As announced earlier, Lenovo has launched the Moto Z and Moto Z Play smartphones today in China. The Moto Z along with Moto Z Force are first showcased at the Lenovo Tech World event held in June this year, while the Moto Z Play was unveiled at the IFA 2016. Lenovo compared the charging time of the Moto Z with Apple iPhone 6S Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 7. While the Moto Z and iPhone 6S Plus charges from 0% to 100% in 69 minutes and 165 minutes respectively, for Galaxy Note 7, it is shown as “look at the situation” on the presentation slide.
We have reported about the three (1,2,3) Galaxy Note 7 explosions while charging, whereas the company received a total of 35 cases by the time of issuing the official statement last week. As of now the all the Galaxy Note 7 sales are stopped except in China where the devices are powered by batteries from a different supplier. Samsung is also voluntarily replacing all the 2.5 million handsets sold along with the refunds for the device accessories.
In 2015, Lenovo even faced public outrage when they sold laptops with Superfish malware that tracks the online activity. It can also break the encryption and expose the sensitive data like passwords and bank details. In return, the company came with a public apology saying, “We messed up badly here. We made a mistake. Our guys missed it. We’re not trying to hide from the issue – we’re owning it.”
Recently, the company tweeted saying, “In what galaxy is it okay to steal competitor phones’ cool features”? The company is talking about the Always-On display which was one of the best features on Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge. Now with the Galaxy Note 7, the company even improved the functionality of it. But at that time, Nokia fans hit back saying that the Always-On display was there on Nokia devices even before to the Lumia series.
While Samsung lost the best opportunity to take on the upcoming the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, let’s see how the company handles all these. As of now, the users of Galaxy Note 7 are advised not to use their devices until the unit is replaced. Stay tuned for Phone Radar for more information.