Freshly leaked Moto Z4 render shows off insanely thin profile, resurrected headphone jack

Freshly leaked Moto Z4 render shows off insanely thin profile, resurrected headphone jack
The foldable Motorola Razr is without a doubt the brand's most highly anticipated device expected to see daylight sometime over the next few months, but obviously, the Lenovo-owned company has a bunch of other stuff in the pipeline as well, including an entry-level Moto E6 and high-end (ish) Moto Z4

While we're still not 100 percent certain the idea of a Moto Z4 Play has been abandoned, yet another leaked render of a handset presumed to be the "standard" Z4 is today showcasing a familiar modular design with a couple of interesting revisions. Just like previous leaks, this suggests a modern in-display fingerprint reader will replace the more conventional side-mounted biometric recognition method found on both the Z3 and Z3 Play.

Of course, that's not necessarily a good thing in terms of fingerprint scanning speed and reliability, but it's only fair to wait and see what Motorola can do to improve that stuff in real-life scenarios. Another big change is the reduction of the Z3 and Z3 Play's horizontal screen bezels, which are almost completely eliminated and replaced with a sleek waterdrop-style notch.

Speaking of sleek, today's (ev-) leaked imagery reveals the incredibly thin profile of the Moto Z4, which might be even slimmer than the 6.8 mm Moto Z3 and Z3 Play. Despite that insanely delicate design choice, it looks like the beloved 3.5 mm headphone jack will be making a comeback, positioned next to a USB Type-C port, with a speaker curiously located at the top of the handset rather than the bottom side.

Another previously rumored tidbit that gains further "confirmation" today is the presence of a single rear-facing camera, along with a swanky "batwing" Motorola logo and 16-pin connector for Moto Mods at the back of the Moto Z4. While Evan Blass is keeping all specifications under wraps, we already "know" that imaging sensor is set to be equipped with a full 48 megapixels, while the single selfie shooter doesn't sound like a pushover either, with 25MP capabilities.

The Moto Z4 is also expected to feature a Snapdragon 675 processor and 3,600 mAh battery, which would make it a decent... upper mid-range device. As such, the world probably doesn't need a Z4 Play variant. 

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15 Comments

1. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 452; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Insanely thin? Another phone with battery life that doesn't last longer than a day....

2. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1239; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

With an SD675 and a 3,600mAh battery, easily 2 days.

6. troutsy

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

3600mAH and less than 6.8mm thickness isn't possible

7. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1239; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Of course it is, longer but thinner battery obviously.

3. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It’s 3600 mAH and it’s paired with a lower power mid range Snapdragon SoC. I’m sure it will be fine to very good in terms of battery life by itself. You can also add powerpack mods that will help in charging and keeping you connected why out and about on long day

13. OneLove123

Posts: 849; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

The CPU is more like mid to high. It scores over 2k on single core in geekbench and almost 6k on multj. Why don't they just use sd 835 or 45?

14. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1239; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Because this is cheaper and more efficient

5. ijuanp03

Posts: 507; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I'm using Z3 Play and it lasts longer than a day. Typical keyboard warrior complaining about a product that isn't even released in the market. Lol

11. OneLove123

Posts: 849; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

My z2 force last the whole day with its 2700mah battery. The Z4 would last even longer with a less powerful cpu.

15. applesnapple93

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

do you not charge your phone at night?

4. ijuanp03

Posts: 507; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

This Moto Z4 is by far the best looking Z ever. The bezel-less display fits the hardware perfectly. Good job Motorola!

8. LiveFaith

Posts: 363; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Finally. More gets it. Nice design.

9. DFranch

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I like the bezel-less design, but not a fan of the speaker on top. I'll never hear my phone ringing when the phone is in my pocket.

10. Sparkxster

Posts: 1186; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Z4 design is so nice!

12. OneLove123

Posts: 849; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

This sd 675 is better than the pixel xl 3a with sd 710.

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