As expected, Motorola has this morning announced the international version of the Motorola Droid Turbo at their event in Brazil. Motorola confirmed the leaked Moto Maxx name, announcing the specs and availability.
The Moto Maxx is pretty much identical to what we’ve seen for the Motorola Droid Turbo, meaning that the phone will come with a 5.2″ QuadHD (2560×1440) resolution display giving up to 565PPI. Powering the phone is a Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, which you’ll need to shoot 4K video on the 21MP camera included on the phone. The Moto Maxx also includes LTE connectivity. The Moto Maxx will also include the massive 3,900 mAh battery announced for the Droid Turbo, which Motorola says will give up to two days battery life. the Moto Maxx will also include their much vaunted ‘Turbo Charging’, which will in theory provide up to eight hours of charging in just 15 minutes, using the provided Motorola Turbo Charger.
The Moto Maxx appears to be made to last, made from a ballistic nylon outer, with a layer of DuPont Kevlar underneath. The 5.2″ display is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass and like some other Motorola phones, it’s also coated with a water-repellent nano-coating.
SOftware wise, the phone follows the seemingly now standard Motorola line of almost stock Android, which Motorola call a ‘pure Android experience’ but with the same great features from the Moto X. Features such as voice commands and the Moto Maxx will also learn from you as you go, adapting to your preferences as you interact with it. We hope to see the fast OS updates of the Moto X as well, but we’ll wait for more on this front.
It appears international availability will be limited, with the phone aimed at the South and Latin-American markets. Motorola advised that the phone would be available on the motorola.com website from today in Brazil, before rolling out to Mexico in mid-November with additional Latin American countries coming soon.
With the Moto Maxx available in Brazil and Mexico, the LTE bands used in those countries include : Band 3(1800MHz), 7 (2600MHz FD-LTE), 38 (2600MHz TD-LTE) and Band 4(1700MHz). It doesn’t mean that more bands aren’t included, or that all those bands are present as Motorola has not yet confirmed specs for the Moto Maxx. But in theory, if the phone supports Band 3 LTE, you could use this quite happily on the 3 Australian carriers existing 1800MHz LTE network here, we’re asking Motorola for more information.
We have contacted Motorola Australia for comment on availability of the Moto Maxx here, but we aren’t holding our breath, with Motorola seemingly concentrating on Latin-American countries at the moment. We’ll advise as soon as we hear anything.
Motorola Australia has advised that they have no plans to bring the Moto Maxx to Australia, we’re double checking the LTE and GSM Bands included with the phone to see if importing will be worth it.