New reports once again point to Motorola working on a ‘shatterproof’ smartphone for a launch this year. Last week, the Motorola Bounce made it to news alongside an image and specifications. Now, new reports point to an official name – Moto X Force – and tip launch date, price, and Moto Maker support.
Unfortunately, there is no official word from the company on what ‘shatterproof’ actually means; though it could indicate a MIL-STD rating. The Motorola ‘Bounce’ X Force smartphone is tipped to launch in in December at CNY 4,000 (approximately Rs. 42,000).
The leak comes from Chinese tipster @upleaks who in a Weibo (Chinese equivalent of Twitter) post has included several details of the Moto X Force. Based on @upleaks post, it seems that Motorola may launch the Moto Bounce in some regions as Moto X Force. The phone was first reported by Mobipicker.
For specifications, the Motorola Moto X Force is tipped to feature a 5.43-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) resolution display; Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor clocked at 2GHz, 3GB of RAM; a 21-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The Moto X Force is said to come in 32GB and 64GB storage variants with expandable storage support. Motorola is also rumoured to bring Moto Maker customisation option.
In other news, Motorola India has now started sending invites for the Moto X Play India launch on September 14. The handset is likely to go on sale on the same day via Flipkart.
The Moto X Play smartphone was launched in the UK, and was priced at GBP 249 (roughly Rs. 25,400). To recall, the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based Moto X Play sports a 5.5-inch display of full-HD (1080p) screen resolution and is powered by 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz paired with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone range starts with 16GB storage variant, which support external storage expansion via microSD card (up to 128GB). On the camera front, the X Play sports a 21-megapixel sensor with dual-LED flash and a 5-megapixel snapper. Other features of the 4G LTE-enabled Moto X Play include a 3630mAh battery.