Motorola has unveiled six new Mods or attachments for its Motorola smartphones. The event took place in Ghana, and the list includes six new Mods, including a DSLR camera Mod and one that is a 360-degree camera Mod.
Motorola's Mods can be clipped to the back of the Moto Z, Moto Z Play and Moto Z2 Play smartphones via 16 magnetic pins, which are placed at the back of these phones. These Mods, once attached, offer extra functionality and features for the smartphones.
Motorola had promised to bring 12 new Mods ever year, and did show some concepts at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona. The company has gone on to reveal six new Mods concepts. The news was first report by TechDroider website, though later Evan Blass (evleaks) also tweeted out an image of the new Moto Mod with 360 degree camera attached to it.
For now, the new Mods include ROKR and Studio Mods, which offer a more powerful speaker to the phone. Motorola is also partnering with DirecTV for a new Mod, and the exact functionality of this is not clear, though it will likely allow the user to stream the DirecTV service from their phone. The Mod has an HDMI port.
There's also the DSLR mod, which adds a mount for camera accessories as well as the option of adding a lens to Moto Z smartphones. The Action Mod has a rotating camera.
As the report notes, these are all concept Mods, and officially not in production from Motorola. The 360-degree camera Mod comes with two lenses, which can be attached to the phone, and this appears to be a final product, though it hasn?t official gone on sale anywhere yet.