Motorola's got a new phone - the moto z4

Interesting how it's all lower case (has that always been the case?)

Anyhow ...

Haven't heard a lot of Moto news this side of the 49th, and it looks like this new Z will only be the US (we haven't seen anything since the Z2) for the time being, but we will get to see it later this summer.

The moto z4 continues on the tradition of the motomods, being able expand it's abilities with it's special mods that connect in.  They're really hyping the 5G mod to take advantage of the Verizon roll out in the USA.  Wonder how soon we'll see something in Canada?

$500USD will be price of the phone alone, which means still under $700CDN, which is a pretty good price for any phone.

Here's what you get out of it:

  • 6.39" @ 2340x1080
  • Snapdragon 675
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB storage + microSD
  • 12MP (48MP sensor, f/1.7, 1.6um, OIS)
  • 25MP (f/2.0, 1.8um)
  • 3600mAh
  • Android 9

Not flagship specs, but that 48MP sensor to output as 12MP is interesting to say the least.  And for the price, and then include the expandability of the device with mods, will be a great addition to anyone's lineup.

Check out their blog article below:

On April 3, 2019, our moto mods technology full potential came to life when the moto z3combined with the 5G moto modTM became the world’s first smartphone to connect to the unprecedented speed of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network.1 The moto z family has always delivered transformative technology with moto mods, giving consumers the ability to snap on new experiences going way beyond what other smartphones can do. More recently, we’ve brought these innovations down to a more accessible price, and the newest moto z is no different.
Say hello to new moto z4. Packed with the incredible new features you want, at a price you wouldn’t expect, it’s the smarter choice. With an advanced low-light camera system, including a super sharp night vision mode, powerful 2-day battery4, expansive OLED display, and 5G connectivity with the 5G moto modTM, the moto z4 delivers everything you want in a phone and more.
unprecedented speedBe one of the first to experience Verizon’s 5G network by snapping the 5G moto modTMonto the back of moto z4.1 With the 5G moto modTM you can download your favorite shows in just seconds or enjoy virtual and augmented reality that responds almost instantly.2Speed is also built into the moto z4. Powered by Qualcomm’s® new Snapdragon™ 675 2GHz octa-core processor, the moto z4 is powerful yet efficient and has incredible AI capabilities, so your phone always keeps up with you.
brilliant low light photos
Equipped with our largest-ever 48 MP rear camera sensor, the moto z4 uses new Quad Pixel technology to capture high quality 12 MP images every time.3 With 4x better light sensitivity, plus optical image stabilization to steady unwanted camera movement, and guidance from artificial intelligence (AI) features, the moto z4 snaps professional-looking photos that are sure to impress.
With our new Night Vision mode, the 48 MP sensor can capture bright, vivid photos and bring more details out of the dark.3 Night Vision layers together 8 separate frames, each taken with different exposure values, and performs dynamic noise reduction and sharpening. The result is truly amazing – stunning clarity, enhanced detail, and more accurate colors even in the most challenging lighting situations.
step up your selfies
Don’t let poor lighting ruin a great selfie. The 25 MP front-facing camera gives you unreal selfies with the option to switch to 1.8┬Ám Quad Pixel mode for brilliant photos in any lighting. You can even step up your selfie game with portrait mode for an artistic blur effect in the background, capture the wide angle scene with group selfie mode, and control touch-ups with AI-based beautification.
more power to you
Everyone wants more battery life from their smartphone. That’s why we gave the moto z4 a massive 3600 mAh battery, the largest ever on a moto z, with up to 2 days of battery life.4Even on your most demanding days, moto z4 can power through your schedule with battery life to spare.4 Then, when you do plug in, TurboPowerTM charging gives you hours of power in just minutes of charging, so you never miss a beat.5
experience brilliant OLED
Bring movies, games, and photos to life on a 6.4″ Max Vision OLED display. Stretching from edge to edge, the screen on the moto z4 offers our highest screen to body ratio, delivering vibrant colors and sharp details in Full HD+ resolution.
moto z4’s display has some of the newest technology in the industry for unlocking your phone and making mobile payments. The optical fingerprint sensor reads your fingerprint through the display, then discreetly fades away, so there’s no need for a separate button or sensor.
unlimited possibilities with moto modsTM6
With moto mods, you can customize the new moto z4 with experiences that reflect the things you love. Attach the moto 360 camera to capture life’s can’t-miss moments in interactive, 4K 360° video with immersive 3D audio. Or, take the multi-tasking, hands-free capabilities of Alexa anywhere you go with the smart speaker with Amazon Alexa.7,8 If gaming is more your thing, snap on the moto gamepad to take your mobile gaming experience beyond the touch screen. Whatever you’re into, there’s a moto modTM for you.6
For more information on moto zand a full list of specificifications, please visit

pricing & availability
United States
In the U.S., the new moto z4 will be available at Verizon in Flash Gray on June 13 and in Frost White later this summer for $499.99. For a limited time, Verizon customers can get the moto z4 at just $240 ($10 per month for 24 months) with new activations. Additionally, when upgrading an existing line get up to $200 a moto z4, no trade in required. The moto z4 will be available universally unlocked at Best Buy, B&H Photo, and on (with Alexa Hands-Free) starting June 6 (Presale May 30) bundled with the moto 360 camera moto mod for $499.99.
Verizon customers in the U.S. can purchase a 5G moto mod through Verizon for just $199.99 ($349.99 MSRP). For a limited time, Verizon 5G Ultra-Wideband is included at no additional charge for moto z4 on Above Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited plans.
In Canada, the new moto z4 will be available later this summer.
Certain features, functionality, and product specifications may be network dependent and subject to additional terms, conditions, and charges. All are subject to change without notice.
MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo, MOTO and the MOTO family of marks are trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2019 Motorola Mobility LLC. All rights reserved.
moto z4 is designed and manufactured by Motorola Mobility, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lenovo.
legal disclaimers
1 5G connectivity available with 5G moto mod (sold separately) and 5G network coverage (launching in select areas in 2019; expanding after that). 5G moto mod compatible only with moto z3 and moto z4 devices sold at Verizon stores only. See for details.
2 Based on 5G millimeter wave technology, providing 300-500 Mbps download speeds to the average user. Launching in select areas in 2019; expanding after that. See for details.
3 48 MP sensor combines 4 pixels into 1 large quad pixel, for a photo resolution of 12 MP.
4 All battery life claims are approximate and based on the average user tested across a mixed use profile (which includes both usage and standby time) under optimal network conditions. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network and device settings, temperature, battery condition, and usage patterns.
5 Battery must be substantially depleted; charging rate slows as charging progresses.
6 moto modsTM sold separately.
7 Amazon Alexa only available in select markets, including the U.S., Germany, India, and UK. Not all Amazon Alexa features available on Amazon Echo devices may be supported.
8 Requires the use of an Amazon, Amazon Prime or Amazon Unlimited account. Smart home or smart hub features require compatible devices.