Motorola Moto Z2 Force Edition announced with Snapdragon 835 SoC

Moto 360 camera a pricey new Moto Mod with 4K video and immersive 3D audio capture

New on the modding scene is a 360-degree camera that will set you back US$300 - it clips on to the top of your phone to capture the whole of the scene around you. The Z2 Force features a water-protective coating but doesn't offer full IP67 or IP68 ingress protection. In fact, the place you were most likely to notice it - the thickness - has been even further reduced in the Z2 Force.

The Moto Z2 Force will be available on all major United States carriers including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular.

For a limited time, you can preorder your Moto Z Force Edition in Super Black and Fine Gold for $15 a month for 24 months on Verizon device payment when you choose Verizon unlimited ($756 retail; 0% APR). Where last year's Z Force featured a massive 3,500mAh battery, the Z2 only has a 2,730mAh one.

The Moto Z2 Force and Z2 Play both use a vanilla version of Android Nougat, complete with the Moto Assistant which adds some handy gesture controls and one-handed operation.

In line with the rumours about the phone, the Moto Z2 Force will debut on all the major carriers in the USA including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. Allowing the phone to capture more color and light, whites and shadows with every photo you take.

Specs-wise, the Z2 Force can hold its own against the rest of the 2017 premium-end phones: A Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM (depending where in the world you buy it), and a dual-lens camera that packs two 12-megapixel sensors in one unit. But, we will see.

Now for the bad news, this phone is pretty expensive.

The Moto Z2 Play is impressively slender considering its size and that's something that translates over into the design of the Moto Z2 Force. The Galaxy S8, by comparison, measures 8 mm - though it's still hard to call that phone thick.

The Moto Z2 Force Edition is once again a smartphone that is created to be durable.

This week the folks at Motorola have revealed the Moto Z2 Force Edition alongside a Moto Mod that sees the world from all angles.

The Mod uses the same magnetic pins to communicate with the phone, and it uses the default camera application on any of the Moto Z devices.

On the processing front, the phone will have two variants- one with 128GB internal storage with 6GB RAM and the other one 64GB internal storage with 4GB RAM. It's also worth mentioning that the Moto Z2 Force sold outside of the United States has better specs.

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