Many Verizon users have been patiently waiting for the two new Droid smartphones to be launched, their wait ends today. Over the past couple of weeks much has been leaked about these two handsets, like the fact that the Droid Turbo 2 comes with a shatterproof display, but nonetheless the official announcement has been made today and Verizon has confirmed when the smartphone will be out and what it will cost.

Motorola makes these Droid handsets exclusively for Verizon so you won’t be able to get them from any other carrier in the United States.

The Droid Maxx 2 features a 5.5 inch full HD display, it’s powered by a 1.7GHz octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and comes with 16GB of internal storage with support for microSD cards. There’s a 21 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and a 5 megapixel camera on the front. The handset has a 3,630mAh battery and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow is promised.

It also features the TurboPower fast charging technology which promises 8 hours of use on a 15 minute charge, though you might find results to be a bit different in a real usage scenario. Though the Droid Maxx 2 doesn’t have support for Moto Maker, customers can choose from 5 additional interchangeable rear shells which are sold separately to add a bit of flair to their handset.

Droid Maxx 2 will be available for purchase from Verizon online and through its retail stores from October 29th for $16 per month for 24 months.

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