As we head into September Lenovo readies the launch of a pair of new Motorola Smartphones in Canada. The Moto Z , the thinnest smartphone you can buy will be Motorola’s flagship and the Moto Z Play will offer a huge battery that packs up to 45 hours of battery life. But there’s more new stuff that I got a preview of yesterday.
Both these phones illustrate the problems facing those trying to make their smartphone’s stand out over the rest. How much bigger, thinner or long lasting can you make your slab of metal, plastic or glass? Well Motorola’s answer is Moto Mods. Starting with colourful backs that snap on to your Moto to give it a bit of personality Motorola has taken Mods to the nest step.
Both Z phones have powerful magnets on the back with a series of contacts to allow backs that actually do something. The obvious choice is a battery pack from Incipio that adds hours to your battery life. There is also an impressive speaker from JBL and a really cool Insta-Share projector that allows you to put your pictures, videos even games up on the wall. All available with the phones in early September.
Coming later is a really cool camera back from Hasselblad that turns you Moto Z or Z Play into a easy to hold well balanced advanced camera. Featuring 10x Optical Zoom and a Xenon flash, lighting and distance will never stand in the way of capturing the perfect image. Expect even more control and flexibility with the ability to shoot in RAW format. Plus, physical shutter and zoom controls, guaranteeing a great handling experience. Added bonus? You’ll also get free access to Hasselblad’s Phocus software for streamlined editing control and the highest quality output.
Watch here for full reviews of the Moto Z smartphones. The Moto Z Play will be available in September at $650 outright. Rogers TELUS and Koodo will offer lower prices with certain plans.