motorola defy 2 rugged phone with 6.6″ FHD+ 120Hz display, satellite connectivity and defy satellite link announced

Bullitt Group, a British mobile phone manufacturer, and Motorola Mobility, a Lenovo company, have released two new devices in the Motorola Defy range.

The Motorola Defy 2 is a rugged smartphone, while the Motorola Defy Satellite Link is a Bluetooth device that provides satellite connectivity to any smartphone.

Motorola Defy 2

The Motorola Defy 2 offers satellite connectivity and 5G, combined with a highly robust design. It is designed to survive drops and falls, and has been tested to heights of 1.8 meters and subjected to repeated drops onto a steel plate.

It is dust, sand, dirt and waterproof, with IP68 and IP69K ratings, and has passed Mil-Spec 810H tests for high and low temperature extremes, humid environments, salt mist conditions, vibration and tumble tests.

The Motorola Defy 2 is hygienic, able to be cleaned and sanitized with soap and water or alcohol wipes. It includes Bullitt’s Hygiene+ technology, with all external surfaces manufactured with materials blended with antimicrobial, antibacterial additives.

The Motorola Defy 2 is a robust, slim and pocketable device that features a large 6.6” FHD+ display, with a 20:9 aspect ratio and up to 120Hz refresh rate. It is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 930 octa-core 2.2GHz processor, with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage, that is expandable with MicroSD cards.

It packs a large 5000mAh battery, with up to 2 days of power and support for 15W fast-charging and Qi wireless charging. The phone comes with a triple camera array (50MP main sensor, 8MP ultrawide sensor, 2MP macro sensor) at the rear 8MP front facing camera. The Motorola Def runs on Android 12 and will receive two OS updates, as well as 5 years of security patches.

Quick specifications: motorola defy 2
  • Hygiene+ technology by Bullitt
  • 6.6″ FHD+ 120Hz display with 20:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Military-grade Mil-Spec 810H durability with IP68 and IP69K ingress protection
  • MediaTek’s Dimensity 930 octa-core 2.2GHz processor
  • 5000mAh Battery with 15W charging and Qi wireless charging
  • Camera: 50MP + 8MP (Ultra-Wide) + 2MP (macro); Front: 8MP
  • 128GB of storage – expandable with MicroSD cards
  • MediaTek Bullitt and 3GPP NTN Technology
  • Bullitt Satellite Messenger service
  • Android 12 with 2 OS updates and 5 years of security patches
Motorola Defy Satellite Link

This robust Bluetooth accessory offers Bullitt Satellite Connectivity and is packed with features. It has a handy attachment loop that allows any Android or iOS device to utilize the full functionality of the application, including two-way messaging, location sharing and SOS assistance.

Plus, it has passed Mil-Spec 810H testing and is waterproof and dustproof with an IP68 rating. The design also includes physical SOS and location ‘Check In’ buttons and a 600mAh battery for multiple days of use. With the power of satellite connectivity, the Motorola Defy Satellite Link ensures peace of mind wherever you go.

The motorola defy range will use the first 3GPP standards-based satellite NTN (direct-to-device) service, providing affordable and continuous coverage internationally over existing, well-established infrastructure. This technology allows customers to message over satellite, as long as they have a clear view of the sky.

The device will connect to any smartphone, and messages sent or received over satellite will be deducted from the satellite messaging subscriber’s plan with no cost. Additionally, all plans include SOS Assist, with 24/7 access to emergency response centers provided by FocusPoint International.

Quick specifications: Motorola Defy Satellite Link
  • Compact and lightweight Bluetooth accessory
  • Compatible with iOS 14 or later, Android 10 or later.
  • Bullitt Satellite Messenger app for true two-way messaging, location sharing and SOS assistance
  • Mil-Spec 810H tested, waterproof and dustproof with IP68 rating
  • 600mAh battery
  • Design includes physical SOS and location ‘Check In’ button
  • Powered by MediaTek Bullitt and 3GPP NTN Technology
Pricing and availability

The Motorola Defy 2 will be available from Q2 2023 from selected operators across North America, Latin America and Canada, priced from US$599 (Rs. 49,549 approx.) including 12 months of SOS Assist.

The Motorola Defy Satellite Link will be available from April 2023 across international retailers. The device alone is priced from US$99 (Rs. 8,190 approx.).

A bundle with 12 months subscription to the Essentials Messaging Service Plan (up to 30 two-way messages per month and SOS Assist) will start at US$149 (Rs. 12,325).

Motorola Defy 2 Demonstrations at MWC 2023

The Motorola Defy Satellite Link is available for hands-on demonstrations at the following locations:

  • Showstoppers at MWC23, Sunday, 26 February, 4-7pm, Maritime Museum
  • Bullitt Stand, Hall 7, Stand B50
  • Lenovo Stand in Hall 3, Stand 3N30
  • MediaTek in Hall 3, Stand 3D10

Speaking on the announcement, Dave Carroll, Vice President of Strategic Brand Partnerships at Motorola, said,

The defy range of rugged devices have broad appeal, from outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers to consumers who just want an ultra-durable phone.

Adding assured connectivity with two-way satellite messaging broadens the appeal of the motorola defy 2 to anyone who finds themselves outside of traditional messaging coverage. We look forward to bringing the motorola defy 2 to a new segment of mobile phone users in the coming months.

Dave Floyd, Co-Founder at Bullitt, said,

We are delighted to be working with Motorola to bring another innovative solution to the defy range. Adding satellite connectivity to the defy 2 smartphone will give our core customers improved peace of mind, while the motorola defy satellite link, combined with the Bullitt Satellite Messenger service, brings accessible and affordable satellite messaging to everybody’s current smartphone.

This is the definition of democratizing satellite communications and ensures customers are able to be in constant communication whenever they need it.