Moto Z3 launches with Verizon with a modular path to 5G

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Most of the magnetic attachments seemingly boost battery life, but one of the most intriguing accessories is a mod that lets the device tap into the 5G network. We know for sure the Moto G5S Plus received Android 8.0 Oreo and the Moto G5 Plus will get it as well.

The Moto Z3 will launch in the USA as an exclusive with Verizon Wireless on August 16.

The Mod has a Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem in it, an X24 4G modem, and its own 2,000mAh battery that it shares with the phone.

Numerous Z3 Play's hallmark features, like its dual-lens cameras capable of shooting in true black-and-white, as well as its 6-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display, return in the Moto Z3.

Motorola will be hosting an event today at its headquarters in Chicago, which is expected to see the rollout of Moto Z3, Moto One and One Power.

There's a fingerprint reader on the side of the device (instead of the front or back) and dual 12MP depth-sensing cameras on the back.

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Motorola is positioning the Moto Z3 as the first 5G upgradeable phone, and that's fine. The 835, which was last year's flagship chip, doesn't support 5G, but all of that magic will come in the Mod.

Moving on to Motorola One Power, the upcoming phone will be smartphone maker's second Android One device after Moto X4. Between conventional fare like batteries and speakers to more niche accessories like a projector, Shakil Barkat, Moto's VP of Global Product Development, said most of Motorola's Mod bases were already covered. The Z3 employs a stock-ish version of Android that has a navigation button that's reminiscent of the one Google added to the Android P beta releases. However, the Motorola One and Motorola One Power have been a part of the rumour mill for a long time now. Going by the specs listed by TENAA, the Motorola Moto One Power will flaunt a 6.18-inch TFT LCD display with 2246×1080 pixels resolution.

The Moto Z3 combines that processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, though that can be improved by up to another 2TB through the use of a microSD card.

The Motorola One could sport a dual rear-facing camera setup consisting of 16MP+5MP sensors.

The Android 8.1 update weighs in at around 1.1GB and is directed toward the device which is codenamed "cedric", thus confirming that Android Oreo to Moto G5 is well on its way. Speaking of the battery, it checks in at 3,000 mAh, which should give you a full day of runtime. The listing gives a glimpse of the phone's front, which is expected to be almost bezel-less.

Moto One: Specifications and features Moto One could have a glossy finish at the back with Motorola logo, and a dual-rear camera which is not stacked.