Last year, Motorola launched the Moto Z3 smartphone with the Moto Mods support. Later, the company also unveiled the 5G Moto Mod which can be attached to the Moto Z3 for accessing the 5G network. Now, Verizon and Motorola have started taking pre-orders for the 5G Moto Mod. The Moto Z3 users with an unlimited Verizon plan can get the Moto Mod for just $50 if they sign up for the 5G service which costs an additional $10 per month.
Verizon already confirmed that it won’t impose any throttling on the unlimited 5G plans. The Moto Z3 comes powered by the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. With the 5G Moto Mod, the device gets support for the sub-6 GHz frequency band for accessing the 5G network. The Moto Z3 users with 5G Moto Mod will be able to enjoy Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband wireless network.
Apart from 5G, the 5G Moto Mod also comes with Cat.20 4G LTE connectivity support. The Moto Mod itself features 2000mAh battery that can be charged using the USB type-C port. While the Moto Z3 measures 6.75 mm thick and weighs 156 grams, the 5G Moto Mod comes with 7.1 mm thickness and adds an additional 127 grams weight. Talking about the 5G coverage, Chicago and Minneapolis are the first two US cities which will get Verizon 5G network on April 11th.
The 5G Ultra Wideband wireless network will be expanded to more than 30 cities in the coming months. While Moto Z3 + 5G Moto Mod is the only way to experience 5G speeds on a smartphone. However, the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and LG V50 ThinQ will hit the shelves later this year. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!