Motorola has returned to the tough smartphone market to ensure the title is theirs, announcing the new Defy+, a tougher, faster sequel to the original Defy.
After Samsung took a swipe at Motorola’s title last week when they announced the Galaxy Xcover, Motorola clearly thought they’d better hit back.
The original Defy was hugely popular – a tough phone that still looks good and has a decent spec sheet – so why change it much? On the outside the Defy+ looks almost identical, but Motorola has beefed the sequel up in more ways than one.
First and foremost the tough aspect has been improved, with the Defy+ now sporting the IP67 certification, meaning it is splash, mud and dust resistant and can even hang out underwater for up to 10 minutes. The screen is also covered by super-tough scratch resistant Gorilla Glass.
Tech specs have also been improved, making the Defy+ faster than the original. A 1GHz TI OMAP processor powers the new model along with the latest Android 2.3.4 operating system (that’s Gingerbread if you’re keeping up!). A 5-megapixel camera adorns the rear of the camera with 2GB of internal storage to store your snaps and a 3.7-inch high-resolution capacitive touchscreen to view everything on.
The Motorola Defy+ is expected to launch this Autumn in Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Motorola were bought out by Google today in a deal worth $12.5 billion, read all about it here.