Unlike the original Moto Z Force, which was a Verizon exclusive in the states and given the name Moto Z Force DROID Edition, the sequel will be available from all four major U.S. carriers. That is the word from tipster extraordinaire Evan Blass, who posted the leak on his Twitter page. We’ve already seen an image that is supposedly that of the handset wearing the AT&T logo on the back. The Moto Z2 Force (it’s unknown whether Verizon’s version of the phone will use the DROID name again) is believed to be one of several phones to be unveiled this coming Tuesday, July 25th.
According to some newly leaked images of the device, the Moto Z2 Force has a small number of physical changes. On back is a new silver looking material that runs over the outer edge of the phone. While we are on the back, the camera module now features two lenses inside. The 16-pin magnetic connectors for the Moto Mods modular attachments remain the same. In front, the flash for the selfie snapper is now more of an oblong shape instead of being round, and the fingerprint scanner has changed from a square to an oblong design.
The Moto Z2 Force will keep its 5.5-inch screen, carrying a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution. The screen is protected by Motorola’s ShatterShield which guarantees that the display won’t crack or shatter from drops 5-feet up or less. One major change is under the hood, where the Moto Z2 Force will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset contaning an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. The U.S. version of the phone is expected to come with 4GB of RAM (as opposed to the 6GB on overseas models). Another big change, and not a good one, is the huge cut in battery capacity from 3500mAh to 2730mAh. Motorola reportedly wants to make the device thinner, although it will apparently be at the expense of the model’s battery life.