With everything going on in the Motorola camp these days, it was hard to believe that the newly announced DROID Turbo would remain a Verizon exclusive for long. If these leaks are correct, the Moto Maxx looks to be a version of the Turbo, just for non-U.S. market.
As far as rumors, leaks and speculation go, the folks in Brazil have been pretty spot on with their Motorola device leaks in the last year. If that trend continues, we would like to formally introduce you to the new Moto Maxx.
Based on the imagery, the Moto Maxx offers identical specifications as the DROID Turbo. From the 5.2-inch display, 3900mAh battery and 21MP camera all the way through Turbo charging and one of the latest and greatest Snapdragon SoCs on the market. The biggest difference, other than the name, is the obvious lack of Verizon hooks and branding. As far as presumptions go, we can then also assume this is what the world will come to know as the International GSM version of the DROID Turbo.
As far as that name goes, it is interesting to see Motorola combining two iconic naming schemes into one. For starters, the ‘Moto _’ lines have proven very effective and popular phones. Moto E is still on its original incarnation, but both the Moto G and the Moto X are already rocking round two, and we’re loving the results. On the flip side, Motorola has used ‘Maxx’ to indicate a higher end or generally more powerful version of a unit, perhaps you recall the RAZR Maxx or the DROID Maxx. In the end, ‘Moto’ is good and ‘Maxx’ is good, so the Moto Maxx must be pretty great.
A few months back, the Moto Maxx name worked its way through the trademark office, and we discussed this very phone here last week, so we suspect you already knew this device was coming. Delivering a non-Verizon branded DROID Turbo is a great device to put behind that name. At the end of the day, however, we all want a little bit more proof and information as to what is going on here – great news, Motorola has an event all geared up for this Wednesday down in Brazil. Hopefully the device does not get locked to the country, I am sure there is more than a few of us that might be interested in it, but don’t have an address, or a trusted friend, in Brazil.
What do you say, do you need a GSM Droid Turbo, I mean Moto Maxx, or are you good with the Verizon exclusive already on deck?