Lenovo has revealed that the recently unveiled Moto Z along with the magnetic snap-on back panels, the Moto Mods, will launch in India by October. The Lenovo owned company also revealed plans to expand the offline retail channel in India for its smartphones.
Lenovo’s SVP confirmed launch details of the Moto Z, Moto Mods.
Lenovo also revealed plans to go offline in India.
No pricing details were shared by the company for now.
On being asked whether Lenovo wants to build a developer ecosystem in India as well, Lencquesaing said that there is an existing developer team in Bengaluru but further revealed how it intends to expand.
” The company has already revealed that the Module Development Kit (MDK) of the Moto Mods, which is exclusively owned by Lenovo, will be sold beginning this summer to third party developers.
He revealed that Lenovo will extend the developer ecosystem by announcing various developer competitions in India. Lencquesaing gave an example of a recently announced developer competition on global basis under which the best idea will get capital of $1 million to begin the work. He added that the company will reward the best idea for Moto Mods.
The company at the media briefing showcased the Moto Mods which connect to the 16 dots at the rear. At launch, these will include the JBL SoundBoost, the Moto Insta-Share Projector (meant to deliver a 70-inch projector experience), and the Power Pack (said to provide up to 22 hours of additional battery life).
Talking about the Indian market, Lencquesaing claimed that the company has been successful with the online platform but will look to expand to offline retailers. He hinted that the company is looking to sell more devices offline soon, but did not share any timeline.