Verizon, Motorola Unveil 5G-upgradable Smartphone – moto z3

Verizon, Motorola Unveil 5G-upgradable Smartphone – moto z3 Image Credit: Verizon

Verizon and Motorola announced that the world's first 5G-upgradeable smartphone, Moto z3 with optional 5G add-on modem, 5G Moto mod, are coming exclusively to Verizon.

Verizon will launch 5G residential broadband service in four markets in the U.S. – including Houston, Los Angeles, Sacramento and one additional city, to be named – in the second half of 2018, followed by a mobile 5G solution in 2019. The moto z3 with 5G moto mod will take full advantage of Verizon’s mobile 5G service over millimeter wave spectrum for massive bandwidth, ultra-high speeds and single-digit millisecond latency, said Verizon.

The Moto z3 also includes all the features you love about the Motorola z-series, including all-day battery life with TurboPower charging, dual 12-MP, depth-sensing smart cameras that work with Google Lens and a nearly borderless 6” Super AMOLED display, so you can see more and scroll less.

The Moto z3 will be available in the U.S. exclusively through Verizon starting on August 16 at $20 a month for 24 months on Verizon’s device payment plan ($480 retail; 0% APR). Pricing and availability for the 5G moto mod will be announced later this year.

Nicola Palmer, Chief Network Engineer and Head of Wireless Networks, Verizon
5G will change the ways we live, work, learn and play. It will touch nearly every industry sector, impact our economy in a profound way and dramatically improve our global society.

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