Verizon and Motorola unveil the world’s first 5G-upgradable smartphone – moto z3

Via Verizon Wireless Newsroom

Aug 2, 2018

02/08/2018: Today, Verizon and Motorola revealed the moto z3 and 5G moto mod, are coming exclusively to Verizon. The new moto z3 is the first 5G-upgradeable smartphone, which will let you tap into Verizon’s 5G network by simply snapping on the 5G moto mod* .

“5G will change the ways we live, work, learn and play,” said Nicola Palmer, Verizon’s chief network engineer and head of wireless networks. “It will touch nearly every industry sector, impact our economy in a profound way and dramatically improve our global society.”

Verizon: First to 5G.

Verizon will be first to launch 5G residential broadband service in four markets in the U.S. – including Houston, Los Angeles, Sacramento and one additional city, to be named – in the second half of 2018, followed by a mobile 5G solution in 2019. The moto z3 with 5G moto mod will take full advantage of Verizon’s mobile 5G service over millimeter wave spectrum for massive bandwidth, ultra-high speeds and single-digit millisecond latency. 5G will improve the experience for all types of gaming, virtual and augmented reality applications, and for anyone that needs real-time speeds for work and play.

“Verizon is the definitive leader in the development and deployment of 5G. Our consistent and relentless focus on always delivering the best 4G network is the perfect foundation to bring 5G to market,” continued Palmer. “As we like to say, we don’t wait for the future, we build it.”

Introducing moto z3 .

The moto z3 also includes all the features you love about the Motorola z-series, including all-day battery life with TurboPower charging , dual 12-MP, depth-sensing smart cameras that work with Google Lens and a nearly borderless 6” Super AMOLED display, so you can see more and scroll less.

The moto z3 also works with all your existing family of moto mods, so you can transform your Motorola smartphone into the perfect mobile entertainment system. For a limited time, if you purchase a moto z3 , you can get any moto mod over $100 for only $50. Make every night movie night with the Insta-Share Projector, shoot detailed 360° Ultra HD video with 3D audio with the Moto 360 Camera, instantly turn up the music with the Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa moto mod, and more. Whatever your passion, [there’s a moto mod for you]( mod).

Pricing and availability

The moto z3 will be available in the U.S. exclusively through Verizon starting on August 16 at $20 a month for 24 months on Verizon’s device payment plan ($480 retail; 0% APR). To make it easier to move to 5G once the network becomes available next year, we’re offering up to $300 off a new moto z3 on our device payment plan when you switch to Verizon and trade-in your old phone.

Pricing and availability for the 5G moto mod will be announced later this year.

Learn more about the moto z3 and the 5G moto mod at Verizon Wireless

*5G connectivity available with 5G moto mod (sold separately, expected availability early 2019), and 5G network coverage (expected availability 2019 and expanding after that. Visit for details).

**All battery life claims are approximate and based on a mixed use profile (which includes both usage and standby time) under optimal network conditions. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network and device settings, temperature, battery condition, and usage patterns.

***moto mods sold separately.

****Up to $480.00 device payment purchase req’d. Up to $300 trade-in/promo credit applied to account over 24 mos.; promo credit ends when balance paid or line terminated; 0% APR. Eligible trade-in must be in good working & cosmetic condition.

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