Motorola and Verizon have a fairly long history of doing business together with exclusive devices. Not to say other manufacturers don’t, but the last few years has seen a bit of a shift when it comes to specific device exclusives. The latest talks on the town have pointed to a follow DROID MAXX. Simply put, the DROID MAXX 2. Personally I am happy to see naming schemes that aren’t as ridiculous as they used to be. Anyone remember the Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch? Anyways, the DROID MAXX 2 is looking to be a carrier branded version of the Moto X Play.
By all accounts the DROID MAXX 2 is sounding and looking like a re-branded Moto X Play. Verizon will inject the usual amount of apps and slap their name on the back plate. It will carry a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 1.65GHz Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM, 21MP camera and a 3630 mAh battery. It will launch with Android 5.1.1 on board out of the box.
CPU-Z screenshots seem to point to 8GB internal storage, but we are fairly certain that is a reporting issue on the app as the Moto X Play starts at 16GB. It would be pretty stupid of Verizon to custom order a mid-tier device and slump the storage with a 21MP camera. The 8.14 is still a bit off-putting and I can’t recall any device reporting slightly over what is actually included. If Verizon did do something to shrink the storage it should read under 8GBs in the Internal Storage field. Stranger things have happened though. The device is going under the guise of the ‘lux’ with model number xt1565.
Now we just need Verizon and Motorola to officially announce the device and offer us up some pricing and availability.