Motorola just took the wraps off its latest flagship in China. Called the Moto Z 2018, the fphone packs dual rear cameras, a 7000 series aluminium body and a 5.5” AMOLED ShatterShield display. Do the specs of the Moto Z 2018 look familiar? Of course! That is because it is the Moto Z2 Force with a different name.
Moto Z 2018 Design
With respect to design, the Moto Z 2018 is nearly identical to the international variant. It has the same brushed metal back design, all-round antenna line, redesigned moto mod connector pins, and a glass front. However, the Motorola batwing logo is gold instead of black.
Moto Z 2018 Specs
The Moto Z 2018 has a 5.5-inch AMOLED ShatterShield 2K display. Unlike the Z2 Force, this model packs 6GB of RAM and 128GB UFS storage but is still powered by the Snapdragon 835. There is also a MicroSD card slot for up to an additional 2TB.
The Moto Z 2018 has dual Sony IMX386 12MP rear cameras in the monochrome + RGB format. Above the display is a 5MP OmniVision 5695 selfie camera with its own flash.
The Moto Z comes with a 2730mAh battery but the phone comes bundled with a 3490mAh Moto Mod with TurboPower in addition to a Moto Style Mod that adds wireless charging.
There is a USB-C 3.1 port at the bottom with support for Motorola’s 15W TurboPower charging technology. The port also doubles for audio since the phone doesn’t have an audio jack. The Moto Z 2018 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.
Moto USB-C Hi-Fi Headphones
Motorola also announced its first USB-C earphones or like it says, the world’s first USB-C Hi-Fi headphones. It is the in-ear type with a 120cm long braided cable and an in-line control with volume buttons and a call button.
Kingsman VIP Special Edition
The Moto Z 2018 also has a Kingsman VIP Special Edition. It comes in box designed like a briefcase which holds the phone, a VIP Card, TurboPower battery mod, wireless charging mod, USB-C to 3.5mm audio adapter, leather flip case, 45th year anniversary notepad, the USB-C Hi-Fi audio headphones, and a warranty card.
Pricing and Availability
The Moto Z 2018 is available in only black and will retail for ¥9,999 (~$1500). Expensive right? That is because you get the Kingsman VIP Special Edition. There is no mention of it being available as a standard version.