Lenovo has just announced three new budget smartphones namely, Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and Moto G4 Play. Motorola fans that are waiting for the arrival of Moto X (2016) smartphone will be surprised to know that the company has reportedly axed the Moto X lineup. Instead, the company is rumored to release new Motorola flagship and upper midrange phones under the moniker of Moto Z.
According to the well-known tipster, Evan Blass, the Moto Z line will be soon replacing the popular Moto X series phones. Moreover, Venture Beat has reported that the successor phones for Moto X Style and Moto X Play that were released last year will be launched as Moto Z Style and Moto Z Play.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 17, 2016
HTC has been releasing its flagship smartphones under the HTC One moniker since 2012. However, in this year, it decided to launch its flagship phone as HTC 10. Sony has also replaced its Xperia Z lineup that it introduced in 2013 by the all new Xperia X series. If Motorola, a company owned by Lenovo, release the Moto Z phones, it will be the third company to follow suit of renaming its flagship phones.
The rumor mill has revealed that the codenames of Moto Z Style and Moto Z Play are Vector Thin and Vertex. Both the phones will be featuring 5.5-inch screens. These phones will be equipped with front-facing fingerprint reader and modular back plates that will allow users to easily attach various kinds of modules.
Both phones are expected to support modules for camera grip with optical zoom lens, stereo speakers, extended battery and a pico projector. As far as Verizon’s Moto smartphones are concerned, the publication has added that the upcoming phones will be named as Moto Z Style Droid Edition and Moto Z Play Droid Edition.
Rumors have it that Moto Z Style and Z Play will be launching in the next month through the Lenovo Tech World 2016 event that will be held at San Francisco. As of this writing, Lenovo has not confirmed on the renaming of its Moto branded flagships.