Motorola Defy 2021 rugged phone with military-grade durability, IP68 ratings surface

Motorola is all set to launch a new Defy rugged smartphone in the US soon, and the press shots as well are detailed specifications of the phone have surfaced, thanks to @evleaks. It has similar specifications as the Moto G9, but this has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection, and the screen is usable with wet fingers.

The phone is MIL-STD-810H certified making it resistant to vibration: Category 4, Resistant to humidity and salt mist, Thermal shock: handles low to high temperature differences between-30°C (-22°F) to 75°C (167°F) for up to 30mins. Ingress Protection (IP68): Sand, dust, dirt, water, humidity and salt mist resistant, Waterproof: Up to 1.5m (5ft) for 35 minutes; Dual-sealed housing and Drop-proof: Up to 1.8m (6ft) onto steel; Structurally reinforced PCB; High quality lanyard to reduce drops.

It has a Programmable Key with PTT Mode, physical power and volume (up/down).

Motorola Defy 2021 rumoured specifications

  • Display: 6.5-inch (1600×720 pixels) HD+ LCD Max Vision display with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection, Usable with wet fingers
  • SoC: Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 — up to 2 GHz 4 x Kryo 260 Performance (Cortex A73-based) + Up to 1.8GHz 4 x Kryo 260 Efficiency (Cortex A53-based)
  • RAM: 4GB LPDDR4x
  • Software: Android 10, upgradable to Android 11
  • ROM: 64GB, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
  • Cameras: 48MP primary with f/1.7 aperture + 2MP Macro Vision  Camera with f/2.4 aperture+ 2MP Depth; Night Vision Mode
  • Front Camera: 8MP with f/2.2 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Water and Dust resistance (IP68)
  • MIL-STD-810H certified
  • Dimensions:169.8×78.2×10.9mm
  • Weight:232g
  • Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz|5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C waterproof port
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 20W Turbopower Charging

The Motorola Defy 2021 will come in Black and Forged Green and is expected to be introduced in the US soon.


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