After multiple leaks resulting in a phone being shipped out too early to a customer, Motorola has finally taken the wraps off its newest phone, the Moto Z4. Starting at $499.99, the device stands as a pretty solid mid-range offering with a few key highlights.
One of the highlights is the design which remains optimized for Moto Mod compatibility. Back in 2016 when the first Moto Z was introduced, Motorola promised three generations of the Z line would support the modular accessories. This year, we’re getting the fourth generation, so who’s to say how much longer they’ll be around.
The Z4 uses an aluminum backplate opposed to a glass plate like we’ve seen on past Moto Z devices, while the rear camera system protrudes enough so any Mods that are attached can line up properly. On the front, you’ll find a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED 2340×1080 display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It’s surrounded by pretty slim bezels and includes both a notch and an in-display fingerprint reader.
Under the hood, it’s a mid-range story. Motorola includes a Snapdragon 675 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and Adreno 608 graphics. It comes with Android 9 Pie out of the box and will hopefully be updated to Android Q in a timely manner.
On the back, Motorola includes a single 48MP camera with an f/1.6 aperture. The company includes a special Night Mode for better nighttime photography along with all its other camera gimmicks from over the years. On the front, you’ll find a 25MP f/1.9 selfie lens.
Rounding things off, the Z4 includes a 3,600mAh battery, a USB-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and fast 15W charging. There’s even a headphone jack.
The Moto Z4 will launch on June 6th for $499.99. It’ll be available through Motorola’s website, Best Buy, and B&H. Verizon will also sell the device for $20.83/month for 24 months. You’ll be able to buy a 5G Moto Mod for the device from the Red carrier for $199.99. In addition, Amazon will sell its own exclusive version of the phone for the same $499.99 with a few of its apps pre-loaded such as Alexa and Kindle.
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