When LG launched their G5 flagship earlier this year, we thought that smartphones had just received their first taste of true modular capabilities. Then Motorola and Lenovo just waltzed onto the scene and showed everyone how mods could really be done. Today Verizon formally announced when the Moto Z and Moto Z Force would be arriving, and they also unveiled their prices.
That’s right, the next members of the Moto line are just around the corner. The Moto Z and Moto Z Force hit stores exactly one week from today, July 28. You’ll also be able to snag a handful of Moto Mods for these devices, which you can hot-swap onto the back for a variety of different perks. It’s worth noting that these smartphones are Verizon-exclusive “Droid Editions” of these devices.
The Moto Z Droid Edition has a price tag of $624 (or $26 per month for two years) and the somewhat more robust Moto Z Force Droid Edition will cost you $720 (or $30 per month for 24 months). Pre-orders through Verizon and Motorola’s Moto Maker website go live today.
If you’re interested in scooping up a Moto Mod or two for your device, then we’ve got pricing information on those as well. The $79.99 JBL SoundBoost mod amps up your device’s audio capabilities with dual speakers, a kickstand, and an extra 1000mAh battery to keep your tunes blasting all afternoon long.
The Moto Insta-Share DLP, which transforms your phone into a portable projector, is a bit pricier with a $299.99 price tag. This Moto Mod also comes with a 1100mAh battery.
A handful of battery-dedicated mods from the likes of TUMI, Kate Spade, and Incipio run the price gamut from $60 to $90 and offer up to an additional 2200mAh of battery power.
If you’re interested in the low-down on these devices, be sure to check out our comprehensive review. Let us know if you’ll be picking up a Moto Z or a Moto Z Force in the comments below!