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The all new Moto Z, Moto Z Force and Moto Mods

The all new Moto Z, Moto Z Force and Moto Mods

Modular devices seem to be the talk of the town these days. We have already talked about the LG G5 and the much anticipated Project Ara along with the recently announced BLOCKS which also happens to be the world’s first modular smartwatch. Not the ones to be left behind, Lenovo have also announced their new range of modular devices – The Moto Z and the Moto Z Force at the recently concluded Lenovo Tech World event in San Francisco. The company also announced a vast collection of Moto Mods that get attached to the back of devices using powerful electronic magnets. Let us now take a closer look at both the devices along with the Mods: Moto Z The Moto Z sports a 5.5-inch 1440 x 2560 display and is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB and 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 2GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Motorola Moto Z packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The device runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box and is powered by a 2600mAh non removable battery. It measures 153.30 x 75.30 x 5.20 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 136.00 grams. The Motorola Moto Z is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope. The one thing missing from both these devices is your traditional 3.5mm headphone jacks that have been replaced by a standalone USB type C to 3.5mm connector which comes with the phones. The removal of the 3.5mm headphone jacks makes the Moto Z one of the thinnest looking Android devices ever made. Moto Z Force The company also announced a slightly more rugged variant of the Moto Z called the Moto Z force which comes with Motorola’s Moto ShatterShield technology for its display, which the company says will not crack or shatter. It is nearly identical otherwise, except for the the larger 3500mAh battery, which is rated to provide up to 40 hours of battery life. With TurboPower charging, it is said to provide 15 hours of battery life in just a 15-minute charge. It also bears a 21-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), and laser auto focus along with a 5MP front shooter. Moto Mods The Moto Mods easily attach to the Moto Z and Moto Z Force with the help of high-powered magnets on the back of your device....

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Introducing the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro – The first Google Tango Phone

Introducing the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro – The first Google Tango Phone

Lenovo Tech World kicked off yesterday with a bunch of major announcements that is sure to revolutionize the future of smartphones. The company launched several new phones that have been rumored since quite some time; but the one device that got us all excited was  the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro – The world’s first Tango phone for consumers. Without going into much detail about Google’s Project Tango, let us give you a quick refresher of what it’s all about. Rumors have been floating around since the beginning of last year regarding Google’s next big project that brings Augmented Reality in the palm of your hands. With Virtual and Augmented Reality already on a stride these days, Project Tango could very well be the next big thing. Besides the PHAB2 Pro, Lenovo also announced two other devices in the PHAB series, the Lenovo PHAB2 and the PHAB2 Plus. Lenovo PHAB2 Pro – The World’s first Project Tango Phone The Lenovo PHAB2 Pro is a 6.4-inch phablet having a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution QHD display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor along with 4GB of RAM. The device comes with a 16MP rear camera with support for 4K video recording and an 8MP front camera but the one feature that makes this phone standout from the rest is that it supports Google’s Project Tango. The built-in cameras and sensors found in the back of the device will allow it to use Project Tango’s 3D mapping technology to understand and create a whole new virtual world around you. Combining these with the phone’s powerful hardware, the device is best suited for Augmented Reality (AR) games and simulations. Other specs include 64GB on onboard storage, a 4050mAh battery with fast charge support and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The device would be availablecomes in two colors: Gunmetal Grey and Champagne Gold. The PHAB2Pro will be available globally in September for $499 from selected Lowe’s outlets in the US while the rest of us can order ours online by the end of the year Lenovo PHAB2 For those of you who don’t want to burn a big hole in your pockets, Lenovo also offers a budget friendly variant in their new Phab series. The PHAB2 also comes with a massive 6.4-inch HD IPS display with 227 PPI (unlike the QHD found in its elder sibling, the PHAB2 Pro), a Media Tek Quadcore MTK 8735 processor, 2GB RAM, a 13MP rear camera along with a 5MP front camera, 32GB of onboard storage with microSD card support, a 4050mAh battery and will be running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The Lenovo PHAB2 will be available in two colors:...

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