Motorola may launch new Droid Maxx and Droid Mini handsets powered by Snapdragon 801 processors
Several hours after we reported about a possible next-generation Motorola Moto G
, we now have info on other two upcoming smartphones made by Motorola.
According to @evleaks, the company is allegedly preparing to introduce new Droid Maxx and Droid Mini models. Reportedly, the former is codenamed Abbagoochie, while the latter is known as Valocia. An “abbagoochie” is a fierce mythical creature - thus not real - while the name “valocia” doesn’t ring any bells. Anyway, @evleaks says that both upcoming handsets are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processors, so they might be high-end devices. Unfortunately, other details aren’t known at the moment.
Both the original Droid Maxx
(pictured above) and Droid Mini
were introduced about a year ago - so the timing seems right for Motorola to launch new models. Needless to say, if the new handsets indeed exists and get to be released, they’ll be exclusively available via Verizon in the US, just like all previous Droids. Of course, that doesn’t mean that Motorola can’t launch similar devices (under different names) via other carriers, or in other markets.