Continuing its tradition of selling exclusive smartphones made by Motorola in the US, Verizon has unveiled the Droid Turbo 2 and the Droid Maxx 2 handsets. While the former is distinguished by its shatterproof display and other advanced specs, the latter is nothing but a US-only version of the Moto X Play.
The Droid Turbo 2 boasts of a display system which comes with five layers for providing the kind of protection needed to withstand high pressure. Dubbed ShatterShield, this technology incorporates a 5.4-inch P-OLED panel with Quad HD resolution.
Another highlight of this phone is its 3760mAh power pack which is claimed to offer 48 hours of battery life. Its TurboPower functionality enables it to receive 13 hours’ worth of juice in just 15 minutes of charging. Moreover, wireless charging support is present on this Motorola device as well.
Interestingly, the device runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop rather than the Marshmallow version. An update has of course been guaranteed however. The Droid Turbo 2 comes in 32GB and 64GB options and still carries a microSD card slot on it. It is moreover, compatible with Moto Maker as well.
Here’s a quick look at the specs of the Verizon Droid Turbo 2:
– Display: 5.4-inch P-OLED, Quad HD resolution
– OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (upgradable)
– Processor: Octa core Snapdragon 810 (64-bit)
– GPU: Adreno 430
– Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage (expandable)
– Cameras: 21MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 3760mAh
Coming to the Droid Maxx 2, like we said, it’s nothing but Verizon’s version of the Moto X Play. This phone too boasts of 48-hour battery life, while it carries onboard a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 1.7GHz octa core Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, a 21MP main camera and a 5MP selfie unit. There’s no Moto Maker support for this one, but five interchangeable shells will indeed be sold for it.
Both the new Verizon handsets will be available online and in stores from October 29 onwards. The Droid Turbo 2 will cost $624 outright, and will even be purchasable with 24 monthly payments of $26. The Droid Maxx 2 on the other hand will be made available at $384 or 24 monthly installments of $16.