Finally, we’ve confirmation that the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 is coming. The Droid Turbo 2 release date was confirmed today by the Lenovo-owned company as it sent out invites for a special event to be held on October 27. Although we’ve known for a while that the Droid Turbo 2 release date would come around this month, the official confirmation cements things down. The anticipated handset will be a Verizon-exclusive device, but Motorola is said to also announce the international version of the Droid Turbo 2 in the form of the Moto X Force. At the event, the company is expected to unveil another mid-range Droid called the Droid Maxx.
The invitations that Motorola and Verizon sent out for the Droid Turbo 2 launch event don’t contain too much information and they reveal almost nothing about what we should expect. We do however get a hint at multiple phones being launched by the partnership. While there could be the Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx demonstrated at the event. there’s also rumors about an unannounced phone showing up. The tagline of the invite also suggest that we could see an entirely new device from the company. While we can only speculate at this point, we’ve only a few weeks to wait until the real deal is unveiled.
A lot of excitement and interest are around the Droid Turbo 2 release because last year’s Droid Turbo was a pivotal release in the Droid line-up and managed to gather quite the number of fans. Not only because of its durable construction, but also because of great performance, battery life and a high-quality camera setup. Things should go down the same road with the Droid Turbo 2 specs, seeing as benchmarks, leaked documentation and photos suggest a high-end hardware setup to be part of the phone.
Apparently, the Droid Turbo 2 will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 CPU, backed by 3 GB RAM and 32GB internal storage for the base model. A microSD card slot is also said to be featured in the phone, as well as a massive 3700 mAh battery. The display of the device is said to measure 5.4 inches and is expected to sport 2560*1440 QuadHD resolution. The camera on the rear will apparently measure 21 or 23 MP and it will be outfitted with optical image stabilization and laser autofocus.
New gesture control and software features are also expected to be debuted with the Droid Turbo 2, with the handset supposedly running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow at launch. With LG announcing the release of the LG G4 update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow for next week, outfitting the handset with the latest will certainly draw in more crowds. Although Verizon is not the most popular carrier in the US, the Droid Turbo 2 is a device that many would compromise for, at least if it’s as good as last year’s model. With so little time left to actually see the new launches, we’re definitely excited. How about you?