Motorola Droid Turbo 2 Brings Shatterproof Display And Moto Maker Customization Tool

Motorola reportedly has two smartphones on tap for a special event to be held on October 27th. The first of the two smartphones, both of which are destined for Verizon Wireless, is the Droid Maxx 2.

We’ve talked about the Droid Maxx 2 on a few occasions here at HotHardware, and it is essence just a rebadged version of the Moto X Play that was released globally earlier this year. That means you’ll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with 2GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 21MP rear camera, and a long-running 3630 mAh battery (which Motorola claims can last up to 48 hours per charge). 

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But the second device, the Droid Turbo 2, is perhaps the most interesting. Print ads showing the Droid Turbo 2 have leaked out ahead of the official unveil and tout the device as having “the world’s first shatterproof screen.” We don’t know exactly how Motorola was able to achieve this feat, but it’s an interesting claim nonetheless. A shatterproof display is perhaps the Holy Grail of smartphone durability, so we’ll be very interested to see how Motorola was able to pull this off.

Motorola will also offer up its colorific Moto Maker customization tool with the Droid Turbo 2, which allows you to configure your smartphone in up to 1,000 different combinations, including leather- or ballistic nylon-covered back covers. Motorola is also taking the commendable step of allowing customers that purchase a 64GB version of the Droid Turbo 2 to send their phone back once to receive a “design refresh” using the Moto Maker. That’s a pretty nice perk in our books, and should help to bring some new life to a smartphone once you get tired of its look six months or so into ownership.

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One other thing that were were able to glean from the leaked advertisement is that Verizon will give you a $300 credit if you trade-in your existing smartphone to purchase a new Droid Turbo 2. This $300 offer even applies if your smartphone has a cracked screen — we’re assuming this a clever tie-in to the aforementioned shatterproof display.

We’ll learn more about both smartphones later this month, so we’ll revisit these two smartphones then (or earlier if more information leaks ahead of time).