Motorola MOTOLUXE and DEFY MINI target tight-walleted Android lovers

Chris Davies - Jan 5, 2012, 11:23am CST
Motorola MOTOLUXE and DEFY MINI target tight-walleted Android lovers

Motorola has unveiled a pair of new Android smartphones, the Motorola MOTOLUXE and Motorola DEFY MINI, headed to Europe, Latin America and Greater China in the spring. The MOTOLUXE packs a 4-inch 854 x 480 touchscreen, 800MHz processor running Android 2.3.7, dualband UMTS and an 8-megapixel camera, while the DEFY MINI has a smaller, 3.2-inch 480 x 320 display, 600MHz processor and a mere 3-megapixel camera, but is wrapped up in a ruggedized casing with Gorilla Glass fascia.

The MOTOLUXE measures in at 117.7 x 60.5 x 9.85 mm and 123.6g, with a 1400 mAh battery, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi b/g/n, GPS and an FM radio. There’s also a VGA front-facing camera, 512MB of RAM and 1GB of ROM.

The DEFY MINI is a smaller 109 x 58.5 x 12.55 mm and 107g, but accommodates a larger 1650 mAh battery along with Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi b/g/n (with WiFi Direct support) and an FM radio. It too has a VGA front-facing camera, dual-band HSDPA and quadband EDGE.

Each phone is already available in China as the XT615 (MOTOLUXE) and the XT320 (DEFY MINI), but they’ll arrive in Europe and Latin America (and, in the case of the MOTOLUXE, Greater China) from February. No word on pricing at this stage, beyond the promise that they’re “budget-friendly.”

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