Motorola has announced the launch of two new Android smartphones in India. Aimed at people looking at a mid-range Android smartphone that can also take some mild punishments, the two models announced are the Defy XT and the dual SIM capable Defy Mini.
The Defy XT is more premium amongst the two and sports a 3.7 inch FWVGA display with Gorilla Glass coating – giving it some extra toughness. The phone is powered by a 1Ghz processor supplemented by 512 MB of RAM as well.
The phone gets a 5 megapixel auto focus camera at the rear with flash. For video calling buffs, there is a front VGA camera as well. The Defy XT supports almost all the major radio bands with support for 850/2100 UMTS; 850/900/1800/1900 GSM; GPRS/EDGE Class 12. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread underneath Motorola’s MotoSwitch 2.0 UI. The phone could be updated to Android 4.0 in the future. That however is yet to be confirmed.
The phone supports micro SD card for memory expansion. There is a 2GB Micro SD card included in the box. The phone supports Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/aGPS as well as DLNA. The Motorola Defy XT is also water resistant Dust resistant and has also been awarded the IP67 certification. Powering the phone is a 1650 mAh battery which is good enough to offer 9.5 hours of Talk Time and up to 20 days Standby Time.
As for the Defy Mini, this one gets a smaller 3.2 inch display with HVGA resolution and is powered by a slower 600 Mhz processor supported by 512 MB of RAM. There is a 3 megapixel camera at the rear along with a VGA camera at the front. Apart from these, the features in the Defy Mini are identical to that of the Defy XT. One major difference however is the fact that the Defy Mini gets a dual SIM card slot.
As for the pricing, Motorola has announced that The Defy XT will retail at a price of INR16,190 starting today – while the Defy Mini retail at Rs.11,490 starting June 20.