Verizon and Motorola Unveil the First U.S. 5G Smartphone-Sort Of

Verizon just let slip when its 5G mobile service will launch

Like all of the previous members of the Moto Z family, the Moto Z3 will support the growing number of Moto Mods, the add-on accessories that attach to the back of these phones to add features like more battery life, better cameras and speakers, and much more.

5G Moto Mod will enable high-speed 4K live streaming and video chatting, lag-free gaming and VR experiences along with faster download speeds on Moto Z3. This means, unlike the last year Moto Z family that included the Moto Z2 Force and Moto Z2 Play, there will be the Moto Z3 and Moto Z3 Play this year. Ahead of the official debut, the new renders images and leaks of the smartphones have surfaced online. The smartphone is fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery which is claimed to offer half a day's power in half an hour.

The Moto Z3 looks like every other metal and glass phone.

In the camera aspect, the Moto Z3 packs dual cameras at the rear which are basically a 12MP + 12MP combo. You don't get a 3.5mm headphone jack on either phone, just a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter in the box. Incidentally, Qualcomm had recently displayed the world's first truly miniaturized 5G antenna that can be embedded in multiple quantities within electronic devices.

Moving on to Motorola One Power, the upcoming phone will be smartphone maker's second Android One device after Moto X4.

Motorola says the Moto Z3 with 5G Moto Mod will be capable of wireless data speeds of up to 5Gbps.

As expected, Motorola unveiled a more premium version of its Moto Z3 Play device.

These questions will likely surface as the 5G Moto Mod's release nears. Between in-house work, efforts from longstanding hardware partners and upstart Mod creators, Motorola has made it clear that Moto Mods won't just disappear overnight. In addition to using the software, users will also have to report bugs and issues in the software.

With the Moto G5S Plus already updated to a stable Oreo build and the G5/G5 Plus receiving their soak tests, it's only the Moto G5S which needs to be filled in with a new firmware.

The Moto Z3 will be available exclusively via Verizon on August 16th for $480, or $20 per month for 24 months. The phone will be available in ceramic black colour variant. Motorola did announce availability won't be until "early 2019". The company has now launched the smartphone only for the USA market.

You may even be eligible for an up-to $300 discount when buying the Z3 if you switch to Verizon from a different carrier and trade in your current phone. There is now no information about the eagerly awaited Motorola One Power and the Moto One smartphones. However, its primary selling point will be the fact that it is upgradeable and we will be getting to that in just a bit.

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