Moto Z2 Force looks to see some downgrades from its predecessor

Lenovo had a hit on their hands with 2016’s Moto Z Force, which offered great battery life on top of those innovative Moto Mods. Like all companies that manage to do something right, however, they’re planning on completely undoing that success by launching a sequel device that actually offers worse hardware than the original. C’mon, Lenovo.

The Moto Z2 Force has leaked, and like the Moto Z2 Play that was announced last month, it packs many of the same features as its predecessor, but with a smaller battery. In fact, the Moto Z2 Force will have a battery that’s about 20% smaller than the original, which is definitely going to hurt despite the slightly more efficient Snapdragon 835 CPU.

It’s not all bad news. The phone will adopt the dual-camera system and it’s a bit thinner, which should be nice for anyone that likes to use some bulky Moto Mods. Depending on where you’re at in the world, you’ll also see a slight bump in RAM and storage, too.

That does bring some bad news, though. Every country in the world will see a Moto Z2 Force with 6GB of RAM, but the US will only get 4GB. China is seeing a 128GB variant, but everyone else is only getting 64GB of internal storage. For those of you keeping score at home, that makes the US version the definitive worst version of the device that Lenovo will be selling. You’re still getting an upgrade from last year’s model, but it doesn’t feel great.

Good news? Looks like it’s coming to AT&T. We’re expecting to see the phone be officially announced early next week.

source: Venture Beat


About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo's Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.