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Moto z3 world’s first 5G-upgradable smartphone officially unveiled

By The Mobile 360 on August 5, 2018
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Motorola announced the company’s latest top-of-the line flagship offering Moto Zat a launch event held in Chicago. the company has teamed-up with Verizon to World’s first 5G-upgradable smartphone, which will let you tap into Verizon’s 5G network, when available with the help of an optional 5G Moto Mod.

Moto Z3 price, availability

The Moto Z will be available in the U.S at $480 (approx ₹32,900 | €414). it will be available exclusively via Verizon starting from August 16th at a $20 for 24 months on Verizon’s device payment plan for the carrier-locked variant. the company is also offering up to $300 off on a new moto z3 through device payment plan, when you switch to Verizon and trade-in your old device. The 5G moto mod will be available in the U.S exclusively in early 2019.

Announcing the launch, Nicola Palmer, Verizon’s chief network engineer and head of wireless networks, said, “5G will change the ways we live, work, learn and play. It will touch nearly every industry sector, impact our economy in a profound way and dramatically improve our global society. Verizon is the definitive leader in the development and deployment of 5G. Our consistent and relentless focus on always delivering the best 4G network is the perfect foundation to bring 5G to market, As we like to say, we don’t wait for the future, we build it.”

Moto Z3 highlight features

  • 5G Ready
    World’s first smartphone to support 5G network, when available with the help of an optional 5G Moto Mod
  • Dual depth-sensing rear cameras
    Capture and edit brilliant photos and self portraits in any light. The smart cameras even recognize objects and text.
  • 6” edge-to-edge display
    Enjoy your favorite content in living color on a Max Vision Full HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

Moto z3, is the world’s first smartphone with access to Verizon’s 5G Network, delivering a new beginning for indulging in video, connecting home devices, working remotely and gaming in AR and VR. Motorola also partnered with Qualcomm to achieve this industry milestone utilizing the flagship Snapdragon X50 modem and millimeter wave components. it offers up to 24 hours of built-in battery life, and even if that’s not enough it gives you half a day’s power in half an hour of charging with turbopower. At just 6.75mm, moto z3 is one of the thinnest smartphones around. With an aluminum body, 2.5D shaped Corning Gorilla Glass display, and smooth rounded corners, it looks as great as it feels in your hand. Never let spills, splashes, or a little rain get in your way. A water-repellent coating helps protect your phone inside and out. Turn on one button nav to replace the Android buttons with a simple bar and navigate your phone using intuitive gestures. Swipe left to go back or right to access recent apps, tap to go home, and more.

Moto Z3 Specifications


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Screen size6.01-inch Super AMOLED Max Vision display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
Screen typeTouchscreen
Resolution2160 x 1080 pixels
Aspect ratio18:9
Processor manufacturerQualcomm
ProcessorSnapdragon 835, 2.35GHz, octa-core CPU
GPUAdreno 540
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typeMicroSD expansion
Expandable storage upto2TB
Battery capacity (in mAh)3000 mAh
Battery typeLi-Ion non-removable Li-Ion
Other battery features15W TurboPower Charging support, Support Wireless charging via optional Moto Mod
Rear camera typeDual Cameras
Primary camera12MP primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture, 1.25um pixel size
Rear flashdual LED flash
Secondary camera12MP monochrome sensor with Laser Autofocus (pDAF), Zero Shutter Lag
Camera featuresCinemagraphs, portrait mode, spot color, cutout mode, true black and white, face filters, panorama, manual mode, YouTube Live mode, text / landmark / object recognition (powered by Google Lens), text scanner, active photos, barcode & QR code scanner, business card reader
Rear camera video captureUp to 4K Ultra HD (30 fps), Timelapse video, Slow motion video, Video face filters
Selfie camera typeSingle camera
Primary Selfie camera8MP Selfie Camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, 84-degree wide-angle lens
front flashYes, Screen flash
Secondary Selfie cameraNo
Camera featuresCinemagraph, portrait mode, group selfie mode, YouTube Live mode, face beauty, manual mode, face filters, active photos
Front camera video captureUp to 1080p (30 fps), Timelapse video, Slow motion video, Video face filters
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Wi-Fi standard802.11 a/ac/b/g/n 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz
Bluetooth versionBluetooth 5.0
HeadphonesUSB-C to 3.5mm audio jack converter included
Number of SIMsSingle
SIM typeNano SIM
SIM type-
FingerprintYes, Rear Facing (embedded on the Moto Wings logo)
Compass | MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
Ambient light sensorYes
Dimensions (in mm)76.5 x 156.5 x 6.75 mm
Weight (in grams)156 grams
ColoursCeramic Black
Launch date02 August, 2018 (in Chicago)
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Verizon: First to 5G.

Verizon will be first to launch 5G residential broadband service in four markets in the U.S. – including Houston, Los Angeles, Sacramento and one additional city, to be named – in the second half of 2018, followed by a mobile 5G solution in 2019. The moto z3 with 5G moto mod will take full advantage of Verizon’s mobile 5G service over millimeter wave spectrum for massive bandwidth, ultra-high speeds and single-digit millisecond latency. 5G will improve the experience for all types of gaming, virtual and augmented reality applications, and for anyone that needs real-time speeds for work and play.

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