Motorola has broken the last shackle restraining the Moto X Force’s availability, allowing the phone to be sold via offline stores in India. This new development comes just a few weeks after the phone was launched in the country.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, given Motorola had announced a shift in strategy for its phones last year to push them from Flipkart-exclusive models to wider availability. Even the Moto G (3rd Gen) made the leap to Amazon earlier this month. As for the Moto X Force, the handset will now be sold in 400 retail outlets across 15 cities.
These stores include the likes of Vijay Sales, Poorvika, Croma and Spice Hotspot. The Motorola device is additionally set to be offered with EMI options on a few bank cards to entice potential buyers. The smartphone is certainly a pricey proposition with a starting cost of Rs 49999 for the 32GB variant and going up to Rs 53999 for the 64GB one.
A rapid recap of the main specs of the Motorola Moto X Force:
– OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
– Display: 5.4-inch AMOLED, 2560 x 1440 pixels
– Memory: 32GB/64GB, expandable till 2TB
– RAM: 3GB
– Processor: octa-core 2GHz Snapdragon 810
– GPU: Adreno 430
– Battery: 3760mAh
– Cameras: 21MP rear, 5MP front
– Size: 149.8 x 78 x 7.6mm
– Weight: 169g
– Connectivity: 4G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fiac, A-GPS, NFC, microUSB 2.0
Consumers will be paying top dollar for the main attraction of the Moto X Force, its ShatterShield display. The manufacturer claims it has fortified the phone with 5 unique layers to prevent the screen from breaking into pieces even if it’s dropped on concrete at a great height. The handset also comes with a 4-year warranty, as a mark of the company’s confidence.