Among the many reasons people loved the Moto Z force was its large 3,500mAh battery. You’d think Motorola would keep the good will going with the sequel, but it sounds like the device will feature inferior capacity in order to make the device thinner.
According to Venture Beat, the handset will feature a 2,730mAh battery, which is more than 20-percent smaller than the original’s. Surely, Motorola has good reasoning behind the smaller unit, right? Not really.
Venture Beat speculates Motorola is including a smaller batter to make the Z2 Force thinner. And not just thinner, but to reduce bulk when certain MotoMods are attached. So, if you prefer not to use MotoMods at all, your experience may be inferior to last year’s version—all because Motorola wants to shave off a few millimeters.
Which is a shame, too, because the Z2 Force sounds like one helluva device. Rumors suggest the handset will feature a 5.5-inch Shattershield display, Snapdragon 835 chip, dual-camera setup, and 4GB of RAM (at least in the U.S.).
There will apparently be a model with 6GB of RAM, according to Venture Beat, that will be sold overseas.
Motorola has an event set for July 25, where the company is expected to unveil a few different devices, including the Moto Z2 Force and Moto G5S. We’ll known more in just a few days.