Moto Z and Moto Z Play Officially Launches in China

by Habeeb Onawole 2

If you are living in China and you are out for a new phone, you might want to consider the Moto Z and Moto Z Play which has just been officially launched for the Chinese market.

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Moto Z

The Moto Z was announced in June during Lenovo’s Tech World event in San Francisco and has now found its way to mainland China. The Moto Z has a 5.5” 2K display, 4GB of RAM, 64GB ROM, 13MP f/1.8 rear camera with laser focus and OIS, 5MP front-facing camera, and a 2600mAh battery with Motorola’s TurboPower fast charge technology. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 CPU and Adreno 530 GPU. It also has a SD card slot that can take in up to 2TB cards (good luck finding one though)!

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The Moto Z is built from a 7000 series aviation grade aluminium and high steel backplate which is also corrosion resistant. Lenovo has employed a closed-loop antenna design for the NFC chip and communication module to achieve its 5.2 mm thinness (thickness). The Moto Z also features a P2i liquid repellent nano-coating to protect it from liquids.

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Moto Z Play

The Moto Z Play was first announced last week at the IFA Berlin tech expo.

It has the same 5.5” Super AMOLED screen but uses a 1080p resolution instead. There’s 3GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM which can be expanded to 2TB via a SD card slot. It’s rear camera is a 16 MP shooter with laser focus and PDAF. For video calls and selfies, there’s a 5MP up front. The Moto Z Play uses a Snapdrgon 625 processor and has a larger 3510mAh battery which brings it’s thickness to 7 mm. There is also NFC for mobile payments and a fingerprint scanner.

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Projector Mod
Battery Mods
Battery Mods

Moto Mods

Four Moto mods were launched alongside the phones. The JBL speaker mod which has stereo speakers that can pump out sounds reaching up to 80dB and has a 1100mAh built-in battery; a projector mod with a 480p resolution and projected image size of 70 inches; battery mods made by various manufacturers like TUMI, Kate Spade New York, and Incipio which can offer an additional 22 hours of battery life when snapped on;  and lastly, Hasselblad’s True Zoom camera mod which has a 10x optical zoom and xenon flash.

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The Moto Z will cost 3999 Yuan ($599) and the Moto Z Play will cost 3299 Yuan ($494). Both phones will be available for purchase via online  and offline channels starting tomorrow.

The JBL Speaker Mod will cost 699 Yuan ($105) and the 2220 mAh battery mods  will cost 499 Yuan ($75). You will shell out 1999 Yuan ($299 for the projector mod and 2299 Yuan ($344) for the Hasselblad camera mod.

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