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Leaked photos show Droid-branded Moto X Play for US customers

Leaked photos show Droid-branded Moto X Play for US customers

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This weekend, we heard that the Android Moto X Play and Moto X Pure Edition smartphones might be making their way to US shores, rebranded as new Droid handsets from Verizon. Now, newly leaked images published by Android Police appear to show a Droid-branded Moto X Play, or, at least, an as-yet unreleased handset with near-identical specs to the Motorola device that will be available in non-US markets.

The Maxx range is known for big batteries, and the X play has a whopper

The would-be Droid Maxx 2 (which has swapped its usual red livery for a blue, fish scale pattern) has 2GB of RAM, a 21-megapixel camera, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, and a Snapdragon 615 SoC. These are all the same as what we know the Moto X Play offers, right down to the substantial 3630 mAh battery. (Long battery life has always been a staple of Maxx smartphones.) However, there is one slight difference: with the leaked device apparently only including just over 8GB of internal storage, half of the minimum 16GB storage offered by the X Play.

This discrepancy might suggest that Verizon has made some other hardware changes, but we obviously can't say for sure at this point. Previous rumors have suggested that the device will sell for around $300, meaning that Verizon's rebranded Moto X Pure Edition (presumably appearing as the Droid Turbo 2) will be the pricier, higher-specced option.

The rear of the DROID Maxx 2 aka the Moto X Play. (Android Police)