'Shatterproof' Motorola Bounce leaks: 5.4" QHD screen, big battery, December release

'Shatterproof' Motorola Bounce leaks: 5.4" QHD screen, big battery, December release

Motorola isn't done with great phones this season, it seems, as a popular leakster account just tipped a rugged Motorola Bounce might greet us come December. The handset will apparently sit somewhere sideways of the Moto X Style or X Play, as it is supposed to be "shatterproof," likely adhering to some rugged specification which could include a waterproof chassis, too.

In any case, the Motorola Bounce leak tells us to expect a phone with a 5.43" Quad HD display, a Snapdragon 810 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB/ 64 GB storage, as well as a hearty 3760 mAh battery. These specs are all in line with Motorola's latest crop of handsets, down to the 21 MP rear camera, and the 5 MP front shooter. The Bounce, however, one-ups them all in terms of processing power and battery capacity, and, likely, ruggedness, so we can't wait for more info about it to start trickling down the rumor pipes.

source: @upleaks (Twitter)



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

If true Moto just basically slapped everyone with this phone.

19. sgodsell

Posts: 6737; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If its shatter, water, and dust proof. Then it sounds like its a mil-spec device. Ready for military standards. Plus those awesome specs don't hurt as well. Way to go Motorola. Glad to see you are upping the game. You already started the low priced devices that offer reasonably great specs. Now let's see if you can keep going.

36. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

All they need is a quality AMOLED screen and they have won :)

41. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You know... I'm a little hesitant to say what is the better technology. I thought for a while that it was AMOLED by a long shot, but recently I've been reading how the Moto X Style's display has more accurate colors and a wider viewing angels than AMOLED displays, while the AMOLED displays have deeper blacks and warmer colors. I've been hearing conflicting reports about power efficiency between the two. I know that AMOLED displays only have to power the actual pixels as there's no need for a back light which would save power if the majority of the display were black, maybe AMOLED take more power than LCD if all pixels are lit? I really have no clue.

58. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Moto makes better LCD's screens. Their best display is actually the one on the original Moto G imo.

66. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Yes amoled take more power than lcd at full white screen. Still the latest samsung amoled draw power only slightly more than the most efficient lcd..meaning they equal or even better than some less efficient lcd. Moreover its known that Qhd lcd takes more power than Fhd because they need brighter backlight. So i should expect that the newest amoled still take less power than the Qhd lcd screen even at full white screen.

45. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree. This is a pretty d!ck move by Motorola with the Style coming out pretty soon.

46. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I agree! How dare they give their consumers options! Who needs choice! I say we should all use a singular phone, drive a single car, wear tan slacks and a collared shirt with a little animal embroidered on it. And Hanson music is good enough for everyone, no variety in music is necessary because Mm-Bop covers all bases of musical preference. Variety is the devil! THE DEVIL I SAY!!!

65. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

But if I have more than one choice, how will I know what to do? Thinking is, like, so hard!

71. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Never mind that this is probably going to be a Verizon exclusive. Wait, then Verizon will have both this AND the Maxx 2! Choice again!

90. ChazzMatt

Posts: 104; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

There are NO Verizon exclusives. The XT1254 Droid Turbo was NEVER an exclusive. The U.S. Moto Maxx XT1250 has the SAME FCC ID, has the same bands, and works just fine with a Verizon SIM card in it -- just like a non-Verizon Nexus 6 works with a Verizon SIM card. It's sold by smaller regional CDMA/LTE carriers. SAME device as the Droid Turbo, just a different name. The ONLY thing exclusive about the Droid Turbo is the name "Droid" which is licensed to Verizon. The "international" Moto Turbo/Moto Maxx XT1225 is a sibling to that phone. Lacks CDMA, but has GSM/HSPA/LTE. LTE bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17. I own two of the XT1225 and am running them on AT&T. It's the SAME phone as the Droid Turbo XT1254/U.S. Moto Maxx XT1250, except no CDMA and slightly different LTE bands.

78. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think the three of you misunderstand me.

81. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

How is it a dick move then? The Style/Pure hasn't even been released yet. So it's not like somebody bought one and then this comes out. New phones are going to keep coming out whether you buy one or not. As for PapaSmuf's comment, couldn't it also mean that they put out a no compromise device? That's how I took it. It basically ticks all the boxes. Powerful CPU/GPU, RAM, large battery, Hi rez and tough display, front speakers, improved camera, and decent storage with expandability. Isn't that what you yourself were saying they should do? If you're referring to a smaller battery in the Style/Pure, and if this an early look at the Turbo 2, that would also support my theory that Verizon has an exclusivity deal with Motorola to only give them the large battery devices in the US, considering it's been that way since the first Droid Razr Maxx. There were other Motorola phones available on other carriers, but the only big battery devices they sell in the US are Droid models.

88. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

Haha actually it's a good move for consumers..the variety will help. It's also a good move for Motorola regarding sales to Motorola faithfuls. It's a bad move for Motorola in terms or moving product though... The more you do this the slower your phones will sell because people end up waiting for the next big thing to come out before they make a decision. Lots of people are hooked on Motorola now. Lots are waiting for the x play to come out. And then they hear and even more exciting phone is on its way? Best option is to keep my cash in my pocket and wait till all the cards are on the table. I know I would.. This strategy has taken down lots of tech companies in the past if not managed well. Motorola needs to make sure whatever they are bringing lives up to expectations.. And they need to plug the leaks in their office as well.

77. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I find it funny you sarcastically respond to me even though technically PapaSmurf had the same general response as I did. I'm not lamenting choice if it was actually coming out the same time as the Style.

83. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

You misunderstood PapaSmurf, at least the way I read his comment. I thought he was saying this phone lays the smackdown on all the competition.

93. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, I'm just in a joking mood. Sup dawg?

53. Plutonium239

Posts: 1144; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

I doubt it's shatter-proof, its likely shatter-resistant, such as the Galaxy S6(which its still possible to break).

63. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Bulletproof glass isn't actually bullet proof either, the correct term is bullet resistant, but everyone calls it bulletproof anyway.

89. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

Yes, because technically a cannon ball is a bullet ;)

95. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Talk with anyone who knows anything on the matter, and they'll tell you the same. The bullets don't bouce off like they do in the movies. Each time there's a bullet impact, the glass cracks. Hit it enough times, and the "bulletproof" glass will fail. That's why it's bullet resistant. I found this out when we were doing work in a prison. I asked if the glass they were installing was bulletproof in the control room (where the guards are that controls the doors and cameras). I was told by the facility manager that there is no such thing as bulletproof glass outside of movies and TV, it's bullet resistant.

80. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

That large battery probably wont be enugh for that power uungry and battery demolisher SD810.

2. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

As long as it's not a super brick like their other phones. It probably is though which is why I have never owned a Moto phone since they dominated dumb phones.


Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

Define brick

22. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

A Motorola , Nokia, or HTC sized phone. A phone that looks, feels, and resembles a heavy brick used in the construction of buildings.

27. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Motorola makes brick-sized phones?! So the RAZR, RAZR Maxx, RAZR Maxx HD & DROIDs were bricks? You must have a phone that just projects holographic images like JARVIS does.

47. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The RAZR's were thin but that's because they have to since the name is suggesting thin. The Moto X series, which this is part of, are super bricks though.

30. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

So you like phone that are paper thin and prone to bend when put in any pocket with batteries that will last until after lunch? Remember that sometimes quality does not always mean thin & light and cheapness does not always mean thicker & heavier. Sometimes the "brick" as you would call it has advantages over the feather. I laugh at those people who make a big deal about buying the thinnest and lightest phone they can and then put it in an Otterbox Defender case that weights more than their phone does and doubles the thickness.

48. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

There is always a sweet spot and the Moto bricks come nowhere near it.

51. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'd rather have a brick than a boomerang.

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