Unannounced Motorola Droid Maxx 2 mentioned by Google, could be released soon

Unannounced Motorola Droid Maxx 2 mentioned by Google, could be released soon
Google has seemingly confirmed the fact that the unannounced Motorola Droid Maxx 2 is nothing else but a re-branded Moto X Play (a handset that's been available since August in various markets outside the US).

On a list of devices optimized for Android Screen casting, Google is showing that the "Droid Maxx 2 (Verizon)" and the "Moto X Play (rest of the world)" are one and the same phone. Of course, this doesn't tell us anything about the launch of the Droid Maxx 2, though we expect Verizon and Motorola to officially announce and release the smartphone in the near future.

Just like the Moto X Play, the Droid Maxx 2 should be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, sporting a 5.5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels. The handset will be pretty thick (10.9 mm), but that's partially because it's going to come with a generous 3630 mAh battery. Other features should include a 21 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of expandable storage space. At launch, the Droid Maxx 2 will likely run Android Lollipop, but an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow shouldn't be far off.

As previously reported, Verizon might plan to release a Droid Turbo 2 alongside the Droid Maxx 2.


source: Google via Phandroid

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9 Comments

1. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

The Moto X Pure should have the same battery size.

4. murron

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Seriously! The pure is taller, wider and thicker (at the thickest point.) Maybe the x pure has less space for a battery though because I think it's more curvy than the X Play

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Yeap. But the play doesn't have turbo charging... Tit for tat :( Turbo 2 is basically the american release of x play

6. carlemillward unregistered

Wrong, Maxx 2 is X play. Turbo 2 is Moto Bounce/Force, a 5.4 inch QHD Snapdragon 810 smartphone.

2. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Eesh. Not a fan; its big, midrange, and ugly. C'mon moto.

3. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

I agree. I have the Droid Turbo, which is by no means a pretty phone, but this is even uglier.

8. boltman

Posts: 24; Member since: May 15, 2015

They should do a cross between the SLVR L7 and the Moto Rokr E8. Illuminated moto logo on the back with different colors for different notifications, no carrier logos and no branding on the front. Keep it simple but at the same time sexy and a home button. Stop with these ugly looking kiddie designs and keep it minimal. A new UI wouldn't kill them even if it's just updated icons with a bunch of new features (even steal some from apple and samsung). Optimize their hardware and software to work with each as much as possible or just take a look at what Apple has done with their A9. Maybe I'm just asking for too much though

9. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Exactly! They have designed the best looking phones in my opinion. Until now.

7. cappy718

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

And PAs moto x pure edition 2015 review is where? The phone came out before the iPhone 6s...this is ridiculous...

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