Images are circulating around the Internet today of what is said to be Motorola’s new DROID Maxx 2 smartphone, believed to be Motorola’s latest flagship Moto X Play rebranded for the Verizon mobile operator in the US. Motorola has been the company behind the majority of Verizon’s DROID smartphones.
DROID Maxx 2 (Moto X Play)
Websites such as Android Police and Droid-Life have been showing off the images, the back covers of the phones matching other images leaked from hellomotoHK. However this time there’s a closer look at the entire device including the front and rear with the cover taken off.
It’s worth highlighting that new Verizon DROID smartphones typically get released shortly after Motorola releases its new flagship mobile. They typically have similar specs and advantages such as increased battery life, but they often differ in terms of design (sharper corners and a different back cover design) and features (Verizon has built its own Android widgets).
This time however, the DROID Maxx 2 looks almost identical to the Moto X Play, which is sold internationally under that name.
Besides the image above showing the front and back of the devices, Android Police claims the specs are the same between the two versions of the device – a Snapdragon 615 System-on-a-chip (SoC), a 5.5-inch 1080p HD screen, 2 GB of RAM, a 21 megapixels rear camera and a huge 3,630 mAh battery. The Verizon version seems to have just 8 GB of storage, though the X Play is offered by Motorola in 16 GB and 32 GB capacities.
There’s still no word when the Moto X Play will be released internationally, but at least for US readers, the DROID Maxx 2 should be making its way to Verizon soon…