The Motorola Moto X series is dead, Moto Z will take its place

The Motorola Moto X series is dead, Moto Z will take its place
Today, Motorola (or, rather, Lenovo) announced no less than three new Moto smartphones, though they're all aimed at users on a budget: Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus, and Moto G4 Play. There's been no word on any future Moto X handsets, and now we know why: the Moto X brand is being phased out. According to reliable leakster Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) and Venture Beat, Motorola Mobility and Lenovo are replacing the Moto X series with a brand new Moto Z family.

Reportedly, two of the first Moto Z handsets will sport 5.5-inch displays, being called Moto Z Style (codenamed Vector Thin) and Moto Z Play (codenamed Vertex) - obviously, these will succeed the Moto X Style and Moto X Play from last year. It seems that the Moto Z Style and Moto Z Play are the two leaked phones that were previously presented as Moto X4 variants. They have fingerprint scanners on the front, and modular back plates - users will be able to swap out modules, including a "premium camera grip with optical zoom lens", a pico projector, and a module featuring stereo speakers. All in all, it looks like these handsets will give the modular LG G5 a run for its money.

Interestingly, Venture Beat reports that Verizon's Moto phones of this year should also have new names: they won't be called Droid Turbo or Droid Maxx, but Moto Z Play Droid Edition and Moto Z Style Droid Edition. However, at this point, nothing is official.

It's said that Motorola will announce the Moto Z Style and Moto Z Play in the first half of June, in San Francisco, during Lenovo Tech World 2016. Well, we're impatiently waiting to see what this new Moto series is all about.



sources: Venture Beat, @evleaks

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