14 March 2019
To enjoy the next-gen internet speeds, we would need to make a switch to the 5G phones which are yet to come. Well, this isn’t the only way to have some good speeds as Motorola will launch its 5G Moto Mods for you to enjoy the same without having to make a switch. But, obviously, these Moto Mods can’t be just snapped-on to any phones. They are built to get attached to only the compatible ones and that too to a few Motorola phones and for now, only to one.
Showcased at Snapdragon Technology Summit in December last year, this new tech has now gained its FCC certification in the US. This suggests the launch is imminent and it may go on sale soon in the country. However, it doesn’t come as a surprise as their arrival in early 2019 was already confirmed.
Well, moving on, the new 5G Moto Mod is only compatible with the Moto Z3 but we do expect it to work for other Moto phones in the near future. The Moto Z3 even gained the software update that last month that makes it support the coming 5G Moto Mod.
Just like a 5G smartphone, this snap-on accessory is expected to bring faster speeds than the current wireless technology. So, a Moto Z3 with a 5G Moto Mod on it could offer you better speeds with low latency over the one without the accessory. You will also be able to share the speeds with others using the WiFi Hotspot feature once it’s snapped on.
The 5G Moto Mod will also pack 2,000mAH built-in battery so that it doesn’t get drain when you’re enjoying the speeds. This Moto Mod weighs 125gm, so it will make the entire arrangement a bit heavy, considering the addition of the weight of the phone itself. In terms of physical dimensions, the mod measures 159.15 x 72.96 x 5.97mm. The pricing of the Moto Mod isn’t known yet but it could be a little expensive than the one available already.
It should be noted that it has been designed to work only on the Verizon network and has a separate non-removable SIM or eSIM module. It also comes with a USB Type-C interface which could allow it to plug into a PC and connect it to a fast 5G network.