Moto X Force: A shatterproof Android phone for outside the U.S.

Consumers around the world will be able to get Motorola's ShatterShield tech with a non-Droid version of the Turbo 2. The Moto X Force arrives next month in Latin America, EMEA and APAC regions.
Written by Kevin Tofel, Contributor

Earlier this week, Verizon introduced what it calls the world's first shatterproof phone with the Droid Turbo 2. What looked like a Verizon exclusive no longer is; at least outside of the U.S. where the rest of the world will get the same phone under the Moto X Force name.

Motorola introduced the Moto X Force handset on Thursday with a short and simple, but poignant video that highlights the five-layer protective display technology. Where the iPhone and another flagship Android phone shatter from a drop, the Moto X Force doesn't.

Aside from the name difference and the dropping of the Droid name -- and that big Verizon logo too -- the Moto X Force appears identical to the Turbo 2.

That means it gets the same 48 battery life, has Quick Charge 2.0 technology with the 25 Watt charger and a 5.4-inch Quad HD screen.

The Force also has a 21 megapixel rear camera, runs on a Snapdragon 810 processor along with 3 GB of memory and will be available with either 32 or 64 GB of internal storage. The phone also supports memory expansion up to 2 TB with a microSD card slot.

Also like the Droid Turbo 2, the Moto X Force will be available for customization through Moto Maker.

Motorola says the Moto X Force is coming in November to Latin America, Europe and the Middle East as well as the Asia Pacific regions. Pricing has not yet been announced

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