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Verizon said to launch two new monster DROIDs this year

by Jacob Kleinman | May 2, 2016May 2, 2016 8:30 am PST

Motorola and Verizon have been teaming up for years on the DROID smartphone series. Last year the two companies unveiled a pair of powerful Android handsets, and it looks like 2016 could see more of the same.

According to tech blogger and Twitter tipster Evan Blass, Verizon is planning two new DROID devices. He claims the company is prepping a DROID Turbo 3 and a DROID MAXX 3. Those sound like direct follow-ups to last year’s Turbo 2 and MAXX 2, which were both made by Motorola.

Blass doesn’t have any other details to share, but a follow-up report from Geek Snack adds some fuel to the fire. The site claims the DROID Turbo 3 will feature new materials in its design for an even more durable build, citing anonymous industry insiders. It could also offer a scratch-proof display and a water-resistant rating. The new DROIDs may even boast pressure sensitive displays, assuming that’s a key feature in the upcoming Android N update.

The DROID Turbo 2 and MAXX 2 were both unveiled in October 2015, and it seems likely this new lineup will arrive about a year after that. Then again, with Android N expected to hit a few months earlier than usual, it’s possible Verizon’s new DROIDs could launch early as well.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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