Moto G Forte: a ruggedised Moto G?

Moto G Forte: a ruggedised Moto G?The Moto G, somewhat surprisingly (considering it’s made by Motorola), remains one of the most beloved handsets on the market at present, largely thanks to the wallet-friendly price tag.

One of the few criticisms that could be leveled at the Moto G pertains to durability, but the US manufacturer looks set to address that shortly with something called the Moto G Forte.

Credit here goes to @evleaks, who tweets: “Motorola Moto G Forte, llegará a Latinoamérica con durabilidad mejorada.” Huh?

Popping that into Google Translate, we’re told: “Motorola Moto G Forte will arrive in Latin America with improved durability.” Ok, that makes a little more sense.

That durabilidad (or “durability, if you prefer) could include resistance to dust and water, a bit like the Motorola Defy, which was announced waaaay back in 2010.

In the picture posted by @evleaks (see above), the Moto G Forte certainly looks a tad chunkier than the base model.

Otherwise, we expect the internals to remain largely the same, so Moto G Forte specs may include something like a 4.5in 720p display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 5MP rear camera.

There’s no word on a Moto G Forte release date or availability outside Latin America just yet.

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 31, 2014 at 13:05

For real? Well, I don't see how you can 'ruggedize' a phone with a 4-in+ screen.
Maybe we'll see the miracle of sapphire glass or what-not one day, but right now? Gorilla Glass 2 or 3: it breaks. Cracks.

spruceyb  Mar. 31, 2014 at 21:41

I hope it's true, make a great Christmas present for my dad.


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