Motorola Moto X Play release date: Moto X Play may come out as Droid Maxx 2 in the US via Verizon


The Motorola Moto X Play was initially unveiled in a Motorola event late July. Much to the disappointment of some it was originally announced as “not coming” to the US region.

However, latest rumors are pointing out that the Moto X Play may not be really coming to the US at all, but will be rebranded under a different model name when released via carrier Verizon.

According to a report by GSM Arena, Hong Kong-based famed Motorola leaker Hellomotohk reveals that the Mototorla Moto X play will be coming to the US, too, but will be called under a different model name. According to the report, the Moto X Play will be released as the Motorola Droid Maxx 2, and will be available exclusively via carrier Verizon.

No release date was hinted as of the moment. Additionally, the leaker also said that Verizon will also be releasing the Droid 2 Turbo. No word yet on whether the said Droid 2 Turbo will be another rebranded model from the Moto X 2015 series of smartphones.

The Moto X Play, as it was originally called when it was launched, sports a 5.5-inch display with 1080p Full HD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, and an IP52 certified water repellent nano-coating. It runs under an octa-core Snapdragon 615 chip, with two quad-core CPUs clocking in at 1.7GHZ and 1.0GHZ each. As for the graphics, it has an Adreno 405 GPU. It packs 2GB worth of RAM inside, with options between 16GB and 32GB worth of built-in internal storage, and support of an external microSD expansion.

As for the camera, it has a 21 megapixels rear camera with 5248 x 3936 resolution, and a 5 megapixels front-facing camera for selfies and video calling.

The device is powered by a 3630mAh battery, which can last up to 48 hours on mixed usage.