Moto Z2 Force Edition: yay or nay?

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The Lenovo owned company is planning to start selling in the U.S. from August 10. Additionally, the smartphone also comes with the latest 802.11ac WiFi standards for high-speed internet streaming.

Motorola Mobility, a Lenovo company, has today unveiled in NY its most advanced smartphone ever - the Moto Z Force, along with a new Moto Mod that lets you capture everything, literally. Available on every major US carrier, the phone is the successor to last year's Moto Z Force, a Verizon exclusive. The device will go on sale starting the 10th of August. For further protection and resistance, the chassis of the smartphone is made out of the reinforced 7000 series aluminum build.

The reduction in battery size is probably going to make a lot of Moto fans unhappy, but luckily battery life can be supplemented with the help of the Moto Mods (although you have to pay extra for them). It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 Octa-core processor and will be available in two variants - 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage and 6GB RAM/128GB internal storage. The toughened smartphone sports a 5.5-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display which won't easily crack or break when dropped.

The Moto Z2 Force is the first Motorola smartphone to come with a dual camera setup at the rear - a primary 12MP RGB (color) sensor with an aperture of f/2.0 paired with a secondary 12MP monochrome (black and white) sensor also with an aperture of f/2.0. There is a 5-megapixel selfie camera with LED flash. It packs a small 2730mAh battery compared to the 3500mAh as seen on the Moto Z Force. The 4GB RAM variant is to be offered in the United States, whereas the rest of the world will get 6GB RAM along with 128GB storage. Similar to Apple's portrait mode, the dual-lends setup has allowed Moto to implement a depth-of-field effect on the Moto Z2 Force. Predictable consternation followed, as it seemed Moto fans in the USA might be getting a raw deal - American Z2 Forces, like the earlier Moto Z, use USB Type-C for wired audio, as opposed to the older and more universal port.

The camera module possesses two 13-megapixel cameras with f/2.0 aperture which is capable of shooting 360-degree 4K videos at 24 fps. It looks exactly like a periscope. This nifty camera accessory will offer the ability to live stream to social media channels, according to Motorola. There's no word yet on India price or release date of the Moto Z2 Force. Capture a whole new perspective with 150-degree ultra wide-angle still front and rear images.