Motorola “Bounce” may launch as Moto X Force, with new render incoming


With the launch of the new Moto 360 models, including the Moto 360 Sport, we’ve certainly had our fill of official Motorola news today, but heading out into rumor territory brings us even more interesting new developments. A couple days back we got to check out the render of a phone that had more than a passing resemblance to the Moto X Play, though with a few obvious external changes, as well as some more capable-sounding specs. At the time we heard this hardware referred to by the codename Bounce, and today we pick up not just a new render to look at, but a possible launch name: the Moto X Force.

This new look generally aligns with the last once, and while the black front panel makes it more difficult to work out sensor placement, the front camera is back in the same location, and there’s that same curious black bar below the screen. Here we see that bar joined by a matching one on the other side of the handset, making us wonder if it’s some odd take on a speaker/mic.

We also get to see the presence of a front-facing flash, just like on the Moto X Style, further reinforcing our feeling that this device comes off as a bit of a Style/Play hybrid. For the moment, though, that’s all we’ve got, leaving us with important questions about just where Motorola intends to sell this phone. Last we heard, a release could be in store for December.

Source: upleaks (Twitter)

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!