Days away from its official launch, the Moto Z2 Force has now leaked. Motorola is expected to unveil the phone during its #hellomotoworld event on July 25, where it'll also showcase the Moto G5S and the Moto X4.
Real-World Moto Z2 Force Images Surface
Three images of the smartphone have popped up in the wild. All previous leaks had been renders of the smartphone, but these new leaked images give a better view of the Moto Z2 Force when held in real life.
Those keen on previous leaks already know that the phone will come equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of onboard storage. The device sports a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, although it doesn't feature a bezel-less design seen on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6.
As seen on the new set of leaks, the phone is thin. So thin, in fact, that Motorola had to penalize the battery department just to slim it down — the battery is now only at 2,730 mAh, significantly lower than the Moto Z Force's 3,500 mAh battery last year.
On the back are dual cameras arranged in a horizontal orientation. Along with the flash, they're all embedded in a circular camera bump, which is typical of Motorola's design signatures. On the bottom part are the Moto Mods pins, which means the Moto Z2 Force will be compatible with Motorola's modular accessories.
Do note that the specs mentioned above are particular to the U.S. version; the global variant will come with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, as Hot Hardware reports. All four U.S. carriers will offer the Moto Z2 Force, according to Evan Blass, a trusted leaker.
The Moto Z2 Force Seems Like A Winner, But People Might Avoid It
It all looks good on paper, sure, but when you think about it, the Moto Z2 Force actually disappoints in terms of specs — if by a little. First off, the U.S. variant only gets 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, while other folks outside the United States get significantly more. For most, this is a dealbreaker. Then again, 4 GB of RAM isn't something to sneeze at.
Perhaps the most disappointing element of the Moto Z2 Force is its reduced battery life. Shrinking the capacity down to 2,730 mAh is a pretty huge deal, and is likely going to upset even the most ardent Moto customers. Then again, this phone does pack in a Snapdragon 835 chip, which is believed to be more battery-efficient, so it might even out in the end after all. That of course remains to be tested.