Moto Z (2017) Release Approaching as Moto Z2 Moniker Surface

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 0

In the second quarter of 2017, several smartphone OEMs such as HTC, Xiaomi, and OnePlus are expected to launch their Snapdragon 835 chip driven flagship phones. Lenovo-owned Motorola too is expected to launch a successor model for Moto Z flagship from last year. A new tweet from the reputable tipster, Evan Blass has revealed the moniker for the upcoming Motorola flagship.

The Moto Z is one of the best flagship smartphones from 2016. Its support for Moto Mods accessories is the USP of the phone.  It allows users to attach various kinds of accessories such as extra battery backup or external speakers to the set of pins available on the rear side of the phone. The idea of letting users attach new Moto Mods has turned out to be so successful for Motorola that it has confirmed that for at least three years it will be retaining the Moto Mods projects.

It means that the Moto Mods made for Moto Z (2016) will also be compatible with Moto Z from this year. Also, the company plans to make the Moto Z phone available on other carriers in the U.S. rather than being exclusive to Verizon. So, what would be the upcoming Moto Z phone called? The new tweet from Blass reveals that the Moto Z (2017) will be arriving with a Moto Z2 moniker. He has not revealed any details on the specs of the rumored Moto Z2.

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Around a month ago, the Moto Z2 had allegedly appeared on Geekbench benchmarking platform. It revealed the model number of the phone as XT1650 along with specs like Snapdragon 835, 4 GB RAM and Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS. A leaked photo of the purported Moto Z2 was also spotted nearly a month ago to showcase its front design. Speculations have it that it may feature an iris scanner.

The Moto Z was launched in June last year and it was made available for purchase by September. Hence, it is likely that the Moto Z2 may get unveiled in June this year. Motorola is also expected to launch Moto Z2 Play and Moto Z2 Force smartphones alongside the Moto Z2.