Motorola could be working on a rugged Moto X

Could the Moto Bounce be the tougher Moto X the world needs?

Considering how expensive they are, today's high end phones aren't generally built to survive rough treatment. Your iPhone 6 will happily have its screen shatter or lovely aluminium body get dented when you knock it off your bedside table in the night, while your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ won't look anything like as stunning after it's slipped from your fingers and caught the edge of a paving stone.

So we're happy to hear that Motorola appears to be making a tough, ruggedised edition of its new Moto X smartphone, apparently called the Moto Bounce. Because, y'know, if you drop it, it'll merely bounce rather than shatter into a million heart-breaking pieces.

The Moto Bounce will be allegedly be fitted with shatter-proof glass, and leaked images show the same rear camera module as the Moto X Style. Specifications of the phone aren’t that far off either: 5.43in QHD display, 64GB of storage, 3GB of RAM, a 21MP main camera, a 3760mAh battery and a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core 810 to run everything.

The phone will be pitched against similarly durable competitors like Caterpillar’s military-grade Cat S40, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Active and Sony’s Xperia Z5. More details will likely be forthcoming soon, as Motorola is reportedly planning to unveil the device in December.                                                              

[Source: Upleaks Twitter via DigitalTrends]