Back in late August, Motorola rumors focused on a new 5.43-inch quad HD handset, one supposedly under development as codename Bounce. It wasn’t long though before we heard a possible commercial name for the handset, as new sources described the phone as the Moto X Force. In the weeks that followed, those Moto X Force rumors evolved into rumors of the Droid Turbo 2, under the expectation that Motorola would be releasing what was essentially the same hardware under those two different names, with the Droid Turbo 2 an exclusive to Verizon in the US, and the Moto X Force coming to other markets around the globe. Earlier this week the Droid Turbo 2 got its launch announcement, but how much longer would we have to wait for the Moto X Force. As it turns out, not long at all, and today Motorola confirms the phone for international release.
The Moto X Force will be sold in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, beginning next month.
Hardware-wise, we’re looking at a phone that’s spec-for-spec the same as the Droid Turbo 2, shatterproof display and all. The only changes you’ll notice are on the radio side: the Moto X Force drops Verizon CDMA and EVDO support while picking up a whole bunch of extra LTE bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 25, 28, and 40, all together.
Motorola has yet to share any pricing figures for the Moto X Force, but we’d expect that info to start emerging market-by-market as we get a little closer to sales opening.