Lenovo-owned Motorola has today launched its much-awaited Moto Z and Moto Z Play smartphones in India. The two smartphones are priced at Rs 39,999 and Rs 24,999 respectively, and will be available via Amazon India and Flipkart starting October 17 at 11:59PM. The Moto Z, globally announced in June this year, had drawn everyone’s attention with its unique ‘semi-modular’ concept that allowed users to snap on an external module, branded as Moto Mods. These modules are connected to the smartphone through a ‘16 magnetic’ port. Motorola already has a range of modules to support the Moto Z, which includes JBL’s SoundBoost for audio boost, InstaShare for using smartphone as projector and Power Pack to enhance battery life up to 23 hours. There’s also a Hasselblad True Zoom camera mod. Prices for Moto Mods start at Rs 5,999 and go all the way up to Rs 19,999. The company will also be offering inaugural discounts on Moto Mods on launch day.
Along with the semi-modular concept, the Moto Z is also one of the few Android smartphones to skip 3.5mm audio jack, and support audio via USB. LeEco introduced a CDLA technology on its Le2 series of smartphones. The technology is said to deliver lossless and improved audio quality via USB. Apple has also ditched the 3.5mm audio jack in its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus