Lenovo Moto X Force has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 49,999 for 32GB version, while the 64GB variant will cost Rs 53,999. The smartphone will be available from Amazon and Flipkart online, as well as Croma and Spice stores from February 8.
Moto X Force is the world’s first smartphone to feature a shatterproof display. Motorola India head Amit Boni says, the company will offer 4 years warranty on the screen of the device, and claimed they have spent 3 years developing this shatterproof screen. The shatterproof screen has five layers to ensure its durability, claims the company.
The five layers on the ‘Shattershield’ display as Moto calls it are designed to absorb shock and protect the display from breaking.
The first layer is an ‘exterior protective lens’ which Moto says comes with a ‘proprietary hardcoat’ designed to guard against dents and abrasion, followed by an interior lens in the second layer to provide a clear protective shield.
There there’s a dual-touch layer, which ensures that in case of an impact where the primary touch-sensitive layer is damaged, the second one takes over to maintain touchscreen performance. The fourth layer is the AMOLED display, which Moto says can absorb shocks. Finally the fifth layer is an aluminum chassis, which provides structural integrity and durability.
Moto X Force was launched as Droid Turbo 2 exclusively on Verizon in US. The smartphone has seen its share of drop test videos on YouTube and surprisingly, its display has stayed very much intact. At the launch the phone was subjected to quite a few drops, and the screen didn’t shatter, but we did see cracks appear on the outer body, especially on the metal frame.
On the specs side, the Moto X Force features a 5.4-inch WQHD display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB RAM and comes in 32 or 64GB storage variants.
Moto X Force runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and has the usual Moto Migrate, Moto Voice features that we’ve seen on other Moto smartphones. The grey colour variant will feature ballistic nylon back.
Lenovo has pitched the Moto X Force as the more premium smartphone in its portfolio. The company says, that their ‘X’ brand of smartphones have seen a huge spurt in sales in India. This is also the first time that a Motorola smartphone will be sold offline since the company made its return to India in 2013.