When LGreleased its current flagship device, the G5, last year, it was seen as sort of a departure or an innovative approach on the part of the South Korean phone maker, especially with regards to the modular design of the handset.
Part of what makes Motorola’s Moto Z line of smartphones so cool are the Mods, and recently, the phone maker has decided to unveil a couple of new additions to the magnetic modules. Meet the new 3,000 mAh Mophie JuicePack, which comes with a USB Type C port for independent charging, priced at $80, and a car dock (made in collaboration with Incipio) that allows users to charge their Moto Z handsets and at the same time open mobile apps (sort of like Google’s Android Auto).
When LG first unveiled its G5 flagship device back in February early this year, the smartphone was lauded for not only adopting a rather unique modular concept in design, but also for managing to actually demonstrate successfully that modular smartphones can indeed work. But despite the warm acceptance of the LG G5, the handset never quite generated enough sales to be considered a solid hit.
Upon its release back in April earlier this year, LG’s flagship device, the G5, wowed the mobile industry and consumers alike with its clever use of a modular design that allows the handset to have its removable battery swapped out from its bottom part, and attach various cool accessories like a camera grip or a
Roughly a week ago, LG had announced that it will be unveiling its first ever Android Nougat powered mobile device, the LG V20, in the city of San Francisco in California on September 6th of this year. Apart from being the first Android Nougat LG device, the V20 is also looking to beat upcoming new Nexus handsets from Google in getting the newest version of the world’s most widely used mobile operating system.
For its latest flagship Android smartphone offerings, Lenovo’s Motorola brand has decided to go modular. Indeed, the newest pair of Moto devices -- the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force -- feature a super slim body (the Moto Z is just over 5 millimeters thick) and a modular design that allows them to possess capabilities beyond what normal smartphones can do.
The Internet rumor mill has been working overtime recently, especially with regards to the two upcoming newest smartphone offerings from Motorola’s Moto X brand. As reported by VentureBeat, the devices are said to be modular types, basically letting mobile users interchange rear plates with different functionalities.
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