May 17th, 2016

Earlier today, Motorola and Lenovo announced the three latest devices to grace the “Moto G” lineup, meaning that there are new budget devices on the block. In addition to the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, the Moto G4 Play appeared on Motorola’s website, adding a total of three new devices into the fray. Well, since the Moto G lineup is for the budget-weary, what about the flagship Moto X and its counterparts?

According to a report by VentureBeat, Lenovo and Motorola are killing off the iconic Moto X name. Instead, the two newest flagships will be named the “Moto Z Style” and the “Moto Z Play.” These two devices have been rumored and are internally being referred to the Vector Thin and Vertex, respectively.

On top of changing the name of the game from Moto, these two devices are also expected to venture into the modular-design world. Following in the footsteps of the LG G5, Motorola/Lenovo are reported to be working on having the following modular options:

  • Pico Projector
  • Stereo speakers
  • Camera grip with optical zoom lens

All good things must come to an end, and this was an expected move after Lenovo announced it would be fazing out the “Motorola” moniker, replacing it with “Moto by Lenovo”. The Moto X helped change the game of Android devices, and gave us a look at an experience as close to stock as possible without being a Nexus device.

Hopefully, *fingers crossed*, Lenovo really flexes its muscles when it unveils the two flagship Moto Z devices at Lenovo Tech World next month and impresses us all.