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Droid Turbo 2 details surface, including Moto Maker support

New rumors about the upcoming Motorola Droid Turbo 2 smartphone hint at Moto Maker customization support and a possible October launch date.

Published onSeptember 24, 2015

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We have been teased with little drips of information about a successor to last year’s Droid Turbo lately and now a slew of new details about the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 have appeared.

The rumoured hardware seems ever so slightly ahead of the new Moto X Pure Edition. According to the source, the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 will feature a 5.43-inch QHD POLED display, which is said to be ‘Shatterproof’. The display will apparently be reinforced with metal edges to improve its strength, but it’s not clear how much extra protection this will offer.

The phone is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and 3GB of RAM. Customers will have a choice between 32GB or 64GB of internal memory, according to previous leaks. There is also mention of a 21 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front facing camera, a large 3,760mAh battery, and wireless charging included as standard. These specifications are quite close to the rumors that have repeatedly appeared over the past few weeks.

Droid Turbo 2 allegedly shown off in new leaked image

The other major bit of news is that the Droid Turbo 2 will be sold through Motorola’s Moto Maker website, meaning that there should be a range of customization options available for the smartphone. We can probably expect a range of back cases to be made available. This would be the first Droid branded phone to be sold through Moto Maker. The handset will also be sold through Verizon, as was the case with the original Droid Turbo.

To sweeten the deal, Motorola will also apparently be offering customers a free, 1-time design swap within 2 years of purchase, so customers can rejuvenate their phone with a new look when they are bored with their old case.

If this all sounds rather tempting to you, sources suggest that the handset may be announced on October 15th and could hit the shelves as early as October 29th. The high-end smartphone may launch outside of the US under the Motorola Moto X Force name.