Moto Z release date: Alleged DROID version of Moto Z Style leaked

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Motorola Mobility, while releasing its flagship devices under the Moto branding, has been known to release the U.S. equivalent of these flagships under the DROID namesake. Just recently, mobile industry tipster Evan Blass revealed a Motorola smartphone image teasing that it will be the new DROID, the successors to the DROID Turbo 2 that was released in 2015.

While the design of the phone in the image mirror that of the Moto Z Play and the Moto Z Style, it was speculated that it might most likely be the DROID version of the Moto Z Style, seeing that it was the device rumored to have the higher-end specifications.

The device shown in the leaked image does not have the Verizon logo, the official carrier of the DROID smartphones in the U.S. The branding is expected to be added later.

As for the specs, the Motorola Moto Z Play, or rumored to be called internally as the “Vector Thin” smartphone, is said to be sporting a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a Quad HD resolution. As for the processor, the device will allegedly run under a slightly undercloked version of the QUALCOMM Snapdragon 820 chipset with a system-on-chip build. The CPU will be a quad-core one clocking in at a speed of 2.0 GHz frequency.

In terms of storage, the Vector Thin smartphone is said to sport 32GB built-in internal storage capacity along with either 3GB or even possibly 4GB RAM. It was not mentioned if the device will have support for an external microSD expansion.

When it comes to the camera, the Moto Z Play is said to have a 13-megapixel main rear camera. The camera of the device does not pack much features, as it was tipped to have only a laser assisted autofocus and an Optical Image Stabilization feature.