Moto Maxx might be a DROID Turbo for the rest of the world

The DROID Turbo is a undoubtedly a drool-worthy smartphone, one that strangely eclipses the new Moto X in terms of specs but still comes in a considerably smaller package than the almost equivalent Nexus 6, also made by Motorola. The only wart on this device's metaphorical face is that it is forever exclusive to Verizon, which isn't a bad thing if you're a Verizon customer. There might be still some light at the end of the tunnel, however, with a certain Moto Maxx leaked to be a DROID Turbo for the rest of us.

A 5.2-inch 2560x1440 Quad HD screen, a 21 megapixel rear camera, a large 3,900 mAh battery with Turbo Charging, a 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, 3 GB of RAM, and Motorola's suite of Moto utilities. Truly, what is there not to love in the DROID Turbo? Unless, of course, you subscribe to a different network or aren't even located in the US. Then you start pining for such a smartphone that packs power and battery life, and even Kevlar, without bulking up your pocket like the Nexus 6.

Well, pine no more. At least, if you give this latest rumor some credence. A bunch of leaked photos coming from Brazil offer a bit of hope, showing a smartphone that looks pretty much like the DROID Turbo and with specs to match. The only difference, besides the locale change, is that the screen protector clearly marks it as the Moto Maxx, a name that Motorola has trademarked last August. The absence of the exclusive "DROID" name means that it is, of course, not Verizon's only. And following the "Moto" naming convention that Motorola has used in its more widely available smartphones hint that it could very well be heading for markets outside the US.

In fact, Motorola has apparently scheduled a press event in Brazil for November 5 and the invitation teases the distinctive Kevlar back and one of the LED flash of the DROID Turbo. Could this be the GSM version of the DROID Turbo or is it a completely different, and perhaps lower version of the smartphone? If the Moto Maxx does turn out to be the GSM DROID Turbo, will it be available outside of Motorola's new favorite Brazilian market as well?

We will most likely find out about the answers soon enough, but if things turn out for the best, it would put Motorola's two new products in a rather awkward position. The new Moto X, launched just a few months ago, pales in comparison to a DROID Turbo/Moto Maxx in almost everything except perhaps price. On the other hand, the Nexus 6 offers almost the same capabilities but crosses the rather uncomfortable threshold of phablet sizes. The Moto Maxx, then, could turn out to be the best of both worlds and might be poised to be Motorola's top device for this year instead.

VIA: Android Police