Moto Z2 Force Edition announced
A few weeks ago, Motorola introduced their new mid-range phone, the Moto Z2 Play. Today, the company announced their next flagship device, the Moto Z2 Force Edition. The sequel will feature a very similar design to last year's model in order for it to retain Moto Mod compatibility.
DISPLAY AND PROCESSOR
The Moto Z2 Force will have a 5.5-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with 534 ppi (pixels-per-inch) and Shatter Shield technology to make the screen shatterproof. Dimensions indicate that the handset will be thinner and also weigh a bit less than it's predecessor (76 x 155.8 x 6.1 mm, 143g vs 75.8 x 155.9 x 6.99 mm, 169g on the Moto Z Force).
Under the hood, there's a 2.35 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor paired with 4GB (in the U.S.) or 6GB (rest of the world) of RAM. Additionally, it will come preloaded with Android Nougat 7.1.1 and have an Adreno 540 GPU.
CAMERA AND BATTERY
Motorola is next to have their flagship device jump on-board the dual-camera train as the Moto Z2 Force will have dual 12-megapixel snappers on the rear of the device. Despite this, the phone will continue to sport a protruding circular camera module. The front will have a 5-megapixel camera with a 85 degree wide-angle lens and a dual flash.
It seems like Motorola is obsessed with making their devices slimmer and as a result, battery capacity usually takes a hit. To the dismay of Motorola fans, the Moto Z2 Force will have a smaller battery that clocks in at 2730 mAh compared to the original Moto Z Force which had a beefy 3500 mAh battery.
Regardless, Motorola promises all-day battery life and Turbopower charging that provides users 8 hours of juice in just 15 minutes. If you want to improve on the battery life, it's definitely worth picking up a battery mod.
Gone is the square fingerprint sensor. Instead, Motorola brought the redesigned sensor found on the Moto Z2 Play to the Moto Z2 Force. This new fingerprint sensor brings one-button navigation which allows you to navigate the device by swiping the sensor in different directions.
Selective black and white camera mode is a built-in feature that allows users to change the background or foreground to black and white while keeping the main focus in full color. Additionally, there's also a selective focus mode that keeps the main subject in an image clear while creating a blur effect in the background.
Motorola also introduced some new Moto Mods to go along with their new flagship. The first one is a 360 camera mod that captures 4K video, 360 audio, and ultra wide-angle images. This mod has a price tag of $299.99.
Next up is the Game Mod. A Verizon Wireless exclusive, the Game Mod features dual-control analog control sticks, a control pad, physical buttons, and provides 8 hours of play time. With a modest price tag of $79.99, this is a must have for gamers.
PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
As of today, you can pre-order the Moto Z2 Force on all four U.S. carriers. The device comes with 64GB of internal memory that can be expanded via microSD up to 2 TB. Color options are Super Black, Fine Gold, and Lunar Grey (T-Mobile exclusive) and retails for about $750. Release date is August 10th.