Motorola 03 Jan
Motorola announced Moto Z3 as its first smartphone to offer 5G compatibility through 5G moto mod. Though it wasn’t until now that the 5G mod was available to utilize the phone’s 5G services. Now Motorola together with Verizon have 5G Moto Mod for which preorders have begun. Note that this would only be exclusively available for the Verizon customers in the United States for now.
The 5G Moto Mod would offer a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC that would power the X50 modem offering the 5G services. Apart from the chip, the mod integrates four Qualcomm’s QTM052 antennas offering mmWave radio. Likewise, it has 2 additional sub-6 GHz connectivity in addition to four antennas for 4G/LTE connectivity.
The unit offers a 2000mAh battery to power its self. The mod comes in for $349.99 along with Moto Z3 when both are bought together. Likewise, customers having Moto Z3 who’re on any other plan could get it for $50 in case they are signed up package offering $10 per month while the first three months are free, in addition to their current plans which costs between $85 to $105 for two years (24 months).
Verizon customers could also get the phone and the mod by activating new service on Verizon device payment plan. The telecom operator would begin 5G Ultra Wideband services starting from 11th April in Chicago and Minneapolis while it would expand to additional 30 markets by the end of 2019.