DROID Turbo officially announced, may launch as Moto Maxx globally
Verizon has just officially announced its exclusive Motorola smartphone, the DROID Turbo.
The DROID Turbo has been a highly anticipated device in the Motorola fandom and with its official announcement, we can see why. This device is a beast in the specifications department. A 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM and a choice of 32GB or 64Gb internal storage makes it worthy of the name turbo. Graphics will be visualized beautifully thanks to the Adreno 420 GPU and a 5.2-inch Quad HD AMOLED display with 2560×1440 pixels resolution. The cameras are impressive as well, with a 21MP rear shooter and 2MP front shooter. It will run Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box with a Lollipop update “in the next months”.
Another important feature of this device is the behemoth of a battery, a staggering 3900 mAh capacity that both Motorola and Verizon guarantee will last for two days of full usage. What’s more is that thanks to Motorala’s Turbo Charging technology, the DROID Turbo can hold eight hours of charge in 15 minutes of charging.
Motorola has decided to bring an aggressive design to the DROID Turbo and supplemented it with robust materials. The device is available in either a metal-coated fiberglass body (red or black) or a black military-grade ballistic nylon, both imitating the appearance of Kevlar. The DROID Turbo is now retailing in the US by Verizon for $199 for the 32GB variant and $249 for the 64GB variant.
Unfortunately, the DROID Turbo is currently only available in the US courtesy of Verizon so fans of the device outside of the country would not be able to get one. However, Tecnoblog received a Motorola invitation regarding the launch of a new device in Brazil dubbed the Moto Maxx as reported by TechnoBuffalo. The leaked device was shown having the same ballistic nylon body of the DROID Turbo. GSMArena then released the specifications of the device, which matched the specifications of the DROID Turbo. So far, the Moto Maxx is only available in Brazil and as reported on Android Authority, a Motorola tweet said that Europe will not be receiving the device altogether.
The signs do not bode well for us who want to get the Moto Maxx outside the US and Brazil, but we do hope Motorola will have a change of heart and roll it out globally. We’ve already got word from Motorola France’s twitter that the Moto Maxx will not be heading to Europe anytime soon. The tweet was in French and has since been removed.