Motorola’s flagships will be called Moto Z instead of Moto X now, fresh details out

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Previously leaked images of the 2016 Moto X or the Moto Z

Motorola’s smartphones are going through obvious branding changes since Lenovo has purchased the American firm, and the launch of the Moto G4 range yesterday was a proof of this. The company’s flagship handsets which were so far being branded as Moto X will apparently opt for Moto Z as their new name.

A leak tells us that this year too the company will be opting for a set of two flagship smartphones, which will be called the Moto Z Style and the Moto Z Play. And since the parent company has decided to ditch the Motorola name altogether, we can expect them to be called Lenovo Moto Z Style and Lenovo Moto Z Play once they’re out.

These handsets are internally codenamed Vertex and Vector Thin, and both are said to feature 5.5-inch displays. It has also been learned that this year’s Moto flagships will be taking cues from the LG G5 and grabbing support for modular devices. These may include accessories like a pico projector, stereo speakers, and premium camera grip with an optical zoom lens.

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In the US, Verizon and Motorola collaborate every year to launch Droid handsets, and while this year will be no different, you can indeed expect to see some naming changes to them. Instead of giving the devices their own distinct names, they will instead be called Droid Editions. This means a Moto Z Play Droid Edition is on the cards for the coming months.

With the Moto G devices of this year having already been launched, it’s now time for the focus to shift towards the Moto Z range. Rumor has it that these devices will be unveiled during the Lenovo Tech World show in San Francisco on June 9.