Motorola recently officially announced the Moto Maxx, which is a GSM version of its DROID Turbo. Starting today, the Moto Maxx is rolling out to selected markets including Mexico, Brazil, and specific Latin American regions.
As expected of a device that is a variant of the DROID Turbo, the Moto Maxx mostly packs the same specifications as the Turbo. It features a 5.2-inch Quad-HD display screen with 2560 by 1440 resolution, and also sports a 21-megapixel camera on the rear.
Other specs of the Moto Maxx include a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 64 gigabytes of internal storage, 4G LTE connectivity, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, GPS, microUSB 2.0, and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac.
Like the DROID Turbo, the Moto Maxx also has a 3,900 mAh battery. And although its battery is rated to last up to 48 hours, it offers super-fast charging capabilities. Indeed, it can turbo-charge the device in only 15 minutes and add up to 8 hours of battery life.
With regards to software specs, the Moto Maxx runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and basically uses the same users interface as the Moto X. But buyers of the Moto Maxx should not fret -- Motorola is planning to roll out Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for the Moto Maxx in the next few weeks.
As for the design, the Moto Maxx (like the DROID Turbo) differs from other Motorola products by adapting a Kevlar-like covering and by incorporating physical capacitive buttons. In other Motorola products like the Moto X, the Moto G, the Moto E, and the recently released Nexus 6 smartphone, navigation is rendered in virtual form.
For those based in Brazil, the Moto Maxx can be purchased immediately from Motorola's official website for 2,199 reals ($870). As for Mexico and other Latin American countries, they should be able to buy the smartphone sometime later this November or before year's end.
There is no solid information yet on whether the Moto Maxx will be rolled out to other markets other than Brazil, Mexico, and South America. If the device manages to generate good sales numbers in its selected markets now, the likelihood of it being introduced in areas like Europe or Asia will definitely be improved. But as of now, everything is just guesswork.
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