As the Moto Z edges ever closer to its release ... sometime ... we're getting a fresh look at what of the year's most anticipated (and, frankly, interesting) Android smartphones. Specifically, today we're taking a look at Verizon's versions — the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid editions.

The basic rundown, since our first look at them at Lenovo's TechWorld event in July: These are 5.5-inch phones, with the Force Droid model also sporting a larger battery, and a shatterproof display. The BIG deal, though? MotoMods — the replaceable back covers that essentially turn the phone into something new. A long-running powerhouse. A portable speaker. And a portable projector. And those are just the first three. (Plus, we're getting our first look at the USB-C adapter for your headphones!)

We've got a lot more on the new Moto Z phones coming your way in the near future. Stay tuned!

Moto Z, Moto Z Force and Moto Z Play