Motorola isn’t planning on killing off its Moto X series to make way for its Moto Z lineup just yet. The brand is also looking to launch one more addition to the latter soon.
The popular sentiment around the new Moto Z phones was that the series would replace the existing Moto X line. However, Motorola has issued a statement to Android Police denying this. According to it, the older moniker is alive and well. While it admitted that the two offerings shared a few qualities, each would ultimately supply different experiences.
The bottom line here seems to be that the Moto X will target those interested in a regular smartphone without the bells and whistles associated with the Moto Mods. Meanwhile, the Moto Z and Moto Mods will be the cream of the crop aimed at tech-forward users who are looking to get a brand new set of experiences from their device.
This whole hierarchy will ultimately serve to diversify Motorola’s product portfolio. Speaking of, the rumored Moto Z Play is apparently going to be a cheaper variant of the Moto Z. Rumors so far indicate specs like a Snapdragon 625 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB of ROM, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 13MP main camera, and a 3500mAh battery.
The Moto Z Play was expected to be launched alongside the new lineup. A photo of the phone has now gotten leaked, pictured above on the extreme right captioned as the Vector. Brought to light by helloMotoHK, the picture is accompanied by images of 2 unannounced Moto Mods.
Going by the photos, the Pro Camera Mod will transform the Motorola Moto Z into a traditional point and shoot camera with 10x optical zoom, an aperture of f/2.4-5.6 and xenon flash. The Adventure Mod looks like it’ll protect the phone from water damage.