There's still a future for Moto Mods, but maybe don't expect so many new ones

There's still a future for Moto Mods, but maybe don't expect so many new ones
While companies like Google and LG have tried (and abandoned) different approaches to getting modular smartphones off the ground, Lenovo’s unique (and extensive) portfolio of Moto Mods is set to live on.
 
The latest modular accessory soon to be made available for handsets designed by the company’s Motorola subsidiary is arguably one of the most exciting to date, at least on paper, promising to add 5G connectivity to the Moto Z3 with a simple snap… at some point next year.

It’s unclear where “Lenovorola” might plan to take Moto Mods next after also releasing smartphone attachments enabling everything from hands-free Alexa assistance to “insta-share” projection, powerful stereo sound, “insta-share” printing, 360-degree content production, 10x optical zoom, and various battery life enhancements.
 
But one thing’s for sure – that 5G Moto Mod will not be the last of its kind, and said kind is “absolutely” a part of the brand’s mobile strategy for the “foreseeable future.” Gaurang Telang, Motorola’s product manager for Flagships and Innovation, confirmed as much on the heels of the Moto Z3’s announcement yesterday, although company officials also hesitated to talk dates or even general timetables for future snap-on smartphone accessories.

After so many experiments, some pretty disastrous, others full of promise, and a few simply too expensive to work, we shouldn’t be too shocked if Motorola starts slowing these releases down. A number of first-gen Mods have already gotten sequels, and other new and old family members are likely to be regularly refreshed. But the number of entirely new products is bound to drop.

source: Engadget

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Moto Z3
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(24h talk time)

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5 Comments

1. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

moto mod is a great idea the problem is they are "moto " mods so no one cared I wish the big players like Apple, Samsung and Google could do something smilier

2. Godlymansean

Posts: 339; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Yeah unless you're moto fan don't really matter, but companies do make similar products that you can attach to your phone without the magnetic connector, example being a controller for games. Of course nothing like the projector.

3. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I just don't like the idea that you have to remove your case to use the mods. especially when you have cases like a Defender on your phone

4. Godlymansean

Posts: 339; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Yeah that does suck only real thing you could do is screen protector + bumper case, which offers minimal protection.

5. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

true, then there's always the Shattershield available on the Force Edition assuming they release a Z3 version

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