Lenovo-owned Motorola unveiled the Moto Z series (Moto X 2016) on Thursday at the Tech World event with a slew of Moto Mods in tow.
The point to be noted however is that the Moto Z lineup is exclusive to Verizon at least for a couple of months, before other carriers could sell this handset. To top it off, Moto Z specifications and features list from the official website says the company has removed the standard 3.5mm headphone jack.
It is worth noting that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 series has also been rumored to forgo the headphone jack. Apart from Apple, China’s LeEco announced recently that the upcoming smartphone will go headphone jack-less. Plus, the Oppo R5 does not come with one either. But then, Motorola Moto Z is the only mainstream phone to do away with one of the widely-used features across the globe.
Speaking of headphones, USB Type-C headphones are available in the market. However, they are not as common as the standard headphones. For instance LeEco launched USB Type-C earphones and headphones in April. HTC and JBL, on the other hand, announced that they are gearing up to release one such gadget.
Android Police, on the other hand, got a chance to check out the new device hands-on and they have confirmed that there is no headphone jack. Motorola however has added a Type-C port in the Moto Z. This means Moto Z owners might have to use the adapter or Bluetooth for audio.
Speaking of connectivity in general, the specifications list says Moto Z comes with Moto Mods connector, “USB-C port for headphones, charging and data transfer (3.5 mm to USB-C headphone port adapter included),” and supports Bluetooth 4.1 LE and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz with MIMO.