American mobile manufacturer Motorola is doing its best to prove it’s a worthy player in the mobile market. As of now, the Moto X Pure Edition and the second generation Moto 360 are currently on the market and both are doing quite well. Reports say, however, that the tech company has not revealed all its tricks yet.
Their upcoming smartphone offering, the Motorola Droid Turbo 2, has been the subject of speculations for quite a while and until it is officially unveiled, it still has to prove whether it is worth all the hype that the company has created for it.
The Droid Turbo 2 is the company’s follow-up to its Droid Turbo released in 2014, and Droid Maxx launched in 2013.
A bunch of the gadget’s specifications have leaked before, but a recent report from Phandroid however, confirms the device’s biggest features. The biggest revelation perhaps is that the phone will be the first Droid handset to be sold via Moto Maker. Aside from Verizon Wireless retail stores, Motorola avid users can now order custom Droid Turbo 2 from Motorola directly.
Techno Buffalo stresses that the Turbo Droid 2 will be the first in the Droid series to be sold in the Moto Maker. Other smartphones such as the Moto X, Moto G, and the new Moto 360 can also be purchased through the Moto Maker.
But that’s not all Motorola has in store for those who will purchase straight from the Moto Maker. Phandroid reports that when users purchase online through the Moto Maker, the tech firm will be offering customers a free one-time design swap or replacement within two years of purchase.
So if you don’t like the color combination of your gadget, Motorola can automatically re-do that for you through the Moto Maker process.
This huge change is probably due to Motorola being under a new ownership. Last month, Lenovo announced that it would be merging its existing smartphone division, which includes manufacturing, design, and development, with Motorola Mobility unit.
Ultimately, this change makes Droid Turbo 2 officially the first device under the Lenovo-Motorola merger. Reports also say that this step might be Motorola’s way of moving forward with Moto Maker with all their future devices.
Despite this, both companies would still sell models under both Motorola and Lenovo branding. The announcement came in addition to a 3,200 personnel job cut across the entire company.
According to Phandroid, Droid Turbo 2 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. Obviously a more functional processor than what its predecessor possessed. The Moto X Pure Edition came with a Snapdragon 808 chip while the Droid Turbo came with Snapdragon 805 chip, so techies can expect a more powerful phone in the Droid Turbo 2.
According to Twitter user @upleaks, Droid Turbo 2 will be sporting a 5.4-inch QHD display and will be equipped with 3GB of RAM. The device is also a great tool for snapping pictures as it will include a 21-megapixel rear-facing camera as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone is also powered by a 3,760 mAH capacity battery.
Reports suggest that the latest Motorola gadget’s display will be reinforced with metal edges for a tougher function. Venture Capital Post suggests that the upcoming offering from Motorola will be armored with a shatterproof screen and a slip-proof rubberized sides which make it water-resistant. Realty Today notes that the phone can last for 30 minutes below three feet of water.
The Droid Turbo 2, which was previously known by its internal codename Motorola Bounce, will reportedly be sold in two variants: one with a 32GB storage and another variant doubling it up with a 64GB internal storage option. No word yet if the internal storage can be expandable through a micro-SD card or not.