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Verizon's Droid Turbo could launch internationally as Moto Maxx

Verizon's recently launched Motorola Droid Turbo could find itself in other markets outside of the U.S. re-badged as the Moto Maxx. Leaked photos of the front plastic film that protects the screen of the phone when it ships detail the Moto Maxx branding along with some specs for the phone showing that it shares similarities to the Droid Turbo.

Verizon's Droid Turbo could launch internationally as Moto Maxx with GSM radios

The Moto Maxx film reveals that it will contain a 3900 mAh battery with turbo charging functionality, a 21-megapixel camera, a 5.2-inch QHD display, and quad-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 2.7 GHz alongside 64 GB of storage, all of which are the same as the Verizon-branded model.

Verizon's Droid Turbo could launch internationally as Moto Maxx with GSM radios

Motorola is scheduled to have an event in Brazil this week, which could be the venue where Motorola may unwrap this device.

Are you looking forward to the Moto Maxx? What features have you excited the most about this phone?

Source: Android Police

57 Comments
  • I would like to try an unlocked model on att. Posted via Nexus 5
  • Same here. If the Moto MAXX has an unlocked bootloader I'm going to consider it really hard. The size of the Nexus 6 still scares me.
  • I'm hoping that it works on Tmobile in the USA.
  • I would love to see an unlocked GSM version. I am currently on Verizon, and have been generally happy with them. But I am holding off on the Turbo while I evaluate AT&T, and also not wanting to lose simultaneous voice and data that I have with the Maxx Posted from my XT1080M
  • That shouldn't be a problem on AT&T. Posted via the Android Central App
  • +1
  • True. That's only CDMA network problem. via AC App on VZW Moto X DE/N7
  • No it is not a problem. Case in point, he is on verizon and does it now. I can do it on sprint. Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • Depends on the phone though, most of their phones can't without VoLTE. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I had it on my Thunderbolt, and have it on my Maxx. VoLTE is still limited. I saw something here that said it would be awhile before CDMA goes away in favor of LTE (2021? Is that the date?). Posted from my XT1080M
  • New phones, like the Droid Turbo, Moto X2014, iPhone 6 can't do simultaneous voice and data unless they're VoLTE enabled. Your older phones did it because they had extra hardware to support two connections. Meter phones are coming without that feature. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I meant in general - Att and T-Mobile have both been able from the very beginning to have data and voice work at the same time. For Sprint and Verizon it was only when LTE came into existence - which is like 7 years later. via AC App on VZW Moto X DE/N7
  • Yes please! The Droid Turbo is the perfect phone except for CDMA Verizon... Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'd think much the same but for the capacitive buttons and the fact that Verizon only also means US only. Posted via Android Central App
  • This entire article is about how it might not be US only.
  • How is moto blur now days? I've had atrix 2 and hated it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Moto Blur hasn't existed in years...
  • Apparently you stopped reading Android blogs back then, too. Posted via Android Central App using an LG G2.
  • This. Lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • Haha Posted via Android Central App
  • It's dead, thankfully. You pretty much get a stock android UI these days with moto. Posted via Android Central App
  • Blur was terrible. They learned their lesson and now Motorola phones are almost straight Android.
  • Still have nightmares about my atrix. It was supposed to be a spaceship pretty much because it had the "dual core" thingy and like 1 whole gig of ram lol. Such a bad phone Posted via Moto G
    R.I.P My Cyanogenmod S4 :'(
  • Some, like me, would say that it's even better. ------------
    Android: It will make you a sexual tyrannosaurs, just like me.
  • Moto is doing the same problem that got them into their financial mess, making too many different names of the same phones and confusing consumers. Keep the names consistent Moto Posted via Android Central App
  • They can't call it a Droid on any carrier but Verizon, as VZW licenses the name from Lucas Film (maybe Disney now). Posted via the Android Central App
  • I am surprised the are getting to use Maxx Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • No confusion here. Outside of US, nobody knows what Verizon means :) via AC App on VZW Moto X DE/N7
  • Everyone should buy one Posted from my Droid Turbo, Kelly and Ozone
  • Moto Maxx Thunderdome edition. Posted via Android Central App using an LG G2.
  • This *might* just be my Nexus 5 replacement. I really don't like capacitive buttons but I might be able to live with them. Will have to wait on reviews of the Turbo and the international version. Posted via Android Central App
  • It could launch in my hand... Posted via the Android Central App
  • And that would only add to the terrible time trying to find anything for a Motorola phone that had MAXX in the name. I have a Droid MAXX and have a hard time finding accessories b/c all the Droid Razr Maxx stuff comes up first, even though my phone is newer. Great idea...
  • Add -razr to any Google search to filter out the results when trying to find Droid Maxx stuff. Posted via the Android Central App
  • UK please. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I really hope that if they don't have a US version, they'll be kind enough to put the bands in. I really want it!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Totally agree!!! It would be a bummer if they didn't have it here in the USA but at least have the bands for Tmobile and AT&T.
  • This Phone will be mine
  • This year has been a tough year for some Android enthusiasts. The Nexus 6 is too large for many users, leaving us without a true flagship phone. I was hoping for a one-phone-to-rule-them-all phone this year, but that is, as usual, proving difficult to attain unless you like Apple's phones. I want flagship specs with near immediate updates on a vanilla Android device with great (not even good) battery life. The Droid Turbo is about perfect, except it's Verizon-only apparently in the States. Seriously? Android users can't catch a break this year.
  • 2014 Moto X is this year's nexus phone in many people's mind. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I want great (not even good) battery life. the Moto X doesn't have either, really. I currently have a Nexus 5. There's not enough different about the two to warrant a purchase, I don't think. If the Moto X had a big battery like the Turbo, it'd be a no-brainer.
  • Did you not read the article? It's launching as the Moto Maxx Posted via my awesome, longer lasting phone than yours aka droid MAXX
  • Clearly not Posted via Android Central App
  • At least they have finally started shortening the product names and making them slightly less ridiculous. Moto Droid Turbo Maxx Razr HD Super Awesome 4glte anyone? Posted via the Android Central App
  • The maxx better launch with on screen buttons! Posted via Android Central App
  • Yeah not being able to add or customize the nav buttons is a huge fail IMHO. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You can see capacitive buttons in the pic....
  • I hope so Posted via the Android Central App
  • Didn't some turbo-like device also go through the FCC? Some said to have called it the Moto X Play... Chuck Norris can call 'su' without having root permissions.
  • I'm on a 2013 moto x and this is the perfect replacement for my phone! I like the 2014 x but I wanted a larger battery and this is it! My only question, does it have qi? Posted via Android Central App
  • The Turbo display models are sitting on wireless chargers in the Verizon Store.
  • This phone would have been perfect... Then they decided for some reason to use capacitive buttons. Shame. Posted from my Motorola Moto G.
  • For most of the world, this will not be a big deal or a deal breaker. Posted via Android Central App
  • Verizon's Droid Turbo "SHOULD" launch internationally as Moto Maxx. Posted via OnePlus One
  • If this comes out in the UK I can see this being my next purchase.
  • Would definitely give it a look. I love the high capacity, fast charging battery. However, I still think that it's a MicroSD card short of perfect but that's less important with 64gb built in. Also, it would probably cost $600+
  • No on screen button means no burn in problems Posted via the Android Central App