Motorola today lifted the lid on what it claims is the “world’s first smartphone display guaranteed not to crack or shatter”, as it bids to carve out a niche that would mark out its wares from the Android rank and file.
The Moto X Force is home to a 5.4” Quad HD (2560 x 1440), 540 ppi screen that packs in 77% more pixels than an 1080p screen for sharper, crisper stills and video.
But its real USP is the display’s ability to take everyday punishment, thanks to what Motorola dubs its ShatterShield technology. This blends together five layers for a screen so robust that Motorola pledges that if it shatters or cracks within four years, they’ll replace it quibble-free.
The handset’s spec-sheet standouts also include a high capacity, 3760 mAh battery that actually offers more than a day’s usage on a single charge and can be charged wirelessly.
And as is now de rigeuer, there’s a fast-charge mode too. Tagged TurboPower, this gets you 13 hours of power for 15 minutes charging. We’ll have to verify those numbers, but on paper that’s world-beating.
The main camera is 21-megapixels, with rapid focus and zero shutter lag, as well as a colour-balancing dual LED flash. Around the front, there’s a five-megapixel snapper with a wide-angle lens for group selfies and an extra flash for better performance in low-light conditions.
Other features of the Moto X Flash, which is customizable via the Moto Maker service, include an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, a water-repellant coating, microSD card support and internal storage options of 32GB and 64GB.
Pick the former and you’re looking at an outlay of £499 SIM free. Want the 64GB edition? That’s £534.