Just recently, Lenovo officially launched the new budget-friendly Moto G lineup. While the company’s flagship lineup – the Moto X series – under the Moto branding did not make an appearance, Lenovo will reportedly give the whole series a new name.
According to a report by VentureBeat, the Moto X series will be known as the Moto Z when the lineup is officially announced sometime in the future – many are hopeful the new Moto flagship devices will be announced at Lenovo Tech World 2016, which will also see the introduction of the first Project Tango smartphone.
Aside from a different name, the new Moto Z will follow the naming scheme of its predecessor. There will reportedly be two models under the Moto Z series: the Moto Z Style and Moto Z Play. Much like the Moto X Style and Moto X Play, the Style variant is the higher-end smartphone in the series, although it hasn’t been revealed yet how much it will differ in terms of hardware over the Play model.
Based on previous leaks of the device, it is believed that the Moto Z series will feature modular accessories, much like the LG G5. However, these modular backplates will be known as “MotoMods” instead of “Amps,” which was previously rumoured. As VentureBeat has pointed out, these modular accessories may range from a pico projector, stereo speakers, and even a camera grip with optical zoom lens – the pico projector is especially interesting, as it was also featured on Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Tablet as a separate module.
Although Lenovo has not confirmed the new Moto Z branding yet, Evan Blass – who is currently writing for VentureBeat – has proved to be accurate with his information over the years. Regardless, all should be revealed once Lenovo Tech World 2016 is here, which is set to begin on 9 June.