Lenovo becomes the first smartphone manufacturer in the world that brings the first ever 5G enabled handset in the market. It’s Moto Z3 that was announced at a special event held at Lenovo’s headquarters in Chicago, USA.
Although Moto Z3 will not be supporting 5G connectivity out of the box when it hits the shelves but a special 5G Moto Mod would do the job in early next year that would exclusively be made available on Verizon’s 5G network in the US.
Moto Z3 – Features
The Moto Z3 has nothing special when it comes to design features as the smartphone presents the typical Moto taste. The device carries a 6.01-inch Super AMOLED screen on the front with Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Although, the display panel is protected by the aging Gorilla Glass 3 but it is said to be splash and water resistant.
Rear of the device is equipped with a dual camera setup and an LED flash; all enclosed inside a raised circular module that looks really cool and unique to the Moto lineup. Interestingly, Lenovo has embedded the fingerprint scanner on the power button affixed on the right side of Moto Z3 along with the volume rocker.
In addition, the rear panel houses the pin connector for the Moto Mods. The device is equally compatible with all previous Mods as well as the new 5G Moto Mod which the device comes with. The 5G Mod is developed in partnership with Verizon and it is equipped with a Snapdragon X50 modem that will allow customers to eventually take advantage of the carrier’s next-generation network.
The Moto Z3 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core chipset that is supported by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. However, if it falls short of your expectations, you may use a microSD card of up to 2TB size to expand the memory. Although, the device runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo OS out of the box but is expected to get a speedy update to Android 9.0 P when it arrives.
On the camera front, Moto Z3 offers a dual lens setup on the rear comprising of a 12MP unit with f/2.0 aperture and another 12MP monochrome sensor. The smartphone is capable to record video up to 4K Ultra HD at 30fps. The selfie shooting is taken up by an ultra-wide 84 degrees 8MP lens having f/2.0 aperture. However, the front camera’s video recording is limited to 1080p at 30fps.
The Moto Z3 is fuelled by a comparatively smaller 3,000 mAh battery whereas the 5G Moto Mod would deliver an extra 2,000 mAh power when connected. The battery unit can be charged with a 15W TurboPower charger. While, Motorola claims that the device can easily accompany you for a day-long usage on a single charge but we have some reservations on that claim.
Moto Z3 – Pricing and Availability
As announced by Lenovo, the Moto Z3 will be launched on August 16th as Verizon-exclusive in the US having price tag of $480 (~PKR 59,600). Of course, this pricing doesn’t include the 5G Moto Mod. The price of the Moto Mod is yet to be announced but it won’t be available until the start of 2019.
The company has yet not disclosed any plans to bring the first ever 5G enabled handset in rest of the world but we expect its global rollout to Europe and Asian markets including China, India and Pakistan very soon. Keep visiting these pages to know exact release date in your country or region.
Moto Z3 – Specifications
|OS||Android Oreo 8.1|
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G through Moto Mod|
|Dual SIM Support||Yes|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Display||6.01-inch Super AMOLED with Full HD+ (2160×1080) resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Water-repellent coating|
|Fingerprint Scanner||Mounted on right side|
|Card Slot||Yes, up to 2TB|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.0 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, GPS|
|Primary Camera||12MP, f/2.0 + 12MP monochrome, LED flash, HDR|
|Secondary Camera||8MP f/2.0|
|Price||$480 (~PKR 59,600)|