It is official people, rejoice! The Verizon-exclusive Motorola Droid Turbo 2 has an international version and it’s called the Moto X Force, just as predicted. With concerns about the newly launched durable handset remaining exclusive to Verizon yesterday, Motorola today debunked the rumors and announced that the international Droid Turbo 2 will be launched as the Moto X Force, thus eliminating the Verizon-binding feature of the handset.
The Motorola Droid Turbo 2 aka the Moto X Force is a powerhouse that boasts with a new Moto Maker platform and a design that is inspired by the Moto X Play and Style. With a shatterproof glass display that can handle 5-foot drops on concrete and much more, the Moto X Force is what the Android community has been asking for. The Galaxy S6 Active is getting a direct competitor, but for a cheaper price and offering much nicer features.
The Moto X Force release date is yet to be announced, with a platform opened for those interested that will allow them to receive updates about availability and pricing. The Moto X Force price hasn’t been confirmed either, but our sources tell us we should expect a price tag between $450 and $550 for the unlocked unit. Carrier availability hasn’t been disclosed, but it is expected to happen in the following few weeks.
The Moto X Force will feature exactly the same specs as the Motorola Droid Turbo 2, with the same Moto Maker customization options also available. Removing the ugly and outdated Verizon logo from the front of the device is already worth it. The Moto X Force and the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 are expected to be the company’s most successful handsets of next year, with fans of the company already praising its high-end build quality, great camera, huge battery and multitude of features, not to mention a pretty decent, near-stock experience. The Moto X Force won’t have the bloatware that the Verizon-branded Motorola Droid Turbo 2 does, which is another plus and another reason to wait until the device becomes available globally.
Since there aren’t any major differences between the Moto X Force and Motorola Droid Turbo 2, those of you who are not accustomed to being bound by contract to a carrier now have the option of getting a future-proof phone for an affordable price, unlocked and with the nearest stock-Android experience Motorola has to offer. If you’re comfortable with Verizon and don’t want to wait for the Moto X Force, you can order the Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx to today from the carrier or in stores. So, which one will you be getting?