You can now print smartphone photos with this Moto Mod [Update]

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Update, 17 November 2017: Lenovo/Moto have come back to us — looks like you’ll have to import the mod.

“Motorola is not planning to bring the Polaroid mod to SA,” a representative told us via email.

Original article: Lenovo’s Moto Z smartphones and Moto Mods have done a good job of bringing hardware add-ons to the smartphone world. Sure, the add-ons might be a little pricey, but between power banks, speakers and gamepads, there’s a Moto Mod for everyone.

Now, the company has revealed its latest add-on, in the form of the Polaroid Insta-Share Printer Moto Mod. And it does exactly what you think, printing photos taken with your Moto Z or Z Play device.

“Simply snap the Mod on your Moto Z, click the physical button to launch the camera and take a picture, then print right from your phone. The Polaroid Insta-Share Printer even allows you to print your favorite pictures from Facebook, Instagram and Google Photos,” Lenovo wrote on its blog.

The mod needs ZINK Zero-Ink Paper, which can be acquired locally at a starting price of around R300.

The company didn’t reveal pricing on the blog, but Android Police reports a US$200 price when it launches on Verizon this week. Expect a global rollout in “the coming months”.

We’ve asked Lenovo’s local representatives for release information and will update the story when we receive a response.



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