Set to launch on July 25, the Z2 Force will be thinner and have a smaller battery as compared to Z2 Play.

Lenovo to launch waterproof Moto Z2 Force with Snapdragon 835 processor Image for representational purpose only
Atom Tech Shorts Monday, July 24, 2017 - 09:56
Written by  S. Mahadevan

Even as the buyers are taking a hard look at Lenovo’s Moto Z2 Play, the company will be making a formal announcement on Tuesday of another Z2 smartphone, which will be named the Moto Z2 Force.

The major difference in the new phone would be the more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor instead of the 626 in the Z2 Play. In addition, the battery has been slightly downsized to 2730mAh.   

The Moto Z2 Force would be a 5.5-inch display phone with a Shattershield AMOLED display offering a screen resolution of 2560x1440p. The new technology guarantees that the display screen on this smartphone is shatter-proof.

While the exact height and width of the phone are still to be disclosed, the thickness of the phone is as low as 6mm, which Lenovo would like to claim as one of the significant features of the Moto Z2 Force. Manufacturers are constantly trying to make thinner phones and it has been seen sometimes that they are ready to even compromise on downsizing the battery to achieve this.

A Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor would power the new smartphone and it will be supported by the Adreno 540 GPU for graphics. There are two variants of the Moto Z2 Force expected; one with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and the other with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

The provision for a microSD card to carry the overall storage to 256GB will also be present on this smartphone. However, there may be some tweaking done to these features at the time of the actual launch of the phone in different markets.

Lenovo may adopt one set of specs for the US market and another for the Chinese market and an entirely different set for the international scene. One has to wait to know how these are arranged.

As mentioned, the power source fitted on the Moto Z2 Force would be a non-removable Li-Ion 2730mAh battery and it will facilitate fast charging as well. The OS will be Android Nougat version 7.1.1. There are suggestions that the upgrade to Android O would be automatic and buyers will be assured of this.

The imaging department has also been given a lot of consideration by Lenovo departing from the previous editions of the Z series. The Moto Z2 Force will be equipped with a dual 12MP cameras setup in the rear with laser and phase detection autofocus feature, dual tone dual LED flash and optical image stabilization and so on. The front of the camera will sport a 5MP sensor and will also get the dual flash support.

The connectivity options will include the full range and a front-mounted fingerprint sensor add to the specifications of the phone.

The Moto Z2 Force device will also receive a coating of a water-repellent nano material.

The price at which this new device will be sold is not yet known. However, one can assume that Lenovo would want the Moto Z2 Force to compete with the other smartphones already in the market sporting the Snapdragon 835 processor.