Motorola Moto Z2 Force Arrives August 10 For All Carriers, 360-Degree Camera Moto Mod Unveiled
But in case you’ve missed all of our previous articles on the Moto Z2 Force, here’s the rundown. The smartphone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display that’s nearly indestructible thanks to its ShatterShield design. Other features include dual 12MP f/2.0 rear cameras (one shoots in color, while the other is monochrome), and the smartphone runs Android 7.1.1.
For those concerned about durability now that the Moto Z2 Force is thinner than its predecessor, Motorola doesn’t want you to worry. The company has infused the smartphone with 7000 series aluminum to resist buckling and bending during everyday use.
One bit of disappointing news (other than the fact that U.S. customers won’t receive 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage like other markets around the globe), is that battery capacity has been reduced compared to the first-generation Moto Z Force from 3,500 mAh to 2,730 mAh. Motorola says that even with the reduction in battery capacity, the Moto Z2 Force will still last for a full day on a charge. Despite what Motorola claims, more is definitely better, especially if you’re a power user.
Now that you only have 2,730 mAh to power you through the day, the Moto Z2 Force’s Moto Mods support is even more important for road warriors. Motorola offers the TurboPower Pack, which straps a 3,490 mAh battery to the back of your Moto Z2 Force. It will greatly prolong your runtimes, but will drain $80 from your wallet while adding thickness and weight to your smartphone.
Speaking of Moto Mods, Motorola is launching a new 360-degree camera mod for the Moto Z2 Force, which can shoot at up to 4K. The camera mod can also record 3D audio, which is a plus. However, we should note that this particular Moto Mod will set you back a hefty $300.
The Moto Z2 Force is available to pre-order today (shipping August 10th) from all major carriers and will retail for around $750 off-contract.