The new Moto Z is a simpler take on the modular phone

If LG and Google’s Ara didn’t get you excited about modularized smartphones, perhaps Lenovo’s new Moto Z line will. The Moto Z, which was announced today and will be available in two forms on Verizon this summer before heading to the rest of the world in the fall, has a new system for accessory add-ons called Moto Mods. The Mods attach to the back of the phone via magnets and provide a new look, improved audio, a projector, or other extra features.

I guess this is the new thing thrown to see at the wall if it sticks.

I see more potential in Ara’s take on modular smartphones than the kind of stuff LG and Motorola is doing, which feels a bit tacked-on and limited.


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