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Motorola launches Droid MAXX, a GSM version Verizon’s Droid Turbo

ByinAnnouncements | November 5, 2014

Moto Maxx.Not too long ago Motorola’s Droid Turbo joined the Verizon offer, but that was simply the first step in their plans to conquer the global market. This Wednesday, November 5th, the company officially announced the Droid MAXX being introduced to Brazilian, Mexican and other Latin American markets. Motorola has just announced the phone on its official website along with a complete list of tech specs that leaves no shadow of a doubt that the Droid MAXX is nothing else than a GSM version of the well known on the US market Droid Turbo.

Motorola Droid MAXX vs. Droid Turbo

Moto Maxx front.The international version of the Motorola Droid Turbo strongly resembles the original version in more than just several aspects. Both phones house the identical massive 5.2-inch QHD screen with the high pixel density of 565 ppi. The Motorola Droid MAXX is said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, and since Motorola calls it the most powerful Qualcomm’s processor, we may expect the Droid Turbo’s Snapdragon 805.

Going further, both handsets sport the same optics, that is the same 21MP main camera that is capable of recording 4k videos. Additionally, the Droid MAXX goes on sale equipped with 64GB of built-in storage and 3,900 mAh battery that may be also found in Verizon’s Turbo.

Speaking of the design language, the Droid MAXX comes with body made of Kevlar fiber that is said to be five times stronger than steel and with its screen covered by scratchproof Corning Gorilla Glass. In addition to all these, Motorola provides the handset with the same software we may find in the new Moto X which according to the manufacturer guarantees the pure Android experience and fast updates.

As for the connectivity, although the company hasn’t officially stated it, the MAXX is supposed to carry traditional GSM bands, and unlike Verizon phones, an unlockable bootloader. The LTE bands will certainly be different dependently on the region, for instance Brazilians carriers support LTE bands 3,7 and 38, while in Mexico carriers use band 4.

Motorola said that the Droid MAXX will be available for purchase via its official online store in Brazil starting today, November 5th. Mexican customers will have to wait a bit longer to put their hands on the handset, since the phone is planed to be released to Mexico no sooner than in mid-November. The Latin American career of the MAXX won’t be naturally limited to these two markets, the phone will hit the retailers shelves in other Latin American countries but so far the manufacturer failed to declare which and when. Price details haven’t been confirmed yet, but knowing that the Turbo goes for something round $600 without contract, we may expect the Latin American price to be close to it.

source: Motorola

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