New Motorola phones will be announced on October 27 - shatterproof Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2 likely included

New Motorola phones will be announced on October 27 - shatterproof Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2 likely included
Verizon and Motorola today revealed that they're going to host a Droid-related event on October 27 in New York City.

For now, the two companies aren't providing too many details about the event, but they do say we'll see new Droid devices then. Most probably, Verizon and Motorola will finally announce the rumored Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2.

As previously reported, the Droid Turbo 2 should be a high-end smartphone with a 5.5-inch Quad HD display - a worthy successor to last year's Droid Turbo. The new Turbo should be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, further featuring a 21 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front-facing camera, 3 GB of RAM, a 3760 mAh fast-charging battery, and 32 GB or 64 GB of internal memory.

As for the Droid Maxx 2, this is expected to be Verizon's version of the Motorola X Play, thus sporting a 5.5-inch 1080p display, while being powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor.

In addition to announcing the October 27 event, Verizon is now hosting a Droid Landing webpage that lets users register for updates on the "latest Droid device launches." According to Verizon, "your expectations of a phone will be shattered" once the new Droids arrive. Not long ago, we heard that the Motorola X Force - the global variant of the Droid Turbo 2 - would be a "shatterproof" phone. It looks like Verizon is now indirectly confirming this. But we'll see what happens on October 27.


source: Verizon via Droid-life, Android Central

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13 Comments

1. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Really hung up on either the droid turbo 2 or nexus 6p

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Talk about a case of ftl.

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

6P. Cheaper, stellar camera for low light and you got unlimited years of development. Its a Nexus!

5. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

That size tho ;_;

7. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yeah that's my issue too. But if the Turbo 2 is just as wide, I'm going X Pure and sayonara bloatware and carrier updates.

13. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

I'd go with the 6P unless the Turbo 2 is a vast improvement over the original. I'm salty using the Turbo.

3. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

If this will be G4 size with fingerprintscanner in the moto logo, I'll send my Z5 back lel.

6. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Size of a G4? Possibly... FIngerprint scanner? I highly doubt seeing as the Moto X Style/Pure Edition doesn't have one. I don't think that Motorola would alienate all of the people whom have purchased the Moto X by including a fingerprint scanner on a Droid device. But I also wouldn't think that moto would want to alienate all of the past customers they have had by not giving the 2014 Moto X carrier editions an update to 6.0 marshmallow so I could be wrong on this one also. I look for the Droid Turbo 2 and the Droid Maxx 2 to launch with Android 5.1.1 lollipop installed and when Android 7.0 is released these Droids will see 6.X.X.......

8. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Sounds about right. Carrier unlocked CDMA phones change the game for me. I'm looking at either the 6P or Moto X Pure. Otherwise I would probably be drooling over this Turbo 2.

9. LikeABauss

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Why won't carrier exclusive phones die already? Everyone should be doing what the Moto X Style (Pure Edition) has done.

10. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Because carriers and carrier stores are a form of built-in marketing and advertising. The Droid line would have died off years ago if Verizon hadn't kept pumping ad dollars and retail space into it. And sadly it wouldn't surprise me if the Droids outsell the Moto X Pure, because you have to know where to look for it.

11. Dark-Ice

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

I'm really looking forward to see the Moto X Force, despite the screen size it has almost everything I could wish for on a smartphone, it only lacks removal battery, otherwise it looks pretty good on papers. Well perhaps another con would be the camera, an aspect that Motorola hasn't improved too much in latest phones. Time will tell.

12. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Should have the same solid 21 MP camera as the X Play and X Style. It's not the best, but it is a vast improvement over previous models. Rated higher than the iPhone 6S, lower than the Galaxy S6 by DxOMark.

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