Motorola in collaboration with Verizon Wireless launched a new line of Droid Turbo and Maxx series in US on Tuesday (27 October).
Motorola Droid Turbo 2:
Going by the specifications list of the new Motorola phone, it appears to be a sort of Moto X Style on steroids. It boasts ballistic Nylon (Kevlar) shell (in the base model), which is used in bullet-proof vest. Under the hood, it houses powerful Snapdragon 810 series Octa-core in addition to company's proprietary Mobile computing system comprising natural language processor, contextual computing processor, 600 MHz Adreno 430 graphics engine backed by 3GB RAM and 32GB/64GB inbuilt memory.
It also houses a high capacity 3760 mAh battery, which can keep the phone running for close to 48 hours of talk time. The phone also features Turbo Power technology, where in the phone can get 13 hours of power for just 15 minutes of charging.
The key aspect of Droid Turbo 2 is its display. It boasts 5.4-inch QHD (2560x1440p) shatterproof screen, which is said to be the most durable display protective gear in the smartphone industry.
"Our exclusive Moto ShatterShield display technology is an integrated system consisting of five layers designed from materials that absorb shock from impact and are guaranteed not to shatter," said Motorola.
Watch the official video detailing the shatter-proof screen development process:
Droid Maxx 2:
Droid Maxx 2 is a Verizon version of the global variant Moto X Play. It features identical features as seen in the former model.
Like Droid Turbo 2, the mid-range phone also comes with high-capacity battery. It houses a 3630 mAh battery that is capable of running the phone for close to 48 hours under mixed usage. It also boasts Turbo-charging, which lets the battery get supercharged within 15 minutes and runs the phone for close to 8 hours.
Other stipulated features include 5.5-inch full HD display, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS, Snapdragon 615 Octa-core processor (with Motorola computing system), Adreno 405 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB memory, 21MP camera on the rear-side and a 5MP snapper on the front.
Motorola-Verizon Droid Turbo 2 and Maxx 2 release and price details:
The company has confirmed that Droid Turbo 2 and Maxx 2 will hit stores in USA (online and physical) on 29 October for $624 (â‚¬565/Rs. 40,607) and $384 (â‚¬348/Rs. 24,989).
Key specifications of Motorola-Verizon Droid Turbo 2:
|Models||Droid Turbo 2||Droid Maxx 2 (model number: XT1565: VZW)|
|Display||5.4-inch QHD (2560x1440p) TFT LCD screen with shatter shield
||5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shield
|OS||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS (Android 6.0 Marshmallow guaranteed)||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS|
|Processor||Motorola Mobile Computing System including a 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 with Octa-core CPU, Natural Language Processor, and Contextual Computing Processor||Motorola Mobile Computing System including 1.7GHz QualcommSnapdragon 615 Octa-core CPU, Natural Language Processor, Contextual Computing Processor|
|GPU||600 MHz Adreno 430||550 MHz Adreno 405 GPU|
|Storage capacity||32GB/64GB (expandable up to 2TB)||16GB, expandable up to 128GB|
||3630 mAh can power the phone for close to 48 hours under mixed usage.
|Network||4G-LTE (Cat 6.) up to 300mbps download speed||4G-LTE|
|Add-ons||Moto Maker options, Water-repellant nano coating, Nano-SIM slot, Bluetooth v4.1 LE, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO), front facing stereo speakers with Smartboost, NFC (Near Field Communication), micro-USB, GPS||Water-repellant nano coating, Nano-SIM slot, Bluetooth v4.0 LE, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO), front facing stereo speakers, NFC (Near Field Communication), micro-USB, GPS,|
|Dimensions||149.8 x 78.0 x 7.6 to 9.2 mm||148.0 x 75.0 x 8.9-10.9 mm|
|Weight||169 g||169 g|
|Price||Off-contract:$624 (â‚¬565/Rs. 40,607)||Off-contract:$384 (â‚¬348/Rs. 24,989)|