[Exclusive] Motorola Defy series relaunch on the cards, could bring back phones with rugged design

  • Motorola Defy could launch in markets outside India.
  • The phone has already been leaked on Google Play Console and Geekbench.
  • Key specs, according to the leaks, include an HD+ display, Snapdragon 662 SoC, 4GB RAM, and Android 10.

How many of you still remember the Motorola Defy? It was launched in 2010 and was the world’s first Android smartphone that was dustproof and water-resistant. Almost a decade later, Motorola seems to be ready to revive the Motorola Defy moniker. Recently, an unannounced smartphone from Motorola codenamed Motorola Athena was spotted on the Google Play Console and Geekbench. As it turned out, the marketing name of the smartphone could be Motorola Defy. However, that is about it. There has been no other leak of Motorola Defy so far. Well, that changes today as we now have some information regarding the Motorola Defy launch.

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Motorola Defy set to launch in international markets

Industry insider Ishan Agarwal has informed us that Motorola could soon launch the Motorola Defy series. It means that there could be more than one Motorola Defy smartphone. According to him, the Motorola Defy could launch in markets outside India. That’s a bummer for Motorola fans in the country. He, however, has not specifically mentioned in which markets Motorola plans to launch the Defy range of smartphones. Considering that leaks from Ishan have been mostly accurate in the past, we think it is safe to believe that the Motorola Defy series is on the way.

Motorola Defy specifications (expected)

Motorola Defy

The listing of Motorola Defy (Athena) on the Google Play Console suggests that the smartphone will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and the Android 10 operating system. According to the listing, the phone will have a display with HD+ resolution. The Geekbench listing of the Motorola Defy confirms the processor model, RAM capacity, and the OS version that was listed on the Google Play Console. Going by these specifications, it looks like the Motorola Defy will be a mid-range smartphone.


Considering that the first generation Motorola Defy had a rugged design, it is possible that the upcoming Motorola Defy could also feature a dustproof and water-resistant design and bring with a rugged build that can withstand accidental drops. That being said, it is just our speculation. Hopefully, we will know more about Motorola Defy as it appears on more certifications and benchmarking platforms.

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