"Shatterproof" Motorola Bounce to be called Moto X Force, new render leaks out

The unannounced Motorola Bounce that we showed you yesterday will reportedly be launched as the Moto X Force - a name that makes more sense, since the Moto X brand is pretty well known around the world.

The handset's new name was revealed by @upleaks, which also posted another render of the device, this time showing a black variant of it (after yesterday's white version).

As previously reported, the Moto X Force / Bounce is expected to be a high-end smartphone with a "shatterproof" display - we're not exactly sure how this shatterproofness is achieved. Anyway, the screen should be a 5.4-inch one with 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD), thus offering a higher ppi density than the 5.7-inch Quad HD screen of the Moto X Style / X Pure Edition.

It's said that the Moto X Force is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, while other features should include a 5 MP front-facing camera, a 21 MP rear camera, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB or 64 GB of storage space, and a generous 3760 mAh battery. Motorola may plan to launch the Moto X Force in December. Pricing details are not yet available. What do you think of this upcoming Moto handset thus far?

source: @upleaks



1. IHuntInDE

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

They should name it the Moto X "Shoulda-Been"... Because this is what the Moto X Pure really should have been released as...

11. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

What's going on with the bottom speaker? In these renders it looks like 2 grills on the bottom of the device, can anyone confirm if this phone has dual front facing speakers? I concur with you though, this is a much more sensible phone than what's coming out today in terms of size and specs, still wish you would've gone with a 5.2" 1080 display though.

2. landale

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

I have a strong suspicion this Moto X Force is the international variant of the upcoming Droid Turbo 2. It's the only logical reason this phone would exist so close to the release of the Moto X Style/Pure.

14. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I'm about 95% sure this is the Turbo 2. (Droid Force? Why not?) The Moto X Pure is called just that because it's the One Moto X to Rule America.

3. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Sapphire isn't impact resistant, it's probably worse than Gorilla Glass in terms of shatter resistance. Sapphire is the most scratch resistant glass only, shatter is a whole new ball game.

4. Florin.T

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

That's actually correct (as in: sapphire isn't really shatterproof). Article updated, thanks!

6. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I think it might be a flexible display or a softer type diplay. Maybe its a high quality resistive or resistive/capacitive hybrid.

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Seiko's solution for their sort of pro dive watches is their own glass creation called hard lex. They since made a hardlex with a sapphire infused coating. Sounds pricey though so I am guessing this is plastic like the Lg gwatch or a softer version of the S6 edge plastic display. The S6 active is apparently quite good. Michael fisher from picket now was literally tossing it around in his review.

5. det_bradlee

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

I hope this get a US release. Also, is the back of the black version actually textured? I like it! The white looks like a printed pattern though.

7. talon95

Posts: 998; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

That's really awesome, just wish it had the 820 and maybe fingerprint. It's perfect otherwise, size, resolution, camera, battery, shape, nice. I have to assume that it has a plastic screen instead of glass.

13. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Kind of hard to put an unreleased chip in the phone. I'm not expecting 820 devices until next spring. They haven't even fully announced that SoC, it's still in the slow drip hype & leak phase.

9. Amiafanboy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 27, 2015

So many awesome devices coming up !Gold and glass Note 5 of mine still feels amazing though :p Only missing the IR blaster a lot !!

10. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

The back pattern on this phone looks like the pattern on my toilet paper.. For real haha

12. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

the ultimate of motor x's this year; the father of the series. ..

15. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I've been giving it a lot of thought, and if this ends up being another carrier unbranded phone that works on all major US networks like the Moto X Pure then I'll end up buying this phone. The higher capacity battery, additional processor cores, and probable faster RAM is just too tempting. God, I'm going to be so disappointed if it's a Droid.

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