Motorola may revive a ‘classic’ rugged Android phone


  • A leak hints Motorola may resurrect its Defy rugged phone with a fashionable model.
  • It would have modest specs, however a robust case that might survive water and steep drops.
  • There’s no phrase on pricing or availability.

Motorola’s return to the rugged phone market may financial institution on a acquainted title. Leaker Evan Blass has shared pictures and specs of what’s claimed to be a new model of the Defy — a mannequin Motorola launched in 2010 as the primary water resistant Android phone.

The new Motorola Defy would have a way more up to date design, together with three rear cameras and a selfie cam tucked into a teardrop notch. However, it could be decidedly more durable than your typical phone. On high of IP68 mud and water resistance (not all that uncommon), it could have a extremely shock-resistant physique that might survive six-foot drops on to metal due to its “structurally reinforced” board. You’d even get a lanyard to scale back the probabilities of drops.

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This Defy would in any other case be a contemporary Motorola phone — that’s, modest specs with a few vibrant spots. You’d should reside with a 6.5-inch 720p display screen, a Snapdragon 662 chip, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of expandable storage. You would get a sizeable 5,000mAh battery, nevertheless, and that display screen would come with Gorilla Glass Victus and assist for moist fingers. A 48MP important digicam, 2MP macro cam and 2MP depth sensor would sit on the again, whereas an 8MP selfie digicam would sit on the entrance.

It’s not sure when Motorola would introduce the brand new Defy or how a lot it could price. The abundance of press pictures within the leak suggests the corporate is comparatively shut, although, and the specs trace at a cheap value. Whether or not it catches on is one other matter. Loads has modified within the Android phone market for the reason that unique Defy, and Motorola is not the enormous it as soon as was.

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