Upcoming Droids for Verizon get some rumored names

The new Motorola phones are official, and earlier this week we got to see the launch of the Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and the new third-gen Moto G. But in addition to hearing about these guys, we’ve also been looking forward to some new entries in Motorola’s Droid lineup for Verizon. A couple weeks back, a leak of some Motorola back panels seemed to offer some hard evidence for the existence of such new Droids, but it’s since become clear that at least one of those mystery models was the Moto X Play. Where does that leave our new-Droid story? Today we get some fresh new direction for those Droid rumors, as celebrated leak-source @evleaks reveals what could be two new Droids getting ready for launch.

In the days leading up to Motorola’s recent event, @evleaks caught early wind of the name Moto X Play (which has obviously since been confirmed), as well as the Droid MAXX II. Today he reiterates his understanding that Verizon is expecting a new MAXX Model (now described with the branding MAXX 2), as well as a follow-up to last year’s Droid Turbo, the Droid Turbo 2.

We don’t get any particular specs tied to either of these names, but it’s easy enough to make some assumptions just on their lineage: jumbo-sized batteries for both, with probably some closer to flagship-level specs for the Turbo 2. While we saw some FCC docs that seemed to reveal a Verizon-exclusive Motorola model a couple weeks ago, it came off more as a mid-ranger, leaving us unsure how it might fit into these plans – maybe the MAXX 2? For now, there’s no ETA for either model.

Source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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