Another rugged handset from Motorola has passed through the Chinese telecoms regulator TENAA, which could be the next model in the Defy range. The XT535 looks very similar in style to the Defy Mini that was announced a couple of days ago, though according to the Japanese Blog of Mobile it's going to be a good deal larger: it suggests the phone's dimensions are 115mm x 58mm x 11.9mm. This makes it bigger than both the original Defy and the Defy+, though it's lost a little girth. Other rumored specs include Android 2.3.5, a 480 x 854 FWVGA screen, and a 5-megapixel main camera, all powered by a Qualcomm MSM7227A processor which it suggests is clocked at 800MHz.

Despite the size increase, it's retained some of the key design traits of the Defy brand — chunky flaps seal the micro USB port and headphone socket, and there's the signature locking back for that "life proof" look. There's no word on a release date or availability outside of China, but we'll be on the lookout for more details.