Motorola is expected to unveil their latest flagship smartphones, the Moto Z and the Moto Z Play, during their parent company Lenovo’s Tech World event which will take place on the 9th of June of this year. With these next smartphone offerings, the company is looking to introduce the new “Z” series along with an ecosystem of modular backplates. These were originally thought to be called “Amps.” These are now called “MotoMods,” and these backplates are sure to create a ton of buzz. Recently, tipster Evan Blass gives the world the first possible look on these MotoMods.
Motorola Tipster Delivers the First Image of MotoMods
The image that has been leaked by Blass showcases the three modular backplates that are expected to be launched along with the new Motorola Z series. These “MotoMods” will be able to connect to the smartphones through the use of connection pins located at the back of the handset. These will bring additional utility towards these phones. To recall, the company was tipped to launch five modular backplates at the upcoming event. These will include an extra battery pack, a camera-style grip (complete with optical zoom and a flash module), a rugged cover that is also outfitted with a wide-angle lens, a stereo speaker setup, and even one with a pico projector.
In the leaked image, it shows the first Motorola MotoMod that shows the optical zoom lens. This particular backplate has a flash located to its left. Looking to its right, there is what would seem as a shutter button. The one behind this MotoMod seems to include a kickstand. This would essentially assist the user in keeping the phone upright while watching videos or whatnot. As for the second MotoMod seen in the image, it also seems to be slightly thicker than the one at the front. Speculations suggest that this could be the one that houses the battery pack. The third MotoMod in the image is quite difficult to look into, but it could be the stereo speaker variant or the one that houses the pico projector.
Reports state that Motorola is looking to do away with the Moto X series altogether. It will then release their new flagship handsets under the guise of the Z series. The Moto Z and Moto Z Play have already been heavily leaked in the past. Past information dictates that the “Z” will feature a 5.5-inch QHD display whereas the “Z Play” will sport a 5-inch Full-HD screen.