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Moto X Play coming to the US as Droid Maxx 2

The Moto X Play is reportedly coming to the US with a different name – the Verizon Droid Maxx 2. Much like the original Droid Turbo, which is known as the Moto Maxx outside the US, the Droid Maxx 2 is no different to the Moto X Play, other than the name and some exclusive Verizon branding.

The Droid Maxx 2 will reportedly retail for US$300 and will be available only to those on the Verizon network or those willing to switch carriers. There is still the option of picking up a Moto X Play in Canada to use in the US, as it has all the necessary GSM and LTE bands to work on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks.

The Moto X Play will come to US as the Droid Maxx 2 on Verizon. / © ANDROIDPIT

Phandroid has also confirmed the existence of the Droid Turbo 2, another Verizon exclusive that will supposedly sport an “unbreakable” P-OLED display (the same display technology in the LG G Flex 2). The site is pretty short on details, but if the previous Droid Turbo is anything to go by, the Droid Turbo 2 will be a super-charged Moto X Style (or Moto X Pure Edition, as it is known in the US).

The Droid Turbo 2 will have a price to match its high-end specs – around US$600 according to the site. A launch date of October 30 is being bandied around, the same date as the launch of the original Droid Turbo. With the Droid Maxx 2 lining up alongside the new 2015 Nexus and OnePlus 2, the low-cost landscape just got a lot more interesting.

Are you excited to see the Moto X Play in the US in its new guise as the Droid Maxx 2? Which phone will you go for?  

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  • Wow. My heart sank when I read that title. But thanks for the news about the Turbo 2, for making me happy again.

    Thanks AndroidPit! For sending me on an emotional Motorola fanboy joyride so early in the morning!

    (Clarification: My heart sank because I thought it would be the only phone in the DROID line this year, because I am really not fond of the Moto X Play's specs and design. )

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