Motorola to bring 'shatterproof' technology to 2016 flagships

While we reported last week that Apple has filed a patent for built-in screen-based shock absorbers – which we could potentially see in future iPhones – Motorola has been quick to announce plans to bring shatterproof technology to future flagships.
Tuesday saw Motorola unveil the Droid Turbo 2 – a new smartphone which will be exclusive to Verizon users in the US. What makes the Droid Turbo 2 remarkable is Motorola’s new technology – dubbed Moto Shattershield – which protects the device’s display during drops and impacts.
While the Droid Turbo 2 might solely be for the benefit of a lucky few in the US, the technology behind Moto Shattershield is not.

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The Droid Turbo 2, exclusive to Verizon in the US.

Motorola’s President, Rick Osterloh, has confirmed that the company plans to bring Shattershield to other devices. However, the high cost of producing the feature will mean that it will only appear on the firm’s higher end flagship smartphones.
While the Droid Turbo 2 is aimed at generating brand appeal for both potential Motorola and Verizon customers, Motorola hopes that Shattershield will address a common woe amongst smartphone users; shattered and cracked screens.
While declining to comment on Motorola’s future products, Osterloh did acknowledge that the next smartphone to feature Shattershield technology won’t appear until next year. With the company’s latest flagships smartphones – the Moto X Style and Play – having been released in July, all indications point to Motorola’s next crop of premium smartphones arriving with Shattershield technology.
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