Motorola announces Moto Maxx

Motorola Moto MaxxAfter being the topic of recent rumours, Motorola today announced the Moto Maxx at a press event in Brazil. As expected, it is effectively a rebranded DROID Turbo without the CDMA connectivity that Verizon uses.

Strength. Stamina. Sophistication. Those are just some of the qualities of the new Moto Maxx — our most powerful and long-lasting smartphone to date.

Our smartphones are our lifeline to the world in many ways, and with Moto Maxx you can go multiple days*without having to recharge. And when you do, our new Turbo charging feature gives you up to eight additional hours in just 15 minutes!

Moto Maxx specifications:

  • Processor: Motorola Mobile Computing System with 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.4.4 KitKat (To be upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop)
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC
  • Display: 5.2-inch WQHD (2560×1440 / 565PPI) with Corning Glass 3
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal storage: 64GB
  • External storage: None
  • Rear-facing camera: 21MP (in 4:3) or 15.5MP (in 16:9) AF with dual-LED flash
  • Front-facing camera: 2MP
  • Connectors: 3.5mm audio jack, micro-USB port
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light, eCompass, gyroscope, Hall Effect, infrared, proximity
  • Battery: 3,900mAh

On the software side, the Moto Maxx comes with the usual Motorola staples such as Moto Display, Moto Voice and Quick Capture.

The Moto Maxx is launching today in Brazil and in mid-November in Mexico. Launches in additional Latin American countries will follow after. Pricing was not announced but should be revealed as soon as the Moto Maxx hits the Motorola website.

Motorola did not say today if and when the Moto Maxx will launch in markets outside of South and Central America. One market where it is unlikely to launch is the U.S. where Verizon is offering its nearly identical sibling, the DROID Turbo.

Source : Motorola Blog