Moto Z 2018 And Moto Z Kingsman Edition Launched
Motorola has launched two premium priced phones, the Moto Z 2018 and a special Kingsman edition Moto Z in China. The special edition Moto Z Kingsman is priced at a whopping CNY 999 (US $1500). The Moto X 2018 and Moto X Kingsman are really just the Moto Z2 Force with a different name. Except for the price of the Kingsman edition and a few extra accessories in the box, nothing is different.
The Moto Z 2018 and the Moto Z Kingsman have the same specifications. Both the phones have a 5.5 inch ShatterShield display with a 2560 x 1440 px resolution. Powering the device is a 2730 mAh battery and runs a stock version of Android 7.1 Nougat. Under the hood, the smartphone has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB onboard storage which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. The fingerprint sensor is housed inside the home button which is placed below the display.
The Moto Z 2018 Kingsman Edition has a few extra accessories in the box. The special package contains a VIP card, a TurboPower battery mod, a wireless charging mod, a USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter, a leather flip case, a 45th anniversary notepad, a pair of USB Type-C Hi-Fi headphones, and (surprise!) a warranty card. The special edition smartphone is only going to be offered in black.
Both variants of the Moto Z 2018 have a dual camera setup with dual 12MP sensors with an f/2.0 aperture. One camera shoots in monochrome, and the other shoots in colour, similar to what we saw on Huawei devices and recent Nubia M2. The smartphones also have laser AF, phase detection but no mention of optical image stabilisation. Similar to Apple’s portrait mode, the dual-lends setup has allowed Moto to implement a depth-of-field effect on the Moto Z 2018.
The phones have entered the Chinese market but, it still seems highly improbable that the flagship Moto Z2 Force or the Moto Z 2018 will hit the Indian market as the company shied away from launching the Force variant in Indian in 2016.