Motorola won't be making a Moto Z3 Force this year

Verizon just let slip when its 5G mobile service will launch

Moto Z3 First Look: Looking Ahead to 5G

Luckily for us, we're here live in Chicago at Motorola HQ today to see what the company has in store for consumers, and it's quite interesting. In other words, it's possible that the Z3 Play will one day work with the 5G Moto Mod, but for now, the Z3 is the only phone that's guaranteed to work with it.

The Mod will initially work only with the Z3, although Moto said it's working on making it compatible with earlier generations of Verizon Moto Z phones.

The Moto Z3 sports a 6-inch AMOLED screen that is accompanied by a taller display and minimal bezels on the top and bottom. This battery won't be used to increase the longevity of the phone beyond normal 4G usage, but merely keep the 5G radios humming along, as they consume a lot of power. Ahead of the company's event, the phones were leaked in image renders and specifications on the Android One devices also surfaced online.

For one, the phone - called the Moto Z3 - is actually a 4G phone, coming August 16 on Verizon.

As far as the phone goes, it is going on sale in the USA on August 16 with a price tag of $480, roughly Rs 33,000. The Z3 has an aluminium body with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass display just as the Z3 Play. The smartphone will be available in ceramic black color.

Exclusive to Verizon, this phone will get you a discount on a Moto Mod. Powering the smartphone is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset, which could seem to be outdated in comparison to the current flagship SoC.

There is no 3.5mm audio jack, but the company is providing a 3.5mm to USB Type-C adapter. There's also a side-mounted fingerprint reader just like the Z3 Play.

For its size, a 3,000mAh battery is rather small for the Moto Z3, and it does not look like it will be doing such a terrific job in competing with the other flagships that sport better hardware specifications. The model we saw has 64GB of storage, dual 12-megapixel main cameras, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. A dual-LED flash accompanies the rear camera. At the front, there is an 8MP snapper for selfie and video calling. It's not coincidental that the 5G Moto Mod won't be available until then at an undisclosed price. It comes with the Snapdragon X50 modem thanks to Motorola's partnership with Qualcomm. It'll be for Verizon's 5G network, and it will come "early in 2019", according to Verizon network chief Nicola Palmer. So, it has made a decision to circumvent the cost of up-to-date native components and forward the cost to a Moto Mod.

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