We’re just over two weeks into January of 2018, and to put it bluntly, someone at Motorola or Lenovo seriously screwed up. The company’s entire phone lineup for this year has supposedly leaked to Droid Life, including the Moto Z lineup, Moto G lineup, and the next Moto X. The only thing that’s missing is the Moto E, but we’ve already seen a leak about that.
First up to bat is the Moto Z3 and Moto Z3 Play, but no Moto Z3 Force. Both phones will ship with FHD+ displays, leaving open the possibility of a third phone down the line with higher specs.
The screens will be 6″ with incredibly thin bezels, and both will obviously still support all of the available Moto Mods. Other specs are a little less cloudy, unfortunately, but it’s a safe bet that the Moto Z3 will be the higher end of the two and will probably pack in a flagship processor. There’s also no apparent fingerprint scanner on the device, and since these phones have to be compatible with Moto Mods, we might see Motorola and Lenovo be among the first to go with an under-the-screen scanner.
Alongside the Moto Z family is a new Moto Mod, and it seems like it’ll add 5G network capabilities to a phone.
That’s arguably more exciting than any of the phones, even though 5G networks are still very much in their infancy. The press shot for the Mod also shows off Project Fi’s data usage screen, which may or may not be some big foreshadowing.
Next up? The Moto X5.
The Moto X4 was one of my favorite phones of 2017, flaws and all. The Moto X5 looks to stay mostly true to its predecessor, except it’s picking up a notched screen like Apple and Essential.
The front and back of the phones will get dual cameras, but again, no fingerprint sensor is present anywhere. It might be under the screen, or those dual cameras on the front might indicate some advanced facial recognition is coming to your next Moto phone.
Specs include a 5.9-inch FHD+ display, matching the Moto Z line, albeit slightly smaller. The processor will probably be a little more mid-rangeish to match the Moto Z3 Play.
And, lastly, the Moto G family has surfaced as well.
Continuing Moto’s multi-faceted lineup, you can expect the Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, and Moto G6 Play, all with varying hardware. All of these phones do in fact have fingerprint scanners on the front below the screen, but no dual front-facing cameras here. Does that mean Lenovo needs the dual-camera system for their facial recognition? It’s a maybe.
The Moto G6 will see a Snapdragon 450 CPU paired with either 3 or 4GB of RAM and 32 and 64GB options. It’ll have a 5.7 FHD+ screen, again matching the rest of the lineup. The Moto G6 Plus adopts a Snapdragon 630 CPU and a 6GB RAM option, plus a slightly better array of cameras on its backside.
Details on the Moto G6 Play are a little more sparse, but it will have a 4,000mAh battery and a screen to match the Moto G6.
With MWC 2018 right around the corner, I think it’s safe to expect the rest of the details to become clear very soon.