Apart from launching the Motorola P30, the Lenovo owned company has also announced Motorola Z3 smartphone and the budget-friendly E5 Plus handset. The major selling point of the Motorola Z3 is the first 5G upgradeable as it comes with 5G Moto Mod accessory. The low-priced E5 Plus is packed with 5,000mAh battery that can last for up to two days and also it comes with an affordable price tag.
Motorola Z3 Specifications, Features and Pricing
The Motorola Z3 features a very thin splash-resistant chassis that measures only 6.75mm in thickness. It features Gorilla Glass 3 panels on its front and rear sides. It houses a 6.01-inch Super AMOLED screen that produces Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The Snapdragon 835 SoC fuels the phone with 6 GB of RAM. It has an internal storage of 128 GB and comes with a microSD card slot.
For photography, the Motorola Z3 is equipped with dual 12-megapixel camera hat comes with features like laser autofocus, PDAF, depth focus and dual-tone LED flash. The front-facing of the Z3 is of 8-megapixel. A 3,000mAh battery is present inside the Z3. The Android 8.1 Oreo OS customized with ZUI 4.0 comes preinstalled on the phone. A fingerprint scanner is fitted on its rear side.
The bottom portion of the back panel of the Motorola Z3 features 16-pin pogo connector for attaching different kinds of Moto Mods accessories. Some of the Moto Mods that are available for the Motorola Z3 include a 5G Moto Mod that will be available by early 2019, an Eye-Hasselblad camera with 10x zoom, a battery pack enabled with Turbo charging, a JBL stereo speaker and insta-share projector.
The Motorola Z3 costs 3,399 Yuan (~$578) and its sales will begin in China from Aug. 16. It will be available in a single color option of black.
Motorola E5 Plus Specifications, Features and Pricing
The Motorola E5 Plus feature a 6-inch IPS LCD screen that supports HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. The Snapdragon 430 that includes an octa-core processor that clocks at 1.4 GHz powers the phone. The 32 GB and 64 GB storage variants of the phone include 3 GB and 4 GB of RAM. It is equipped with a microSD card slot.
For photography, the Motorola E5 Plus features a 12-megapixel rear camera with laser focus, PDAF, Electronic Image Stabilizer and dual-tone LED flash. For snapping selfies, it is equipped with an LED enabled front-facing camera of 5-megapixel. The behemoth 5,000mAh battery of the phone carries support for 18W fast charging. It also features a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
The 32 GB storage + 3 GB RAM edition of the Motorola E5 Plus carries a price tag of 1,299 Yuan (~$187). It can be bought in colors like Monet Gray and Van Gogh Gold. Its 64 GB storage + 4 GB RAM variant has a pricing of 1,699 Yuan (~$245) and its color options are Monet Gray and Van Gogh Gold. The sales of the Motorola E5 will begin in China on Aug. 16.
The Chinese market is lead by brands OPPO, Huawei, Vivo and Xiaomi. With today’s launch event that specifically held to announce Motorola phones, it is quite evident that Lenovo is applying dual-brand strategy to gain popularity in the Chinese market. It is interesting to see that Motorola Z3, P30 and E5 Plus that were unveiled today do not carry “Moto” branding.