Motorola Unveils Moto Z4 With Snapdragon 675 And Legacy Moto Mods Support

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Motorola has just released its 2019 flagship device, and there aren't many surprises considering that the device leaked in full earlier this month. While the design aesthetic is familiar, the Moto Z4 actually shrinks the bezels compared to its Moto Z3 predecessor and adds a 19:9 OLED display with a small centrally-mounted teardrop notch.

The Moto Z3 came to the market in 2018 with a year-old Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor when other devices had adopted the Snapdragon 845. The Moto Z4 also doesn't go with the latest and greatest SoC for 2019, which just so happens to be the Snapdragon 855. Instead, the Moto Z4 uses the Snapdragon 675, which is a mid-range octa-core SoC paired with 4GB of RAM. Motorola includes 128GB of internal storage, but you can always add external storage with the microSD slot (up to 512GB).

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On the camera front, Motorola has made an interesting change. Last year's Moto Z3 features a dual-camera arrangement on the back. Instead, the Moto Z4 adopts just a single 48MP rear camera that supports Motorola Quad Pixel technology. Quad Pixel merges four pixels together to create a large pixel, which means that the final output is 12MP instead of 48MP.

Nestled within the teardrop notch is a 25MP selfie camera, which sits atop the 6.39-inch Full HD+ display (2340x1080). Motorola says that the screen-to-body ratio comes in at 85 percent. Speaking of the display, Motorola has incorporated a trendy in-display fingerprint reader, which replaces the side-mounted reader incorporated into the power button on the Moto Z3.

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When it comes to power, the Moto Z4 features a 3600 mAh lithium-ion battery that Motorola says can last up to 2 days per charge with normal use. With the included 15W TurboPower charger, you can get "hours of power" with just a few minutes of charging.

As you might expect, the Moto Z4 still supports the Moto Mod system of accessories that snap on to the back of the smartphone. And like the Moto Z3 before it, the Moto Z4 supports the brand new 5G Moto Mod which will allow you to hop onto Verizon's nascent 5G wireless network.

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Motorola will make the Moto Z4 available via Verizon starting on June 13th priced at $499.99. If you want to purchase the device unlocked, you'll pay the same $499.99 price, but will be able to obtain it from retailers like Amazon and Best Buy. Those unlocked phones, however, will come bundled with a free 360-degree camera Moto Mod.