Soon we will have the premiere of one of the most interesting smartphones we will see this year. Contrary to appearances, this is not a new Samsung Galaxy or iPhone. Lenovo is preparing for us the modular Moto Z3 Play, which is going to be equipped with an adapter that improves the wireless properties of the smartphone. According to the 5G name, Moto Mod is to provide connectivity at the level of the new technology network. Will it actually support new generation networks?
The XDA-Developers team receives interesting information about the Moto Z3 Play smartphone, which will be presented in June this year. This is supposed to be a quite interesting design with a 6 “AMOLED screen with FHD + resolution, having 4 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of internal memory. In addition, at the back there will be a double camera with 2 photosensitive sensors with matrices of 12 Mpix resolution. 8 Mpix camera will be responsible for the selfie. In contrast, the heart of the smartphone will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset, which has LTE Snapdragon X12 modem. This system supports the aggregation of 3 frequency bands and the 256 QAM modulation, i.e. it can download data at speeds up to 600 Mbps. Modern flagship companies offer LTE-Advanced modems operating twice as fast. However, Lenovo intends to solve this problem in a rather interesting way.
The 5G Moto Mod module is to offer super fast mobile Internet
Unfortunately, we may soon have a situation in which smartphone manufacturers will begin to abuse the concept of 5G. That is why the 3GPP organization and companies developing base stations started using phrases such as LTE-Advanced Pro, 4.9G or Pre-5G. All of these concepts refer to LTE network extensions that allow speeds exceeding 1 Gbps. This means that such solutions offer services similar to 5G, but they are not 5th generation networks. That is why it can be assumed that the 5G Moto Mod will contain LTE category 16 (1 Gbps) or 18 (1.2 Gbps) modem, which will extend the capabilities of the Moto Z3 Play smartphone.
It is unlikely that Lenovo will develop an adapter that would expand the capabilities of a smartphone to support a new generation of networks. So far, none of the operators has launched a fully commercial 5G network. So far, no router supporting new technology has appeared on the market. It is true that Huawei and Samsung have already announced that this type of equipment is practically ready, but they do not sell it yet. Therefore, 5G Moto Mod will at most offer a higher-end LTE modem than the one installed on the smartphone. If you do not look at it, it is quite an interesting solution.