Motorola’s next flagship phones are coming soon, and if leaks are to be believed, there will be at least two Moto Z models, including one with a slim design and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, and another with a bigger battery but a less powerful Snapdragon 625 chip.
Leaks also suggest another interesting feature: a connector on the back of the phone that lets you attach “MotoMods,” which are optional back covers with additional hardware.
One mod seems to be designed to add high-quality camera features to the phone. There’s a dedicated button for snapping photos, what looks like a Xenon flash and a large lens with a built-in cover. It may also support optical zoom. .
There are two other mods in the picture,
although it’s unclear exactly what features they have (one seems to have a kickstand, and it’s possible that one or both could have batteries Update: Blass says the one on the left is a projector, the one in the middle features JBL speakers, and the camera module features a “Hasselblad camera.”
Blass had earlier reported that MotoMods would include a pico projector, stereo speakers, and “a premium camera grip with optical zoom lens.”
Motorola is expected to phase out the Moto X name and use Moto Z for its 2016 flagship phones.
As mentioned above, one model is expected to be thinner and faster. It will also have a higher-resolution, 2560 x 1440 pixel display and 4GB of RAM, while the cheaper model is expected to have a 1920 x 1080 pixel screen and 2GB or 3GB RAM options.
Both phones are said to feature 5.5 inch AMOLED displays.
It looks like Motorola will also release a new line of Moto Droid smartphones for Verizon. Blass leaked another picture showing Moto Z-style phones with Droid branding.
It’s likely that the new Moto Droid phones will also support MotoMod backplates, since they have the same connectors on the back as the Moto Z phones.