life. But they diminished that to make it thinner. Nobody bought the original ZPlay for it's thinnest. They wanted the battery life. That was the main selling point. The internal storage and camera definitely needed a bump, but not for the sake of diminishing one of its best features. Plus I heard the Z2 Plays camera still sucks. Z "Force" line is meant to be the best of the best, a "Force" to be reckowned with. Best of camera, battery life, speed/power processing, durability, with the main focus being on durability, and battery life. They improve everything else, just to diminish the battery life. They are doing this to sell Moto Mods. It's nothing wrong with Moto Mods or the battery Moto Mod. But don't take a great thing, make it "good" enough, just to make it great with an added accessory (Moto Mods). Whose gonna buy either, if the phone sucks. Could've left the great battery and added a Moto Mod to go from Great/Excellent to Exceptional/Perfect.

8. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

So they are doing what LG did last year with G5 which was a failed experiment? Makes sense.

10. collin3000

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

My last 9 smartphones have been Motorola. If the rumored battery cut is true it'd be enough to push me out of the Moto camp especially since the mods "promise" is playing out horribly (overpriced, duplicate, and "useless" mods replicating features that used to be built in). Moto is squandering the massive potential they had for decisions likely made by a few C-level marketing people polling iPhone users instead of listening to their engineers and user base.

11. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

With that battery, the phone just became Failed On Arrival. I guess they intend to sell battery mods.

14. droiduh

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 04, 2015

I guess battery mods are not flying off the shelves fast enough as they hoped.

12. Oreo10

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Always thought Moto was going to stay the leader in battery life. Looks like they are falling into the industry obsession with thinness. Unfortunately going to have to look elsewhere for my next phone after the Z force.

13. droiduh

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 04, 2015

Well I guess I'm keeping the original Moto Z Force. 3500mAh to 2730mAh is a big drop (reducing hours of run time).

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