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.
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.
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.
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