A new trademark registered by Motorola suggests a new line of mobile phones with the “Moto Z” brand is in the offing.
The Moto Z could be introduced as a replacement for the Moto X line of phones, Droid-Life.com reported.
Droid-Life said the registration indicates Moto Z is a trademark for “mobile phones, smartphones and accessories therefore, namely battery chargers and adapters.” (http://www.droid-life.com/2016/05/23/motorola-registered-trademark-moto-z/)
“While this doesn’t confirm a Moto Z, it certainly helps that story. Also, keep in mind that trademark filings in the past have led us to all sorts of product names ahead of time,” it added.
A separate report on 9to5google said Motorola Trademark Holdings filed a “MOTO Z” trademark last May 17 for use on “mobile phones, smartphones and accessories therefore, namely battery chargers and adapters.”
It also cited a leaked invite for June 9 showing an outline of the Moto Z “that matches up with previously leaked renders.”
“Antenna lines and the circular camera hub are clearly visible, as is the Moto ‘batwing’ logo and buttons on the side. The previously raised camera module might not be as big a deal due to the interchangeable back modular plates that will add extra functionality and even out the rear,” it added (http://9to5google.com/2016/05/23/moto-z-trademark-june-9-launch/).
The site said two models are expected to be announced. One is a higher-end Moto Z Style with a Snapdragon 820 processor and a quad HD 5.5-inch display.
A lower-end Moto Z Play will have a full HD screen and a Snapdragon 620 processor.