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Motorola repackages Droid Turbo 2 for UK buyers, removes hideous Verizon logo

Motorola has announced a new smartphone coming to market outside of the United States, called the Moto X Force. It is essentially the Droid Turbo 2 announced for Verizon earlier this week, without the atrocious Verizon logo on the front.

The Moto X Force will be the first smartphone to offer Motorola’s Shattershield display. Motorola has worked on the display for three years, and is so confident that the 5.4-inch quad-HD display won’t shatter that it’s offering a four-year repair guarantee for any accidental damage.

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For additional points in the strength category, the Moto X Force also comes with a water-repellent coating to protect from small splashes. Motorola is not as confident on this feature to offer a repair guarantee, but it may still save the phone from heavy rain or a quick dip.

Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a massive 3,760mAh battery with fast charging power the Moto X Force. On the back sits a 21-megapixel Sony sensor with dual-LED flash and optical image stabilization.

The Moto X Force will be available in a variety of materials, including leather, ballistic nylon, and durable soft-touch polycarbonate. Customers will be able to choose the design through the Moto Maker tool, though carrier specific options may be available in the United Kingdom.

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Motorola plans to upgrade the Moto X Force to Android 6.0 Marshmallow by the end of the year, but at launch it will run Android 5.1 Lollipop. Similar to most Motorola phones, it will run near-stock Android, with a few Moto programs to help make life easier.

The Moto X Force will be available in the United Kingdom by mid-November, costing £499 for 32GB or £534 for 64GB of storage.