Verizon and Motorola are updating the Droid family of Android smartphones with two new models. The Droid Turbo 2 is the first phone to feature Motorola’s new ShatterShield technology for a screen that’s said to be entirely shatterproof, and the Droid Maxx 2 is a more affordable phone with a big battery.
Both are available from Verizon starting October 29th, and the Moto Droid Turbo 2 will also be the first Droid-branded phone to be customizable using the Moto Maker web tool. Verizon says there will be about a thousand different ways to customize the design of the phone using Moto Maker.
The Moto Droid Turbo 2 has a 5.4 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, a 21MP rear camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera.
The Moto Droid Turbo 2 features a 3,760 mAh battery for up to 2 days of run time, and it features “Turbo Power” fast charging which is said to offer up to 13 hours of battery life from a 15 minute charge.
If those specs sound familiar, that’s because we saw this phone leaked a while back. At the time it was referred to as the Moto Bounce — and the name makes sense for a phone with a shatterproof screen.
Motorola says that screen is actually a 5-component system, with an aluminum core, a flexible AMOLED display, a dual touch layer, and interior and exterior lenses.
Other specs for the Droid Turbo 2 include 3GB of RAM, a microSD card slot (for up to 2TB of removable storage), 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, and NFC.
The new Droid Maxx 2, meanwhile, features a 3,630 mAh battery for up to 2 days of battery life and Turbo Charge (for up to 8 hours of battery life from a 15 minute charge).
This phone also has a 21MP camera, a 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, and a microSD card slot for up to 128GB of removable storage. Other features include a Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 5MP front camera, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC.
Verizon wills ell the new Droid Turbo 2 for $26 per month (with a contract) for a 32GB model or $30 per month for a 64GB version. For a limited time the wireless carrier will also offer up to $300 when you trade in an old phone… even if it has a broken screen.
The Droid Maxx 2 will run $16 per month. And the original Droid Turbo continues to be available for $20 per month.
Off-contract prices start at $624 for the Droid Turbo 2 and $384 for the Droid Maxx 2.