Motorola Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2 both coming soon?

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2 both coming soon?
Rumors about a new Motorola Droid for Verizon have been around for quite a while now, but we still don't know exactly when the handset should be announced. In any case, according to @evleaks, the new smartphone is expected to be called Droid Turbo 2 - no surprises here.

@evleaks has it that, in addition to a Droid Turbo 2, Motorola is also readying a Moto Droid Maxx 2 (also for Verizon), which should be the successor to 2013's Droid Maxx.

Unfortunately, there's no word on what will differentiate the two new handsets. However, while the Droid Turbo 2 should be a high-end smartphone (just like the first Droid Turbo), the Droid Maxx 2 could be a mid-range device. This is just an assumption, though, so things may be different in reality.

Not long ago, we saw a leaked back panel that reportedly belongs to a new Moto Droid, but it's not clear if that's the Droid Turbo 2, or the Droid Maxx 2. Hopefully, Motorola and Verizon will soon shed light on the matter.

source: @evleaks (Twitter)



1. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

I think the Droid Maxx 2 = Moto X Play.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm guessing the Turbo will once again get the preferential treatment while the Moto X is just another after thought. Typical Motorola behavior.

7. jmill75

Posts: 122; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

You mean because there is a contract between Moto and Verizon. Im sure this is one of the main reasons Moto has stayed a float all this time. Makes since they would push this device.

8. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I think you got that backwards. The Moto X got 5.0 and 5.1 way before the Turbo got off KitKat.

17. HtcOneM89

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

Actually, the Turbo and the 2nd gen Moto X got Android 5.1 at almost the exact same time on Verizon.

11. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Right, typical Verizon behavior. Stores all but ignored the Moto X in 2013 and 2014, even though it's a more elegant design IMO. Still pushing the exclusive Droid line while the rest of the industry has moved on.

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Hope the droid tow keeps the 3900 mah battery

4. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

Does that mean the UK would get the Maxx?

5. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Motorola should exploit Samsung's sealing of the battery in their latest flagships. Could only help as no Moto phones have sold like hotcakes in recent memory. And don't want to hear that "can't be done with a "pretty" phone (original RAZR as case in point).

6. CtK4949

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Moto X Pure Edition = updates!! verizon droid anything = meh, what are updates??

9. TournaFlyer

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 20, 2014

If it's the 5.7" WITH wireless charging, I'm in!

10. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Hopefully the SD 820 will be ready. The SD 808 may be fine but it doesn't scream flagship.

12. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I can't help seeing the use of the 808 by both LG and Motorola in their flagships (yes, the X Style is a flagship) as another indictment of the 810. Motorola doesn't mess with unstable SoCs (since the Bionic debacle at least.) But I guess we'll see what they put in these Droids.

14. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009


15. wesley.

Posts: 212; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

More likely the Maxx is the international version of the Turbo, like in past editions.

16. MobileNico

Posts: 95; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Hopefully the Droid has a similarly huge battery to its predecessor, and hopefully they ditched the capacitive keys this time around. It'll still launch with 5.1.1 and not get Android M until 8 month after everyone else.

18. HtcOneM89

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

You don't know that. The only reason it took Motorola and Verizon so long to update the Turbo from KitKat to Android 5.1 Lollipop is because they wanted to make sure it worked since Lollipop is known to be an unstable OS. Now that the Turbo has 5.1 and the new Droids will have 5.1.1, the updates will come faster.

19. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

You think so, but the update still had some issues soo...

20. HtcOneM89

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

Did you not get the maintenance up date that fixed said issues?

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