Motorola ‘Life Proof Smartphone’ Defy+ Announced

Motorola has just announced the successor to its popular mid-range Android phone Defy, the Motorola Defy+. Like the original Defy, the Defy+ is also capable of surviving the harshest of weather conditions. The handset is dubbed as a ‘Life proof smartphone’ by Motorola, and is dust proof, water resistant and scratch resistant.

The Defy+ sports the same 3.7-inch screen with FWVGA (480×854) resolution as its ¬†predecessor. The handset is powered by a 1GHz OMAP processor, and packs 512MB of RAM. There is also 2GB of on-board memory, along with a microSD card slot with a 2GB card pre-loaded.

Other key features of the Defy+ include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS with A-GPS, FM Radio with RDS and a 3.5mm audio jack. The usual array of sensors are also on-board.

The back of the handset houses a 5MP camera with Auto focus and a LED flash, for  assisting  low-light photography. The Defy+ will run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with the dreaded MotoBLUR UI on top of it. A beefy 1700mAh battery powers the handset, which is capable of providing a stand-by time of up to 16 days on 3G.

The Motorola Defy+ will hit the retail stores of Asia, Europe and Latin America in early fall.

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