Motorola has finally launched its new rugged smartphone model, dubbed Motorola Defy right after we saw multiple leaks over the past couple of weeks. The smartphone is manufactured in partnership with Bullit Group, a UK-based company known for its rugged handsets like the CAT and Land Rover-branded phones.
As its name suggests, the Motorola Defy is built to survive extreme conditions. The phone is drop-proof up to 1.8 meters and can withstand damage on any side. It also features a Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the front panel making it scratch-resistant.
Motorola Defy has a unique dual-layer TPU cover, making it fully water-resistant at 1.5-meter depth for up to 35 minutes. The device is also dust and sand-proof that can even withstand a wash with soap or sanitizer. As per Motorola, the phone also works flawlessly in extreme temperatures (+55°C to -25°C.)
Resembling a rebranded Moto G9 Play, the Motorola Defy also packs some punch with its internal specifications. The smartphone features a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a 60Hz refresh rate. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC, paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage. The device boots Android 11 out of the box with Motorola’s My UX on top.
The Defy features a triple camera module consisting of a 48MP primary shooter and two 2MP depth and macro sensors along with an 8MP front camera. It has a battery backup of 5,000mAh with 20W fast charging support. Other features include a 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Motorola plans to release the rugged model in UK and Europe by the end of June at an expected price tag of €325 ($390). The company also plans to release it in South America soon but has no plans for North America as of now.