Motorola are set to launch two new mid-range handsets for spring 2012 in Greater China, Europe and Latin America, the Motorola MOTOLUXE and Motorola DEFY MINI. The MOTOLUXE is a slim 4-inch touchscreen device targeting the masses while the Motorola DEFY MINI is a dustproof, water-resistant little brother to the Defy+.
The MOTOLUXE itself will arrive with a 4-inch WVGA display and offers an 8-megapixel autofocus camera to boot. There’s also a lanyard slot that has a lighting effect. So you can see when you’ve missed a call, received a text or have an email waiting for you.
Boasting Motorola’s MotoSwitch UI, Motorola claim to have created a solution that enables your smartphone to learn who you talk to and which apps you use, pushing this content to the front of your user experience.
This extends to social networking, with the Social Graph feature giving you fast access to the people you regularly communicate with learning who’s most important to you. The more frequently you communicate with someone, the bigger their icon becomes.
The Activity Graph gives you quick and easy access to your favourite apps, automatically changing to reflect the apps you use the most.
With an 800MHz processor front-facing VGA camera for video chat and a 1400 mAh battery for up to 6.5 hours of talk time, 19 days of standby time, remaining specs are pretty mediocre to standard, so we’re expecting the Motorola MOTOLUXE to be more affordable than most 4-inchers on the market.
Motorola DEFY MINI
Water-resistant, dust-proof and with a scratch resistant with a 320 x 480 pixel Gorilla Glass display, Motorola’s DEFY MINI takes inspiration from the Motorola DEFY and DEFY+. However with a 3.2-inch touchscreen comes in at a considerably smaller size and goes head to head with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Active.
With a 3MP rear-facing camera with flash, front-facing VGA camera and 600MHz processor, imaging and speed will be relatively secondary on the DEFY MINI, however cool features like the “Instrument Dashboard” will make this rugged phone more finger friendly come mid hike / trek / run / dunk. On top of that, the 1650 mAh battery should offer a stonking 10 hours of talk time, 21 days of standby time.
Both handsets will be demonstrated at CES next week, so if you want to see some hands on with Motorola’s new suave and sturdy devices, tune in for full coverage of the event.
Source: Motorola Press Office