Motorola has had a rollercoaster ride in the smartphone industry. From being the pioneer of mobile phones and boeing swept out of the market, it has faced it all. The company has had a shady past, first acquired by Google and then acquired by Lenovo. The company now has the Moto E, Moto G, Moto M and Moto Z lines, the Moto Z being the flagship smartphone from Moto. Now, the Moto Z 2017 has been spotted in leaked renders on Weibo.
As can be seen from the render, then design looks quite familiar. It features a large display with a fingerprint sensor at the bottom chin of the device. It remains unclear whether the fingerprint sensor doubles as a home button. The Moto branding can be found on the front.
The front facing camera of the Moto Z 2017 can be found on the top left corner of the device while interestingly, a front facing flash can be found on the right corner of the device.
The usual stuff like the volume rockers and the power button can be found on the right of the device.
Another image featuring a “Gamepad Moto Mod” confirms the Moto Z render. The Gamepad Moto Mod looks really cool and transforms the Moto Z into a proper gaming device.
However, at the moment we are not sure if the phone showcased above is the Moto Z, or the Moto Z Force or the Moto Z Play. However all the three phones will likely carry a similar design.
The smartphone is expected to sport a 5.5 inch Quad-HD display and will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM. The Snapdragon 835 chipset is the current top of the line processor from Qualcomm.
Clearly, Moto(Lenovo) is trying to play to safe this year and it not going for any new and drastic change in the name of “innovation”. Considering that the software on Moto phones are pretty light weight and the top notch specs the smartphone packs, the Moto Z should perform exceedingly well.
The new Moto Z is expected to be released sometime around June this year.