High-spec Moto Maxx announced for Latin America only

Motorola has announced a variant of its recently-announced Droid Turbo will be available in Latin America, but there’s still no sign of a European launch.

The Moto Maxx smartphone, which is a replica of the US-only Droid Turbo phone, is available now in Brazil with Mexico other countries in the region gaining access later this month.

The high-spec handset brings a 5.2-inch qHD screen with an impressive screen resolution of 2560×1440 (565ppi).

Motorola pledges to bring the “most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon processor you can get”, meaning it’s likely rocking a quad-core Snapdragon 805 chip under the bonnet.

The Lenovo-owned company has also crammed in a 3900mAh battery, which it claims will last for 48 hours on a single charge. Meanwhile, Moto’s Turbo Charging tech will replenish the Maxx with 8-hours worth of juice in just 15-minutes.

The 4G Ready phone will come with a maximum of 64GB of built in storage, while there’s a 21-megapixel camera which can also shoot 4K video.

The Moto Maxx is the first to be designed with ‘premium ballistic nylon,’ which the company describes as a “high-quality durable material with a distinctive texture and rich colour.”

The material, which Moto says users may recognise from outdoor gear like backpacks, is complemented by a lager of super-strong DuPont Kevlar fiber. Of course, Gorilla Glass 3 is also on board to protect the display from the odd spill.

Moto also promises the Pure Android experience synonymous with its handsets released since the short-lived alliance with Google. That means there’s no custom UIs and fast access to the latest versions of Android.

This is great news for smartphone fans across the Atlantic, but there’s still no word on when the Droid Turbo or the Moto Maxx variant will be available in Europe.

Reports last week claimed the global roll out would be announced on Wednesday, but an event in Sao Paolo only brought word of the Latin American release.

Read more: Motorola Moto X 2014 review


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