We know that Motorola is gearing up to unleash the Moto X, but that’s not the only device that the Google subsidiary is preparing to unveil this summer. In addition to a low-cost smartphone codenamed DFX, which is aimed at developing markets, Motorola is also continuing its collaboration with Verizon for the Droid line.
Previous leaks suggested that Moto and Verizon have in the pipeline the Droid Ultra, Droid Ultra Maxx, and Droid Ultra M. Now @evleaks, the prolific purveyor of inside info, came back and clarified that the actual names of the devices are going to be Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini.
To clarify: DROID Ultra=XT1080, DROID MAXX=XT1080M, DROID Mini=XT1030, and Moto X=XT1060
— @evleaks (@evleaks) July 5, 2013
In addition, @evleaks also supplied what may be the first image of the Droid Maxx:
Looking at the render, which, according to Android Police, @evleaks thinks is final, it seems that the new line of Droids will not be a major departure from Verizon’s devices from last year. We’re looking at the same Kevlar back, with the aggressive, industrial look that we’ve come to expect from Droid devices. The device features capacitive keys, which is odd, considering that Motorola used onscreen buttons for the Droid Razr Maxx HD, and that Google, the corporate overlord of the company, strongly favors onscreen buttons over capacitive or physical buttons.
Also interesting is the conspicuous absence of Motorola’s or Verizon’s logos. After the HTC One, the Droid Maxx would be the second upcoming device that leaks without a prominent Verizon logo. Did Big Red change its stance on liberally applied logos? We can only hope.
We have to keep in mind that we may be looking at a non-final render or an inaccurate one. With that said, are you satisfied with the design of this Droid Maxx?