At an event on Tuesday, Motorola announced two new smartphones dubbed as Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2. The Droid Turbo 2 is the company’s flagship smartphone and is the successor of Droid Turbo that launched last year. The smartphone comes with a shatterproof display and will be launched exclusively via Verizon on October 29th.
The company’s president, Rick Osterloh, said, it took them three years to come up with this new shatterproof display technology, that they named it as “Moto ShatterShield.” The company taunts that the new shatterproof display on Droid Turbo 2, that is made of flexible AMOLED screen, rigid aluminium core, dual-layer touch screen panels can even resist when dropped on a slab of concrete.
Coming to its specifications, the Droid Turbo 2 flaunts a 5.4-inch Quad HD (1440×2560 pixels) shatterproof display and comes powered by Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor paired with 3GB RAM. The smartphone comes in two storage variants 32GB/64GB with microSD card slot for expansion upto 2TB. The handset runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box with planned upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in coming months.
On the camera front, the device sports a 21MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF and dual LED flash and a 5MP front shooter for video calling and selfie lovers. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G-LTE (Cat 4), Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS and a microUSB port. The smartphone comes backed by a 3760mAh battery that can last for two days on mixed usage and also supports Quick Charging.
The smartphone will be exclusively available via Verizon from October 29 and off contract it is priced at $624 and $720 for 32GB variant and 64GB variant respectively. The device can also be purchased on contract and will cost around $26 per month (upto 24 months) for 32GB version and $30 per month (upto 24 months) for 64GB version. As of now there is no word on the international availability of the smartphone from the company. Stay tuned!