Motorola Droid Turbo Expected to Launch Globally as Moto Maxx on November 5

The Droid Turbo smartphone by Motorola, which is currently exclusive to US mobile carrier Verizon, might soon launch globally under the company’s iconic ‘Maxx’ branding.

A Portuguese publication named Tecnoblog has posted an invite from Motorola that suggests the company is gearing up to announce the global roll-out of the smartphone on November 5 at an event in Sao Paulo, Brazil. For those unaware, Brazil has been an important market for Motorola in the past, and the company globally unveiled the popular Moto G (first generation) last year at an event in Sao Paulo.

The invite posted by the Portuguese site does not name a device but the accompanied image strongly points that the smartphone likely to launch is the Droid Turbo itself. In fact, the smartphone in the teaser image is the identical to the Black Ballistic Nylon colour variant of the Droid Turbo listed on the Motorola site.

Tecnoblog, citing a source, also suggests that Motorola is looking to revive the ‘Maxx’ brand of smartphones with the new Droid Turbo.

Motorola’s last Maxx-branded smartphone, the Motorola Droid Maxx, was launched last year exclusively at Verizon Wireless. Meanwhile, the last ‘Droid’ smartphone that was announced back in 2012 in India was the Motorola Razr Maxx.

It’s worth pointing out that the Motorola Droid Turbo features a massive 3900mAh battery, the biggest amongst some of the high-end phones such as Sony Xperia Z3, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and even Moto X (Gen 2). The Droid Turbo certainly fits for the “Maxx” branding.

The company even claims that the smartphone can deliver up to 48 hours of mixed usage. The smartphone also supports Motorola’s Turbo Charger, a new accessory from the company stables that is said to provide 8 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging.

Other specifications of the Droid Turbo smartphone include a 5.2-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) display offering a pixel density of 565ppi; a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.7GHz; 3GB of RAM; a 21-megapixel rear autofocus camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual-LED flash; a 2-megapixel front camera; water-repellent nano-coating. It runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat.