Way back in April word first got out that Motorola was planning to expand the availability of the Moto Z2 Force and some other phones by not making them Verizon exclusive devices. That direction seems to have panned out on the eve of the official announcement of the device according to Evan Blass who tweeted out over the weekend that all four major U.S. carriers will offer the Moto Z2 Force.
The move to disconnect from such a close relationship with Verizon is likely part of Motorola’s desire to compete more favorably in the flagship tier of the smartphone market. Motorola’s Z series of devices represents the company’s top line with the new Z2 models being released tomorrow being this year’s updates. We can already see Motorola hoping to compete with the likes of Samsung and LG by equipping the Moto Z2 Force, and other devices, with the Snapdragon 835 processor, the current standard for flagships. Motorola hopes their modular add-ons will help create a unique selling position.
All four US carriers will indeed offer the Moto Z2 Force.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 22, 2017
Similar to Samsung using the Infinity Display as a marketing tool, in the case of the Moto Z2 Force, Motorola can also try to capitalize on some screen technology. In their case, it is their ShatterShield which is supposed to make the screen completely resistant to cracking or shattering when dropped from a height of five feet or less.
Besides the watch to see which carriers get access to the latest from Motorola, another point to watch for will be whether the device is marketed with the same name across carriers. Indications are that Motorola is not going to use the DROID name for their new round of devices sold by Verizon.
Is anyone excited about what Motorola will announce tomorrow?
source: Evan Blass (Twitter)