The announcement today of the Verizon only Motorola Droid Turbo, had many Ausdroid readers dropping us a line in a variety of ways asking about an international release. Unfortunately with Droid branding, that phone is only ever going to be headed to Verizon, but it looks like Motorola may be about to announce an international version – at least in Brazil.
According to tecnoblog.net, they’ve received an invite to an event scheduled for November 5th. The invite which doesn’t name any phones specifically, but does feature the rear of a phone which has the same ballistic nylon rear as the newly announced Droid Turbo.
Motorola Maxx has been thrown in the ring as a possible name for the phone, which in theory follows on from the Razr Maxx and Razr Maxx HD phones from a couple of years back which both featured massive batteries. The Droid Turbo too contains some pretty great specs, which include :
- 5.2″ QHD (2560×1440) resolution SuperAMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 3
- 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor
- 3GB RAM
- 32/64GB storage options
- 21MP Rear Camera with Dual-LED Flash and 2MP Front Facing Camera
- Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC
- Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), planned upgrade to v5.0 (Lollipop)
- 143.5×73.3×7.8mm @ 169grams
- 3900 mAh Li-Po battery
The international version should have more compatible 3G/LTE bands than the Droid Turbo, which is currently only really suitable for the Verizon network in the US. Hopefully too the international version will do away with the capacitive buttons that Verizon seems to have included on the Droid Turbo.
Whether we see it here in Australia is also another issue, with the Motorola Razr Maxx and Maxx HD never making their way to our shores. Still, there’s always the import route for those out there who are disillusioned with the size of the Nexus 6.
Are you interested in an international variant of the Droid Turbo?