Motorola Moto X Force shows up on SIRIM, yet no launches forthcoming

Yet another Motorola phone that will take its own sweet time to arrive

While other flagship phones have swiftly come to Malaysian shores, including the Huawei Nexus 6P, Motorola's been silent. You wouldn't have thought that'd be the case, judging from all the Motorola models that have passed SIRIM certification.

The latest Motorola model to tease us with a non-appearance is the Moto X Force. With a 5.4-inch QHD resolution screen that promises to be shatterproof, this is one rugged but expensive phone. Apparently it's priced around the same as a Samsung S6. It comes with 2GHz octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32/64GB of flash storage, microSD support and a 3,760mAh battery.

Usually SIRIM certification is a sure bet a phone launch is imminent, but Motorola hasn't given any indication that it intends to launch any model here. Even official distributor Brightstar has been promoting other phones and models on its Facebook page, without a mention of Motorola anywhere.

The most likely cause is with Lenovo folding its mobile phone division into Motorola's soon, it's more intent on pushing Lenovo mobiles here seeing the massive amount of promotion Lenovo's been doing with its own-branded phones. Motorola also has a track record of launching its phones very, very late into the Malaysian market so perhaps we can expect all the SIRIM-certified year.

[Source: Lowyat]