Tomorrow is new Droid day, as Verizon and Motorola gear up to show off their latest smartphones. Leak upon leak has confirmed the new lineup as consisting of the Droid Maxx 2, a rebranded US edition of the international Moto X Play, as well as the Droid Turbo 2, a piece of hardware we’re about to see emerge for the first time. Between the information that’s emerged thus far, as well as the assumptions we’ve been able to make about the Droid Maxx 2 thanks to its Moto X Play roots, we have a pretty strong sense of what to expect from both handsets, but that doesn’t make us any less interested in seeing them go official (with all the confirmation that brings). One detail we’re likely to see on the spec sheets for both phones has just turned up in a new leak, as we hear about Motorola’s efforts to protect its new Droids from water damage.

Motorola’s no stranger to building smartphones able to resist a few splashes, regularly giving its phones’ internals a water-repellant nano-coating. The Moto X Play had it, so it’s little surprise to see that the Droid Maxx 2 will have it as well.

The same level of protection also looks confirmed for the Droid Turbo 2. Really, it’s no surprise that Motorola is giving both phones this kind of treatment, and instead the news is more that the company’s not going further, like it did with the new Moto G. So while we’ll have to settle for this lower level of water protection, there’s still a lot to be excited from this hardware, especially when it comes to fantastic battery life.

Check in with Pocketnow tomorrow for full coverage of tomorrow’s announcements. We’ll be at the launch event in person, ready to bring you the news as it happens.

Source: phoneArena




Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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