Moto Z3 with 5G Moto Mod, Snapdragon 835 and dual rear cameras launched

Moto Z3 with 5G Moto Mod, Snapdragon 835 and dual rear cameras launched

Rounak Jain

Motorola today announced its latest flagship smartphone, the Moto Z3 in the USA. With the new Moto Z3, Motorola has also announced a new 5G Moto Mod that will make the device compatible with Verizon's 5G network in 2019. Apart from that, the Moto Z3 also comes with new depth-sensing AI, with support for Cinemagraphs and Google Lens included.

The latest flagship device from Motorola comes with a slightly baffling feature set - on one hand, Motorola has future-proofed the Moto Z3 by including 5G support, but on the other hand, the company has used an older generation of Snapdragon chipset.

Moto Z3 specifications

The Moto Z3 features a 6-inch Full HD+ resolution (2160 x 1080 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Motorola has stuck with a Super AMOLED panel for its flagship series, which does work well with its Moto Display feature.

Powering the Moto Z3 is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset that was launched back in 2016. The Snapdragon 835 chipset comes with eight cores clocked up to 2.45 GHz, along with Adreno 540 GPU. In terms of memory, the Z3 features 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 2TB using a microSD card.

One of the highlights of the Moto Z3 is its camera abilities. Motorola has used a dual camera setup on the rear, with a primary 12MP RGB camera and a secondary 12MP monochrome camera. The rear cameras feature a f/2.0 aperture, 1.25um pixel size, Laser Autofocus and Zero Shutter Lag for instant shots, assisted by a dual LED flash. The rear cameras also come with depth-sensing AI features which includes support for Google Lens and Cinemagraphs.

On the front, the device features a wide-angle 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture.

The Moto Z3 also comes with 5G Moto Mod support, and it will be the first phone to support 5G on Verizon's network in the USA in 2019, the company revealed. Motorola has achieved this feat by using millimeter wave components and Qualcomm's Snapdragon X50 modem. The 5G Moto Mod also comes with a 2,000mAh built-in battery.

Moto Z3 price

The Moto Z3 has been launched at a price of $480 unlocked, or $20 per month on a 24 month contract on Verizon. Motorola has not revealed full details about the 5G Moto Mod as of now, but the company says that it will be available in early 2019 exclusively in the USA. Launch details for other markets are not known yet.