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Finally, Motorola marks the end of countless rumors and leaks with the announcement of the Moto Z2 Force. The device with the ShatterShield technology from the company has been launched a month after the Moto Z2 Play and Moto Mods went official.
The second generation Moto Z2 Force comes with the same durability as the original one and the company assures that the display will never shatter. We have come across several leaked renders of the Moto Z2 Force and these gave us an idea of how the handset might look like. Though there are slight tweaks done to the final design of the smartphone, the overall look appears to be predominately unchanged.
The Moto Z2 Force features an all-metal build and slim design. The 7000 series aluminum build makes the smartphone highly durable. While the original Moto Z Force featured a glass back, the latest one has a brushed metal rear.
The antenna lines run along the border line. Even the Moto Mod connector pins seem to be redesigned despite the fact that the Z2 Force will support the older mods. The changes in terms of design are minimal including a redesigned fingerprint sensor or home key and the positioning of the LED flash unit.
The Moto Z2 Force adorns a 5.5-inch 2K POLED display featuring the ShatterShield technology. The smartphone employs a Snapdragon 835 SoC and arrives in three variants - 4GB+64GB, 6GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB based on the market. All the variants will support expandable storage with the help of a microSD card.
The Moto Z2 Force will be launched in either single SIM or dual SIM variants based on the region. There are connectivity features such as Bluetooth and WiFi with MIMO. The smartphone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat that can be upgraded to Android O and includes a slew of sensors as well. Motorola has ditched the 3.5mm audio jack for a USB Type-C port and there is a 2730mAh battery as claimed by the recent rumors.
There is a dual 12MP rear camera setup with color and monochrome sensors. Both are 12MP Sony IMX386 sensors with f/2.0 aperture. There is laser autofocus, depth detection and zero shutter lag. The front camera is a 5MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture with flash and pro mode.
Motorola showed the Moto 360 Caemera mod that can shoot in 4K with immersive audio. There is 150-degree field of view and it supports live streaming directly to social media. This accessory is priced at $299.99 (approx. Rs. 19,000).
Price and Availability
The Moto Z2 Force has been launched in three color variants - Super Black, Lunar Grey and Fine Gold. The device is priced starting from $720 (approx. Rs. 46,000). It will go on sale on August 10 with a free Insta-Share Projector Moto Mod. The device will released in several other countries in the coming weeks.