Slimmer Moto Z2 Force Rumored to Reduce Battery Capacity by 22%
Just a few months ago we heard some of the first details about Motorola’s upcoming Moto Z2 Force. This came in the form of a leaked render which gave us an idea as to what the device could look like. A month later another render was leaked that reaffirmed the previous rumor and just last week we saw Motorola sending put press invites for the phone’s July 25th launch event. Before, we didn’t know the Moto Z2 Force would be unveiled this month, but that press invite highlighted the company’s shatterproof displays.
So now we’re only 5 days away from the official launch event of the new Motorola smartphone and there’s some new information that has been leaned. Until now, we had only really seen the leaked press renders of the device and didn’t have much to go on in terms of hardware specs. The renders did reveal the dual camera setup on the back of the device, but that was about it. A new leak from VentureBeat’s Evan Blass claims to tell us of the phones included hardware.
If true, the Moto Z2 Force will come with a 5.5″ 1440p AMOLED/POLED display protected by Motorola’s Shattershield material. It will come equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC and it looks like this is will be the biggest area that we see an upgrade when compared to last year. Looking back, the original Moto Z Force had a single 21MP rear camera but this leak indicates that two individual 12MP cameras will be on the back of its successor.
When we start looking at RAM though, this is where things get mixed up. The US model will only have 4GB of RAM while the rest of the world will have the 6GB option. Most models will have 64GB of internal storage but the Chinese variant will have 128GB. Thankfully they all come with a microSD card slot though, so that will help some people out. Lastly, we get to the battery capacity and this is yet another confusing decision from Motorola.
Just like we saw with the Moto Z2 Play, the Moto Z2 Force will be both thinner, and have a smaller battery capacity. We’re looking at a 2,730mAh battery for the Moto Z2 Force when its predecessor had a respectable 3,500mAh capacity battery. We’re also told to not expect any IP water resistance certification on the Moto Z2 Force either, but it is said to be covered in a water-repellent nano-coating.