Motorola Defy 2 with Satellite Messaging, Defy Satellite Link accessory launched: Price, specs

Motorola Defy 2 with Satellite Messaging, Defy Satellite Link accessory launched: Price, specs

Motorola Defy 2 with Satellite Messaging, Defy Satellite Link accessory launched: Price, specs

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Motorola Defy 2, a new rugged smartphone with satellite messaging capabilities, was unveiled by the Bullitt Group in partnership with Motorola ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023. The smartphone, which will be sold in North America, Canada and in Latin America, provides access to two-way satellite messaging that is delivered to recipients as SMS messages. It also offers support for 5G connectivity. The company has also launched a new Bluetooth-connected Motorola Defy satellite link device that works with recent iOS and Android smartphones.


Motorola Defy 2 is priced at $599 (around Rs 49,600) and the handset will be available for purchase in North America, Latin America and Canada from Q3 2023. Buyers will also get access to 12 months of SOS support, depending on the company. The SOS Assist feature provides customers with round-the-clock access to FocusPoint International’s emergency response centers for one year, while messaging plans will start at $4.99 (about Rs. 400) per month.

On the other hand, Motorola Defy Satellite Link priced at $99 (approximately Rs. 8,200) will be sold at international retailers from April 2023. Customers can purchase a 12-month Essentials Messaging subscription plan which includes 30 two-way messages and SOS Assist. which is priced at $149 (about Rs.12,400).

Motorola Defy 2 specs and features

The Motorola Defy 2 runs on Android 12 out of the box and will receive updates for Android 13 and Android 14 along with five years of security patches, according to the company. The handset sports a 6.6-inch Full HD+ display with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 930 SoC, paired with 6GB of RAM.

It sports a triple-camera setup, comprising a 50-megapixel main sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. It also has an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies and video chats.

The new Motorola Defy 2 has 128GB of built-in storage which can be expanded via a MicroSD card slot. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, 5G, 4G, Bluetooth, and satellite connectivity. It packs a 5,000mAh battery with support for 15W charging and Qi wireless charging. The handset has IP68 and IP69K ratings and is Mil-Spec 810H certified, according to the company.

According to the company, the Motorola Defy Satellite Link is a Bluetooth accessory that connects to a smartphone running Android 10 and iOS 14 or later. A handset linked to the device can access the Bullitt Satellite Messenger service to access two-way satellite messaging, location sharing and SOS Assist.

Motorola Defy satellite link
Photo credit: Bullitt Group

In addition to providing a hotspot for satellite connectivity, the Motorola Defy Satellite Link Accessory will feature “Check In” emergency/SOS and locator buttons that will work even when not connected to the user’s handset.

Connectivity options on the device include Bluetooth 5.1 and independent GPS support. The device measures 70x50x11mm and weighs 70g. It is powered by a 600 mAh battery and can be recharged via a USB Type-C port.

Like the Motorola Defy 2 smartphone, the satellite link accessory is Mil-Spec 810H certified and has an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. It packs a 600mAh battery that’s supposed to offer “several days” of use.

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