Motorola took advantage of a press conference in Chicago, to discuss its future Moto Z3 and especially its compatibility with the 5G, via the module 5G Moto Mod. A feat that makes it the first smartphone 5G compatible in the world …

If you take a quick tour of its technical sheet, you will immediately notice that the Moto Z3 is quite similar to models dating from 2017, like the Moto Z2 Force for example. An amazing step for a new flagship that will struggle to convince many consumers. Some prefer him for example at almost equal prices, the OnePlus 6.

A technical sheet that dates from a year, but a compatibility 5G before everyone

It is surprising, for example, to see a Snapdragon 835 processor, while the 845 is about to give way to its successor on 855. We are talking about two generations of difference for the Moto Z3!

  • Screen: 6 inches Oled Full HD + (2,160 x 1,080 px)
  • Mobile chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • Memory: 4 GB + 64 GB
  • Photo: Rear: 12 Mpx f 2.0 (color) + 12 Mpx (black and white). Before: 8 Mpx f 2.0
  • OS: Android 8.1
  • Battery: 3000 mAh

The real marketing argument of this model is to be the first 5G compatible smartphone in the world, via the accessory 5G Moto mod , a module that comes affixed to the back of the Motorola smartphone. The Moto Z3 is indeed a modular smartphone on which you can add a battery, another camera, etc.

Remain a question, to have the 5G so fast is not it a little gadget, even useless now? The new generation of the mobile Internet will indeed go through the 5G, but it is very far from its democratization in 2018, and in France for example it would be even more at the stage of the embryo, which makes almost anecdotic its presence on this terminal.

Motorola has planned to release its Moto Z3 on August 16, 2018 at a price of 480 dollars with a package at the operator Verizon, the only operator who will have the 5G … in 2019. Knowing this, it is clear that Europe does not. is not concerned. The manufacturer explains:  “The Moto Z3 with Moto Mod 5G is intended to trigger a new revolution in mobility, with an innovative design powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G and X24 LTE modems.”

Introducing the new Motorola Moto Z3