5G Moto Mod updated with support for Z2 Force and reverse charging

Ricky, 16 August 2019

Verizon and Motorola partnered with Qualcomm to make the first 5G-compatible device. It was not a 5G smartphone, but a Moto Mod accessory that gives a 5G modem and additional battery pack to the Moto Z3.

The 5G Moto Mod went on sale in April, along with Verizon 5G network Today, the 5G Moto Mod is getting an update that adds support for the (Verizon-branded) Moto Z2 Force. Previously, the Moto Mod 5G was only compatible with the Moto Z3 and Z4.

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In addition, Motorola has modified the Moto Modís power system to enable two-way charging between the Moto Mod and the host device. If the 5G Mod is depleted (14% or below), the phone will continue to power the 5G Mod until the Moto Z reaches 15% battery. Likewise, if the host device reaches 15% battery, the 5G Moto Modís built-in 2,000 mAh battery will lend some power to the host Moto Z.

The Mod update also brings some 5G enhancements and optimization to help improve network connectivity. Currently, Verizon has its 5G Ultra Wideband deployed in 30+ cities in the US including Providence, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Indianapolis, St. Paul, and Washington D.C.

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  • Anonymous

Well i bet it won't hit until 2025, the infrastructure cost is pretty high, it is not a regular tech disruption like 3G to 4G, its more like Jio multiplied by 10. I don't think BSNL will even try to bid for it, with that said, "currently nobody (carr...

  • Bharat se

I am using moto z2 force But I know 5g service may start in India after 2021

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