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Leaked images show Lenovo’s upcoming MotoMods for the Moto Z [Update]

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Update: The ‘MotoMods’ in the image, from left to right (as revealed by Blass) are: The pico projector, JBL speakers and a Hasselblad camera. The latter appears to cover the built-in Moto Z camera, replacing it with the optical zoom-equipped lens system.

Last week, a report claimed that alongside its new smartphones, Lenovo would unveil new modular backplates for the devices called MotoMods. The report claimed that the company was at work on several of them, including a battery pack, camera grip with optical zoom and flash, stereo speakers, and pico projector. Now, Evan Blass has shared an image of a trio of MotoMods to his Twitter page…

One of the MotoMods shown is a camera grip with optical zoom. Additionally, there is a flash bulb on left side. Specific features of this backplate are unclear at this point, but there also appears to be a physical shutter button on the right side of the backplate.

The second MotoMod shown appears to be a kickstand backplate. This, of course, would allow users to prop their Moto device up while they do things like watch videos. Judging by the added size of this backplate, it also could include a battery pack for extended battery life.

It’s hard to tell what the third MotoMod in the image is for, but we know from last week’s report that there is one coming that adds stereo speakers and another coming that includes a pico projector, so it’s presumably one of those.

Lenovo is expected to unveil the Moto Z and lower-end Moto Z Style its Tech World event on June 9th. The higher-end model will include quad HD 5.5-inch display and Snapdragon 820 chip with 3 or 4GB of RAM, while the Style variant will come with a full HD 5.5-inch display and Snapdragon 625 chip.

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