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Droid Turbo 2 will feature 'shatterproof' display and Moto Maker customization

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Motorola and Verizon have already announced that we'll be seeing the next Droid smartphones on October 27th. But with that unveiling still over a week away, Droid Life has published leaked print ads for the phones that spell out some of their features.

The boldest and most interesting claim is that the Droid Turbo 2 will include a "shatterproof" screen. We still have no idea how Motorola has managed to accomplish this, or exactly which materials have made the latest Droid's display so durable. (Perhaps we'll see a return to plastic?) Both companies must be pretty confident of the phone's toughness if they're willing to make "shatterproof" an actual selling point. It's basically a challenge, so get ready for endless drop tests on YouTube once this phone launches. Verizon seems poised to offer $300 worth of trade-in credit for any phone you bring the carrier — even if the screen is busted.

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The leaked ads also reveal that you'll be able to personalize the Droid Turbo 2 through Moto Maker, marking the first time Motorola's customization tool will extend to cover the Verizon-exclusive Droid line. The ad copy reveals that options like leather and ballistic nylon — a carryover from the first Droid Turbo — will be available via Moto Maker. What's more interesting is that it sounds like Motorola will let customers refresh their Droid Turbo 2 one time during the course of ownership. You'll need to buy the 64GB model to get this freebie, but the freedom to switch up your phone's design on a whim seems worth the extra expense.

And then there's the Droid Maxx 2, which is basically just a rebadged Moto X Play that touts 48-hour battery life as its standout feature. Perhaps the best thing about these devices is that they finally ditch the capacitive buttons that have regularly appeared on Droid phones. I'm still not a huge fan of the (now outdated) Verizon checkmark on the front of the Turbo 2, but it definitely looks better in black. And it'll definitely be fascinating to hear the story on this "shatterproof" screen, so keep it locked on The Verge as we get closer to the Droid event later this month.