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Exclusive: Moto X Play launching in US as DROID Maxx 2, DROID Turbo 2 will feature ‘unbreakable’ display

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Exclusive: Moto X Play launching in US as DROID Maxx 2, DROID Turbo 2 will feature ‘unbreakable’ display

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You may just virtually listen the collective sigh of Motorola enthusiasts around the US after studying the recently announced Moto X Play — with the bigger 3,650mAh battery — wouldn’t be coming stateside. We’ll admit, it used to be a bit disheartening however we remained sure. This used to be as a result of, prior to the trio of Moto telephones have been ever made professional, a couple of leaks instructed we may well be seeing one or launching in the US, most effective rebranded as Verizon exclusives (it’s higher than not anything).

It made feel. Last yr’s Motorola DROID Turbo for Verizon used to be a “US unique,” however in identify handiest. The software might later release in different portions of the arena as the Motorola Moto Maxx with GSM radio bands. Now, with the Moto X Play officially available just about everywhere but the US, we all know rather a couple of of you have been bummed that you simply couldn’t get your arms on it. But be concerned now not, we’ve a couple of new main points that would brighten your day — smartly, the ones of you on Verizon Wireless besides.

Motorola DROID Maxx 2

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The Moto X Play custom designed in Moto Maker to provide it that Verizon “glance”

Like the rebranded Moto Maxx, it seems like we’ll be seeing one thing equivalent with the Moto X Play who will in finding itself choosing up the Maxx mantle while it formally launches as the Motorola DROID Maxx 2 for Verizon Wireless later this yr. Once once more, we anticipated as so much. Previous leaks classified the X Play as a “DROID” device on more than one occasion, so while Motorola introduced it wouldn’t be arriving in the US, we certainly assumed that it merely intended it used to be going to be a Verizon unique.

Unfortunately, we weren’t supplied with any information about hardware specifications, however we’re anticipating most commonly the similar. We got pricing, which pegs the DROID Maxx 2 simply as reasonably priced as the X Play: $300 immediately up. With Verizon now shifting clear of contracts, this will be an overly engaging purchase for Verizon consumers on the cheap.

Motorola DROID Turbo 2

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Stock symbol of the Moto X Style, even though we’re now not positive what the Turbo 2 will if truth be told appear to be

We’ve additionally discovered that Verizon will proceed the DROID Turbo line that they presented past due final yr. No actual wonder there, @evleaks confirmed this a few weeks back. For this yr’s Motorola DROID Turbo 2, we’re listening to the telephone will be according to the Moto X Style, which you can also keep in mind Motorola mentioning may most effective be launching in the US as the Moto X Pure Edition and bought on-line by the use of Moto Maker. But as somebody is aware of, in the event you actually need a telephone to promote, it’s gotta be to be had in-retailer and what simpler strategy to ensure a telephone’s good fortune than via hanging it at the cabinets of the most important service in the US — Verizon.

While technically ultimate yr’s DROID Turbo used to be very loosely according to the Moto X 2d Gen, it won a bump in many key hardware spaces. Once once more, our source wasn’t in a position to offer any specifics on what Motorola has in thoughts for this yr’s DROID Turbo 2 (4GB of RAM? Snapdragon 820? battery spice up?), however we did capture a glimpse of a metal chassis and wireless charging late last month. We also are listening to one different distinctive hardware feature will be introduced: an unbreakable display. Whether that suggests we will have to expect a extra ruggedized model of the Moto X Style (water resistance, most likely?) or that it will come supplied with a few new type of Gorilla Glass, we’re now not positive. But it’s certainly… fascinating. Ah, we will be able to see all of the drop check movies now.

As a long way as pricing is going, don’t be expecting pricing to be any place close to as reasonably priced as the DROID Maxx 2, with our resources telling us the Turbo 2 will lift the standard $600 price ticket. Launch date continues to be unsure, however the Turbo 2 was recently spotted in Costco’s system so a lunch will have to be across the nook. The original DROID Turbo launched on October 30th, so we’re anticipating identical release timing for the brand new type.


Before we move, we will have to word that we have been in a position to corroborate this knowledge with a couple of of resources who've confirmed dependable in the previous, so we felt assured sufficient to publish them for you men right here. Like virtually once a year ahead of it, the ones ready to improve getting old units have various choices in 2015, and not using a transparent simple solution as to the place their cash will have to be spent. Seems Verizon Wireless may just as soon as once more be getting the most productive of the most productive.


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