We have been hearing for the past few weeks now that Motorola will soon be launching two new Droid handsets, this lineup is exclusive to Verizon in the United States so it’s no surprise to see that the new handsets will only be available from Verizon. The Motorola Droid Turbo 2 has been officially launched today, the big headline here is that it comes with Moto ShatterShield, it’s claimed that this technology makes Droid Turbo 2 “the world’s first smartphone with a shatterproof display.”
Motorola’s ShatterShield display technology comprises of five layers that are designed from materials that absorb shock from impact, the company claims that these materials are “proven not to crack or shatter.” They’re also said to maintain touch performance and structural integrity over the smartphone’s life, the screen is guaranteed not to crack for four years.
Underneath this protective technology lies a 5.4 inch Quad HD display, a 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 21 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and a 5 megapixel front facing camera, 32GB onboard storage with microSD support, Android 5.1 Lollipop and a 3,760mAh battery. 48 hours of battery life is promised and with TurboPower fast charging the device can be juiced up for 13 hours in just 15 minutes of charging, real world results will obviously differ.
Interested customers can add their personal touch to the Droid Turbo 2 as it’s compatible with Moto Maker which offers more than 1,000 customization options. Verizon will allow customers to refresh their Droid Turbo 2 and get a full redesign within two years of purchase, choose a new design and send back the phone when the fresh one arrives. Design refresh costs $96 or $4 per month on the device payment plan, customers automatically get upgraded to the 64GB model.
Verizon will start selling the Droid Turbo 2 online and through stores starting October 29th, it costs $26 per month for 24 months.