O Moto Z4 it is a curious case: this cell phone was not simply leaked, it was sold by amazon before launch, revealing virtually all of its details – this includes the 48 megapixel camera, digital reader under the screen, bigger battery and Android 9 Pie. This Thursday (30), Motorola decided to make the device official with additional information: it is compatible with 5G modules.
Yes, the Moto Z4 is a successor to the Moto Z3 Play sold in Brazil, bringing a Snapdragon 675 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of expandable storage. It maintains the OLED panel and Full-HD + resolution, but offers a larger 6.4-inch screen with notch for the front camera. The fingerprint reader is built into the display; the manufacturer warns that it only works with compatible films (just like the Galaxy S10).
Motorola could not change the dimensions of the Moto Z4 much because it needs to maintain compatibility with previously released Moto Snaps. In particular, it can use a 5G module to connect to the Verizon operator’s network. There is also a kit with the cell phone and the Moto 360 Camera for 360-degree photos and videos.
According to Motorola, Moto Z4 is “compatible with all Moto Mods” (Moto Snaps in Brazil). However, as we saw before, the old modules do not fit very well in the device, leaving a gap in the rear.
According to the Engadget, the rear of the Moto Z4 is made of frosted glass and slightly curved, reducing the flat surface and leaving a space at the edges of the old modules. This does not happen with the latest 5G and Alexa Moto Snaps. Motorola says it has tested all accessories on the Z4 and does not anticipate any problems with the new design.
Moto Z4 has 48 megapixel camera and bigger battery
The Moto Z4’s camera has 48 megapixels; by default, it takes 12 MP photos using Quad Pixel technology that combines four pixels into one in order to capture more light and generate sharper images.
There is also Night Vision mode for low light photos; it is a feature also present in Motorola One Vision. It “groups 8 photos, each with different exposure values, dynamically reducing noise and increasing sharpness”, according to the company.
The 25-megapixel front camera also uses Quad Pixel technology for sharper photos. The screen is used as a flash when flashing white.
Remember when Motorola launched the Moto Z Play with a large battery (3,510 mAh), and then it cut its capacity on the Z2 Play and Z3 Play, apparently to sell battery modules? Well, the Moto Z4 leaves that aside and brings a battery of 3,600 mAh that promises autonomy of up to two days.
The new device runs Android 9 Pie with traditional Motorola additions, such as the Moto Actions and Moto Tela app. It has 3.5 mm jack for headphone, FM radio and even support for the Microsoft protocol for stylus pens (!).
The Moto Z4 will launch in the U.S. in light gray and white for $ 499.99. It will be available at online retailers starting June 6; we still don’t have a release date for Brazil. The 5G module typically costs $ 200, but will be included free of charge for Verizon customers for a limited time.
Motorola Moto Z4 – specs:
- Screen: 6.4 inches, OLED, Full-HD + (2340 × 1080), 19: 9 aspect ratio, 85% usage, Gorilla Glass 3
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
- RAM: 4 GB
- Storage: 128 GB, microSD up to 2 TB
- Back camera: 48 megapixel f / 1.7, 12 MP photos with Quad Pixel, OIS
- Frontal camera: 25 megapixel f / 2.0
- Drums: 3,600 mAh, 15 W TurboPower, wireless charging via Moto Snap (not included)
- Operational system: Android 9 Pie
- Design: connector for Moto Snaps, 6000 series aluminum frame, Gorilla Glass 3 glass back, P2i splash-proof inner lining
- More: digital reader under the screen, USB-C 3.1, 3.5 mm headphone jack, 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, FM radio
- Dimensions: 158 x 75 x 7.35 mm, 165 g