Motorola’s Upcoming Moto Z Does Away With Headphone Jack
Similar to the rumors we're hearing about the Apple iPhone 7, Motorola has completely removed the headphone jack for its new flagship smartphone, the Moto Z.
By removing the headphone jack, users will have to utilize the included USB-C adapter to plug into the phone's sole port to make use of their headphones.
Done to help bring the Moto Z's thickness down to an impressive 5.19 millimeters, the sleek form minimizes bulk for a modular design that allows users to attach "Moto Mods" to the back of the phone -- including everything from a video projector unit and JBL speakers, to battery packs and a camera grip. Motorola says that the Mods will also be compatible with their smartphones down the line.
Other features include a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 2.2GHz and 4GB of RAM, a quad-HD 5.5-inch screen, a 12MP rear camera with an aperture of f/1.8 and dual LED flash, and a 5MP front-facing camera. Meanwhile, the premium Z Force model features a larger 3,500 mAh battery (an upgrade from the base model's 2,600 mAh), a 21MP rear shooter with phase detection autofocus, as well as a Shattershield screen.
The Moto Z will be released in September.