Motorola’s official Weibo account just shared a teaser image, that signals what is its next big launch, the Moto Z2. While the device shown in the hand is not doubt the original Moto Z, that the hand is making the V sign — V for Victory, well, yes, why not? — which we would take as sign of 2nd edition. Which equals to Moto Z2.
Now, that the company thought it worthy to share a teaser on Weibo, and not on its Twitter handle, highlights the China-first approach of the company, which may mean that Lenovo-owned Motorola could release the Moto Z2 in China first, followed by US and Europe launch. But it’s too soon really to deem anything as set in stone.
We got our first peek at the device back in March and about a month back another leak gave us a few more images of the device. On the other hand, its younger sibling, the Moto Z2 Play, has been making many rounds in the rumor mills.
The upcoming Moto Z2 is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset. As for the rest of the details on the smartphone’s internals, we are still left in dark. Considering that this device is the more expensive version of the flagship, there may be 4GB or even 6GB of RAM on board.
From the teaser above we can see that Motorola has maintained the position of the Moto Mods connector pins. This is good news, as older Mods will also be compatible with the upcoming device. The teaser also tells us that Motorola is yet to join the dual lens group, which has gained a lot of traction lately.
Talking about Moto Mods, we expect Motorola and other third party companies to deliver more Mods than we saw last year. Perhaps, this is the year where we get to see the modular concept take the next step. The good thing is, Moto Mods made for original Moto Z would continue to work with Moto Z2 too.
The Moto Z2 will no doubt be released with Android 7.1.1 Nougat on board. To compete with the likes of the flagships from LG and Samsung, we wonder if Motorola has a secret weapon, yet to revealed. Or will the Moto Z2 be just another incremental upgrade over the current generation device?