First Moto Z4 Press Render Reveals Waterdrop Notch Display, Single Rear Camera

Apart from expanding its Motorola One lineup of Android One smartphones, the Lenovo-owned company is also working on its next Moto Z series flagship smartphone, expected to be launched as Moto Z4. Thanks to the folks over at 91Mobiles, the design of Motorola’s upcoming flagship has been laid bare.

Thinner Bezels

The first official render of the Moto Z4 reveals a design that appears to be more or less similar to the Moto Z3. On the back of the phone, we can see the traditional Motorola circular camera ring with just a single sensor and a flash module. If rumors are to be believed, the smartphone will utilize a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor.

Below the camera ring, we find the Motorola batwing logo, although it does not appear to have an embedded fingerprint sensor. We can also see the 16-pin Moto Mods connector on the back of the phone, ensuring compatibility with Motorola’s range of snap-on modular accessories.

On the front, however, things are quite different. The Moto Z4 render reveals a near edge-to-edge display with a waterdrop notch at the top for the selfie camera. Unfortunately, the bottom chin isn’t quite razor thin, although it is still significantly thinner than the Moto Z3’s chin. This means the screen-to-body ratio of the Moto Z4 will be much higher compared to its predecessor. Even though the render does not actually confirm it, rumors suggest the Moto Z4 may come with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Like nearly every other upcoming Android flagship smartphone, the Moto Z4 is tipped to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 855 chipset under the hood. The smartphone will also include 5G support with the help of Motorola’s 5G Moto Mod. Some of the other details revealed so far include a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The device is said to ship with vanilla Android 9.0 Pie OS out of the box.

Tony Barratt
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