Moto X Force price, release date in India: Motorola teases shatterproof display ahead of launch
Moto X Force price, release date in India: Motorola teases shatterproof display ahead of launchMotorola (UK) site screen-shot

Motorola has been teasing on social media that Moto X Force will be released in India soon. Now, the company has finally revealed the actual launch day.

Motorola has confirmed to host an event in Gurgaon on 1 February to reveal Moto X Force's price and availability details.

For the uninitiated, Moto X Force is an international variant of Motorola's Droid Turbo 2, which was unveiled in October last year. It is sold exclusively by Verizon Wireless in the US.

Rumour has it that Moto X Force will be priced between Rs. 40,000 and Rs.50,000 and it will go on sale in India exclusively via Flipkart.

The main talking point of Moto X Force is its super-strong screen. It has trumped many drop tests conducted by numerous tech critics. Among them, prominent technology blog UnlockRiver.com has given the Motorola phone a top score of 9.8 out of 10 ratings. They conducted an insane 275 meters drone drop tests and despite the huge fall on the concrete surface, Moto X Force suffered a minor scratch at the top right corner, while the rest of phone's screen remained intact and the phone was fully operational. [Check out the drop test video, HERE]

Moto X Force's amazing display strength is attributed to the company's proprietary Moto ShatterShield display technology. They have incorporated five layers -- Aluminium chassis to form the rigid core, flexible AMOLED screen, and two layered touchscreen panels, interior lens to provide clear visibility of contents and exterior lens to provide additional protection, so that the phone's display is capable of absorbing shock from the impact and is guaranteed not to shatter, says the company.

At the back (of base model), it boasts ballistic nylon (metalised glass fiber) that offers a distinctive design while providing ultimate durability. And also, underneath this coating, Moto X Force features Kevlar, a material known to be five times stronger than steel.

Inside, it comes packed with powerful Snapdragon 810 series Octa-core in addition to the company's proprietary Mobile computing system comprising natural language processor, contextual computing processor, 550 MHz Adreno 430 graphics engine backed by 3GB RAM and 32GB/64GB inbuilt memory.

It also houses a high capacity 3760 mAh battery that gives close to 48 hours of talk time. The phone also features Turbo Power technology, wherein the phone can get 13 hours of power for just 15 minutes of charging.

Watch the official video detailing the shatterproof screen development process:

Science behind the Moto X Force's Shatterproof displayMotorola Mobility via YouTube

 [Image credit: Motorola (UK) ]

Key specifications of Motorola Moto X Force:

Models Moto X Force
Display 5.4-inch QHD (2560x1440p) TFT LCD screen with shatter shield
  • Pixel density: 540 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS (Android 6.0 Marshmallow guaranteed)
Processor Motorola Mobile Computing System including a 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 with Octa-core CPU (MSM8994), Natural Language Processor, and Contextual Computing Processor
GPU 600 MHz Adreno 430
RAM 3GB
Storage capacity 32GB/64GB (expandable up to 2TB)
Camera
  • Main: 21.0-megapixel camera with Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) flash with dual LED flash, Burst mode, night mode, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto-Focus), 4K video recording, Quick capture (twirl smartphone twice to launch camera), Video HDR (for both 4K and full HD), video stabilization
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel with wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture, 1.4µm pixel for better low light image capture, night mode option, LED flash, slow motion video
Battery 3760 mAh;
  • Mixed usage up to 48 hours
  • TurboPower for up to 13 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging
  • Supports PMA and Qi wireless charging (wireless charger sold separately
Network 4G-LTE (Cat 6.) up to 300mbps download speed
Add-ons Moto Maker options, Water-repellant nano coating, Nano-SIM slot, Bluetooth v4.1 LE, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO), front facing stereo speakers with Smartboost, NFC (Near Field Communication), micro-USB, GPS
Dimensions 149.8 x 78.0 x 7.6 to 9.2 mm
Weight 169 g
colours
  • Black Soft Grip
  • White Soft Grip
  • Grey Ballistic Nylon
  • Black Pebbled Leather
Price (in UK) Off-contract:
  • 32GB: £449 ($764/€696/Rs. 49,850)
  • 64GB: £534 ($818/€745/Rs.53,350)
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