Moto G Forte Announced, A More Durable Moto G

April 3, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Over the weekend, @evleaks leaked out the Moto G Forte which is a new smartphone from Motorola built off of the success of the Moto G. It’s primarily for South America, at least for now. The specs on the Moto G Forte are the same as in the Moto G, so we’re still looking at a 4.5-inch 720p LCD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 2020mAh battery, and 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. The only real difference here is the more rugged shell that Motorola has put on it. This new shell doesn’t make the device water resistant or dust proof, just merely makes it more rugged to protect you from accidental drops. Which we all have been victims of, whether we are clumsy or have just been bumped into while holding our phone and dropped it.

So far there’s no word on price for the Moto G Forte, but I’d expect it to be right around the Moto G’s pricing, and it’ll probably sell pretty well for Motorola. Additionally, we have no information about it leaving Latin America, so we are unsure whether we’ll see it in the US, Europe and other countries. It’ll be interesting to see if it does. What would be great, however, is if Motorola puts this new rugged shell on the Moto G Forte into their store so those with the Moto G can pick one up for their Moto G and turn it into a Moto G Forte, sounds like a good idea right? And another way for Motorola to bring in some more money, I think. There’s also no pricing announced just yet.

The Moto G Forte is a nice looking device, and I’m sure those in Mexico are going to love it. If you are in Mexico, are you planning on picking put the Moto G Forte?