Flipkart teased the launch of the Motorola Moto Maxx, aka the Droid Turbo, in India last month.
It has been really quiet on the news front, until today.
In an interview with the Economic Times, Motorola’s India Head, Amit Boni said
We will be launching the Moto Turbo for our consumers, which has the latest Qualcomm processor, high-resolution 21MP camera and long-lasting battery life with a 3900mAh battery, and is built on pure Android for the fastest, most flexible and easiest user experience. The price will be worth it.
So, it is confirmed that the Moto Maxx will be sold as the Moto Turbo in India.
Why not the Droid Turbo, you ask? Well, it is because American telco, Verizon Wireless, holds the trademark and copyrights for “Droid”, which they acquired from Lucasfilm, the company behind Star Wars franchise, which featured robots called as “Droids”.
Moto Turbo Specifications:
|Operating System||Android 4.4.4 KitKat|
|Display||5.2-inch AMOLED 2560×1440 Quad HD,
565ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
|Processor||2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Quad Core|
|GPU||Adreno 420 GPU 600MHz|
|RAM||3 GB LP DDR3|
|Camera||Rear: 21 Megapixels, f/2.0, 4K UHD video capture, 4x digital zoom,
Slow motion video,Auto HDR, Panorama
Front: 2 Megapixels
|Storage||32GB (Black Ballistic Nylon, Metallic Black, Metallic Red)
64GB (Black Ballistic Nylon)
|Connectivity||Micro USB, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, WiFi, GSM, HSPA+, 4G LTE,|
|Dimensions||Ballistic Nylon: 143.5 x 73.3 x 11.2 mm
Metalized Fiber: 143.5 x 73.3 x 10.6 mm
|Weight||Ballistic Nylon: 176g
Metalized Fiber: 169g
The Moto Turbo retails for about $870, which is around Rs. 54,000. The phone will be sold exclusively on Flipkart, however we do not have a concrete date for its Indian launch yet.