The Moto Z will launch with swappable 'MotoMods'

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The three available Moto Mods snap onto the body much like a case.

Credit: @evleaks

It seems more companies are getting into the modular game, as Lenovo looks to make a splash with its newest Moto-branded flagship.

We’re just a couple of weeks away from our official look at Lenovo’s new Moto Z. But the leaks keep coming, with the latest being of some type of modular back plates that could be branded as MotoMods.

This comes courtesy of Evan “evleaks” Blass, who tweeted the above image as well as a picture of phones with Droid branding:

The Droid line has been a Verizon exclusive, though there’s no sign of the big “V” on these phones. It’s an early image, however, so it’s unlikely that Verizon would want to give up this particular mark.

The MotoMods are picking up on the latest buzz with smartphones, performed most notably at the hardware level by the LG G5 and Google’s Project Ara. A few other case makers have sought to tack this functionality of swappable modules through accessories, and that seems to be the approach from Lenovo here.

One of the modules for the Lenovo phones is clearly some type of camera, though it’s a little unclear what the other two are. Battery enhancements are popular, and the one in the middle of the pack seems to have some type of kickstand on it.

Why this matters: The Moto Z will be the first flagship release of a Moto-branded phone from the new parent company, Lenovo. We’ll be on hand at Lenovo Tech World June 9 to see it ourselves and give hands-on impressions of the latest iteration in Motorola’s hardware. 

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