No home button on Moto z3

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  1. me just sayin

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    if the rumors are true, there will be no home button on the Moto z3.

    Moto Z3 Play kicks the home button to the curb
     
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    As nice as the Z3 will be my Droid Z shows no signs of slowing down. No reason to trade up yet. As for the home button. I'm sure that'll move to the side somewhere. No big deal.
     
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    I don't understand that article at all. It makes no sense to me. The Home button is clearly there in his leaked image. Is she referring to the fingerprint scanner? Is that what she calls a home button? If so, this is the third leak claiming that Moto is moving it to the side, below the power button. "If it's any consolation, it looks.like the phone will keep Moto Mods.....". Yes, of course it will. Moto has made it very clear many, many times that the first 3 generations of Moto Z will be pretty much the same basic shape & size so all Moto Mods from 2016 - 2018 will be 100% compatible.

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    There is no power button, the fingerprint scanner is the new power button. Which makes sense since you can lock/unlock the phone with finger scanner.

    Looks good but I wish it was fatter with bigger battery like original z play. Bet you this one will have 3k battery instead of 3500.
     
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    Moto phones have not had a physical Home button in years. They removed it before Samsung, I believe. Moto phones use a virtual Home button. Which is clearly in the leaked pics.

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    The fingerprint scanner on my Z Force and Z Play is not a Home button, just a finger print scanner and will turn the screen On / Off. I think the author of this article confused the Moto fingerprint scanner for a Home button.

    The article should be titled Moto removed the front fingerprint scanner for the Moto Z3.....not Moto removed the home button.

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    I called it the home button to. I wasn't thinking. I've been up all night working, that's my excuse. o_O
     
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    I'm just surprised that someone at CNET would write that article and confuse a fingerprint scanner for a home button. They are usually pretty accurate. When I saw the title of this thread I was confused, and wondered how the heck they would remove the virtual home button.

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    thanks for the clarification :)
     
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    In this rumored pic, it shows the standard virtual Back / Home / Recent Apps button menu. Looking at these, it looks like Moto is planning on placing the fingerprint scanner on the right side below the Volume buttons and moving the Power button to the left side. It makes sense, they cannot put the fingerprint scanner on the back since that would interfere with any attached Moto Mods. Who knows how much of this is true at this point, but hopefully we will know for sure in June or July (if they stick to last year's announcement schedule).

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    Here are some other Moto Z3 rumors. These are 100% leaked rumors, so take all of this with a few grains of salt. Some leaks indicate Moto may be packaging some Z3 models with Moto Mods bundled together.

    Moto Z “Power” Edition. Bundled with a Battery Moto Mod;
    Moto Z “Style” Edition. Bundled with a Style Shell;
    Moto Z “Gamepad” Edition. Bundled with a Gamepad Mod;
    Moto Z “Projection” Edition. Bundled with a Instashare Projector Mod

    A 6-inch “Max Vision” AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio.
    One of the thinnest premium smartphones in the market (maybe).
    An octa-core Snapdragon 636 processor, 4GB RAM, and either 32GB or 64GB internal memory.
    3000 mAH battery (yes, I know....it's smaller than the original Z series, but consistent with the Z2).
    A side mounted fingerprint scanner.

    Hopefully we will see what is true later this Summer.
     
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    So now that the Z3 Play is available for sale in the US starting today, is anyone planning on ordering one? Or have one on order?

    Or are we all waiting for the August 2nd announcement to see what else is new from Moto this year?

    That $499 price tag, with a Moto Power Pack included, is very enticing but I think I'm going to wait and see what happens on August 2nd.

    I wonder if Verizon will carry the new Motorola One phones? I don't think so, because they can't add their carrier apps to Android One phones.

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