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Moto Z name change looks official with new Motorola trademark

by Jacob Kleinman | May 23, 2016May 23, 2016 1:00 pm PST

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Last week we learned that the 2016 Moto X might actually be called the Moto Z. Now someone’s spotted a recent Motorola trademark (via Droid-Life) that seems to confirm the rumored name change.

The trademark was filed on May 17 by Motorola, and covers any sort of mobile phone or related accessory. That lines up nicely with the news that Motorola’s parent company Lenovo could unleash two new devices allegedly called the Moto Z Style and Moto Z Play. We’re also expecting a handful of special modular backplates called MotoMods.

The Moto Z Style is rumored to be the company’s new flagship phone, with a super-thin 5.2mm frame and cutting edge specs. That includes a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, a Snapdragon 820 chip, 3 or 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2600mAh battery.

The Moto Z Play may offer more mid-range hardware, packing a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 2/3GB of RAM and 16/32GB of storage. However, a thicker 7mm frame could make space for a longer-lasting 3500mAh battery and a 16-megapixel camera lens in back.

Both devices are expected to arrive pretty soon. With Lenovo’s Tech World conference coming up on June 9 we could see both Moto Z models unveiled next month alongside the company’s long-promised Project Tango smartphone.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...