Motorola’s decision to not sell the big battery-equipped Moto X Play in the U.S. left us scratching our heads.
If leaked promotional documents obtained by Droid-Life are to be believed (the Android-focused blog has a history of accurately reporting on unreleased devices), Verizon will be exclusive carrier of the Droid Maxx 2, a rebadged Moto X Play, with a battery that lasts up to two days. The second largest wireless carrier in the U.S. will also launch the Droid Turbo 2, a phone that will reportedly come with a “shatterproof” display.
Though specs for the Droid Maxx 2 haven’t leaked out, we can speculate based on the Moto X Play. The Maxx 2 could have a 5.5-inch full HD display with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16/32GB of internal storage. Maybe even a microSD card slot for storage expansion. For cameras, it could have a 21-megapixel back camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie camera.
The phone will reportedly come with swappable back covers that will come in a variety of colors.
Motorola will also let customers customize the Turbo 2 (a first for a Droid phone) with Moto Maker, its online configurator. Moto Maker is currently only available for the new Moto G, Moto X Pure Edition and new Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch.
Customizable materials will include leather and ballistic nylon, reports Droid-Life.
The promotional documents also reveal Verizon will have a trade-in program that will give customers up to $300 (in account credit or gift card) for their old phone if they pick up the new phones.
Motorola and Verizon are holding an event on Oct. 27 in New York City. Mashable will be reporting from the event. Stay tuned.