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Moto Z in South Africa: price and more revealed

Motorola Lenovo Moto Z

Lenovo has launched the Moto Z and other Moto-branded smartphones in South Africa on Thursday evening.

The Moto Z stands out by being one of the first phones to ditch the 3.5mm earphone jack, but also packs a variety of Moto Mod add-ons. These mods include a JBL speaker with battery pack, a projector and Hasselblad camera – all magnetically being attached to the smartphone.

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Otherwise, the Moto Z packs a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, fingerprint scanner, 2600mAh battery and a 5.5-inch 2560×1440 display.

In the camera department, the Moto Z packs a 13MP camera with OIS and a 5MP selfie shooter with flash.

The Moto Z will cost R12 999, putting it squarely in the price bracket of other flagships

The Moto Z will be available from Takealot and Cellucity from 1 November and Dion Wired from 13 November, the company wrote in a press statement.

As for a price, expect to pay R12 999 for the Moto Z (in black or grey, with a Moto Style shell accessory). As for accessories, expect to pay R4699 for the projector mod, R1199 for a power bank mod, R1699 for the JBL speaker mod and R4299 for the Hasselblad mod.

“We are excited to be launching the flagship Moto Z smartphone in South Africa, as we believe that there is a definite gap in our cellular phone market for smartphones that are truly innovative, and don’t merely make small improvements to existing models,” said Graham Braum, General Manager for Lenovo Africa’s Mobile Business Group.

“The Moto Z empowers users to choose the capabilities of their smartphones so that they can instantly transform their mobiles into whatever they need, whenever they need it.”

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