Motorola Droid Turbo's global version might be launched in Brazil as the Moto Maxx

Yesterday, Motorola pleasantly surprised everyone by announcing what seems to be one of its best smartphones ever (if not the best): the Droid Turbo. Unfortunately, the Turbo is a Verizon exclusive device, so no other US carrier will be able to sell it. But what about the rest of the world? Well, it looks like Motorola will reveal a global variant of the Droid Turbo next month, in Brazil.

Brazilian website Tecnoblog received an invitation to a Motorola event that’s going to take place on November 5. While there’s no word on exactly what’ll be unveiled during the event, the back of a Droid Turbo (with one of its LED flashes) is clearly visible on the invitation. In fact, the invitation uses an image - seen above - that’s already featured on Motorola’s US website.

Tecnoblog has it the global Droid Turbo would be called Moto Maxx (a name for which Motorola has been granted a trademark earlier this year). Even with a different name, the handset will most likely have exactly the same features, including a 5.2-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels, a 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, 20.7 MP rear camera, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB / 64 GB of internal memory, and a beefy 3900 mAh battery.

We don’t know if Motorola is planning to release the Droid Turbo / Moto Maxx in other countries around the world. Hopefully, we’ll find out more about this next month. Until then, for a detailed look at Motorola’s latest and greatest smartphone, check out our Droid Turbo hands-on here.

source: Tecnoblog (translated) via GSM Arena

Related phones

  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3900 mAh



1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Good. They are not wasting too much time. Now hurry up and bring it to Tmo so I can buy it!

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I am going with the Nexus 6. To me the Droid Turbo/Moto Maxx is too small. I am used to phablets & the Nexus 6 is a front facing stereo speakers dream come true to me! If you buy the Brazilian model, it should work on T-Mobile...

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Its already been cleared through the FCC for tmobile. Has been for a while. I love the dual front speakers and so much about the N6... but the size is too much. I dont like feeling the phone so much in mah pocket. lol Either way I definitely need that battery life and quick charge. I have to charge my N4 like 2x a day on average these days.

18. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I had no doubt there would be an international GSM version of the Turbo, but I wonder about that FCC filing. I don't think Verizon would take very well to losing its US exclusivity on the phone. It would be good for Moto, of course, but bad for the Droid brand.

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

VZW has control over the brand name. They cant stop Moto from making some minor adjustment and calling it a different name on a different carrier. With any luck they will get rid of the capacitive buttons or the chin. lol.

27. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yeah, but that photo looks like it's a carbon copy of the Turbo. Unless we're looking at two different GSM models for Brazil/ROW and rest of US. I agree though - if they call it the Moto Maxx, shouldn't it look like, well, a Moto X/G?

11. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

A Brazilian phone is likely to be only a 3G phone in the US, since LTE in Brazil is on band 7 (2600MHz).

13. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

I don't think so. Motorola has a factory in Brazil, where they probably will manufacture the Brazilian version, so it's easy for them to change the chip to one that is 4g compatible

14. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I was answering to the statement at #2 about a Brazilian model being capable of working in TMUS. A Brazilian model is likely to be compatible only with 3G frequencies in the US, assuming that it's a four or five-band UMTS phone. Of course a factory anywhere can make phones to be sold anywhere.

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

These Qaulcomm chips have pretty much every radio in them for worldwide use except some WCDMA frequencies for China. Even then, if it "only" gets Tmobile's 42mb/s HSPA+, i wouldn't complain. You forget, HSPA+ is 4g, not 3g. Most likely whatever is being launched in brazil will be a world phone for everyone. No need to launch separate devices anymore, plenty of phones out now are proof of that.

29. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Regardless, the front end chip bearing the filters and tuners is different for each market. But, yes, if it's launched in Brazil, as a highend phone, it'll probably be the same model as sold in Europe, where the frequencies for 3G and 4G are similar. Yet, not for the N. America, where the frequencies are unlike everywhere else.

19. Furbal unregistered

Aye, please have att lte bands as well -_-

4. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Wow. Thank U moto.

5. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Guys question: what happened to nexus 6 pre-order ? Any one know?

6. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

They are already out of inventory.

7. JakeH

Posts: 89; Member since: May 01, 2014

my prayers have been answered

8. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Wow OMG I didn't even get the chance to order :(

9. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Instabuy for me if I can get it in Singapore.

10. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

That was gonna my first nexus phone.

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Why the international community gets the TURBO? While the greedy Verizon gets it only for themselves?

23. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1259; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Happened earlier with OG RazrMAXX

28. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Because Verizon owns the brand. If the other carriers were to carry non-DROID branded DROIDs, their brand would suffer. It's not greedy, it's basic marketing strategy.

15. caesantos

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

SD card slot?

24. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1259; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Oh, Come on.. If it comes with 64GB storage + OTG support, lack of SD slot will never be a deal breaker for many, imho...

26. caesantos

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Oh really? So it can record movies in 4K and there's no need for a lot of storage space? That's incredible!

16. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

I thought the majority in brazil were budget phones. DROIDs are usually expensive to buy.

17. rbuljo

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

this is my next phone if moto make a international/gsm version.. oh it is the answer to all my needs. perfect phone!...

20. dancorcal

Posts: 39; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Perfect phone. Nothing left to want in this one. Please hurry to ATT. Did not think anything would move me off g3 for next phone, but better size and battery will do it.

25. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Release this with Snapdragon 810 early next year and I'd "upgrade" from my Z3. :P

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