November 7, 2016
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Lenovo’s Moto Z series showed us all how simple modular components could be, and while modular may not have been the game changer some had hoped for, the company has just passed the 1 million global sales milestone for the range.

1 million sales isn’t quite in the Galaxy or iPhone league, but this milestone makes the Moto Z series one of most popular ever Motorola branded handsets and the brand’s best ever selling high-end range. Lenovo had been struggling to turn a profit from Motorola after its $2.91 billion acquisition from Google back in 2014, so a strong performance from a more radical handset launch is sure to boost company confidence.

The success of the Moto Z series is likely down to selection of price points, with the reasonably priced Play model still offering modular component support, and a compelling high-end hardware option available with the Moto Z Force. Not to mention that the additional battery capacity, improved JBL SoundBoost speakers, and 10x optical zoom camera modular accessories are going to have won a few customers over too.

Lenovo isn’t done with Motorola branded handset releases this year through. The company’s upcoming low cost Moto M handset has appeared in several leaks recently and is expected to arrive with a cost of just 1999 Yuan, or around $295. Lenovo will be unveiling the new Moto M in China tomorrow, on November 8th.

Robert Triggs
Lead Technical Writer at Android Authority, covering the latest trends in consumer electronics and hardware. In his spare moments, you'll probably find him tinkering with audio electronics and programming.
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