Motorola continues to produce a host of innovative, modular add-ons for its Moto Z smartphones, but the latest Moto Mod might be the most logical idea yet.
The company is reportedly planning to launch a virtual reality headset Mod, under the name Virtual Viewer.
The news comes via a tweet from Evan Blass (@evleaks), who posted an image of the viewer and its packaging. There are no further details right now.
We can see that the headset has a cut out for the smartphone’s camera sensors, but it’s probably unlikely the camera will be used for augmented reality purposes.
Given the camera module protrudes slightly from the back of the device, this design choice opening may be for aesthetic reasons.
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While there’s a slight chance it could include some more enhanced features like AR, the Virtual Viewer may just be an Android Daydream headset designed specifically for the Moto Z range. A lot will depend on the price point for the Moto Mod, which is currently unknown.
Mods for all?
While the Moto Mods range continues to grow, they add-ons remain available to a super-select sub-section of smartphone users. In the last few months we’ve seen an Alexa speaker and a Poraroid-branded instant printer.
The future of the Moto Z range and Moto Mods seems secure for now, with the firm denying reports that 50% of its engineering staff in Chicago had been laid off.
The firm told GSM Arena: “In late 2017, Lenovo announced a worldwide resource action that would occur over the next several quarters, and impacting less than two percent of its global workforce. This week’s employment reductions are a continuation of that process. We are reducing our Motorola operations in Chicago however this did not impact half of our workforce there and our Moto Z family will continue.”
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