Motorola and Verizon have begun taking pre-orders for the 5G Moto Mod, the addon-accent for the Moto z3 smartphone launched final 12 months. The machine helps 5G mmWave radio, sub-6 GHz connectivity. The 5G Moto Mod solely works with the Moto z3, and can accessible solely to Verizon prospects within the U.S.
The Motorola 5G Moto Mod packs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 SoC that’s used in addition the corporate’s X50 modem, the important thing enabler of the developer’s 5G platform. In addition to the chips, the 5G Moto Mod additionally integrates 10 antennas: four Qualcomm’s QTM052 for mmWave radio, two antennas for sub-6 GHz connectivity, and four for 4G/LTE. To energy itself, the unit has a 2000-mAh battery.
Verizon will promote Motorola’s 5G Moto Mod for $349.99 in retail when purchased along with a Moto z3, or to present clients with a lively Moto z3 on their account. In the meantime, prospects with a Moto z3 and any Verizon limitless plan can get the product for $50 in the event that they join the 5G service at $10 monthly (with the primary three months free) on prime of their present plans, that now value from $85 to $105 for 24 months. Moreover, clients may activate a brand new line of service on a Verizon system fee plan to get the cellphone and the mod.
Verizon will launch its 5G Extremely Wideband service in choose areas in Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11. Later this 12 months the corporate will broaden its 5G Extremely Wideband community to over 30 markets. Moreover the 5G smartphone+mod mixture from Motorola, Verizon will even provide Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G and LG’s V50 ThinQ handsets later this summer time.