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The idea of an upcoming Motorola Droid refresh is not a new one, but Verizon has now finally confirmed that they are preparing to reveal the latest members of the Droid family at a special event in New York City on October 27th. While the official invite doesn’t reveal much, it does mention Droids plural, pretty much confirming the rumor of two new handsets.

As for what these phones will be called? While Big Red and Motorola aren’t speaking up just yet, the rumor mill suggests the higher-end model will go by the name Droid Turbo 2, with a mid-range offering going by the name Droid Maxx 2.

The former of these handsets is said to be based on the rumored Moto Force (aka Moto Bounce), a handset that offers many of the same features as the Moto X Pure (Style) but pushes further upscale with a Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB RAM and 32 or 64GB storage, a large 3760 mAh battery, the same high-end 21MP cam found in the Pure, a 5MP front cam, and a 5.43-inch QHD display that is reportedly “shatterproof”.

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This special display could be what Verizon and Motorola refer to in their bold tagline “Everything you expect from a phone will change” – though obviously that’s just speculation at this stage.

The Droid Maxx 2, on the other hand, may essentially offer the same specs as the mid-range Moto X Play, a handset that so far has yet to make its way official to the United States. If the specs stay identical, that means you’d get a Snapdragon 615 with 2GB RAM, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 21MP camera, and a hefty 3630 mAh battery.

What do you hope to see from the latest members of the Droid family? How do you feel about Motorola’s tendency to save its ‘best’ for Verizon, at least in the US market? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

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