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Motorola announces Moto Maxx, price starts at USD 875

Motorola announced the Moto Maxx on November 5 in Brazil, which is the global variant of DROID Turbo. There is no word from the company if it is making its way to India anytime soon. Motorola is now a Lenovo company.


The Moto Maxx features a 5.2-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) AMOLED display which has 565 ppi and also comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by 2.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 (APQ8084) processor with 600 MHz Adreno 420 GPU. The smartphone comes with 3 GB of RAM and has 64 GB of internal memory which cannot be expanded via microSD card. The device runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop in the near future.

The Moto Maxx comes with a 21-megapixel auto-focus rear primary camera with dual LED flash and has f/2.0 aperture. It is also capable of recording 4K videos. On the front, it has a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. The new beast from Motorola is 8.3-11.2 mm thick because of its curved body and weighs 176 grams. It is also water-resistant.

The Motorola Moto Maxx includes 4G LTE/3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (dual band) a/b/g/n/, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS, GLONASS and NFC as connectivity options. The smartphone packs in a whopping 3,900 mAh battery under the hood which promises up to 48 hours of battery life with above average usage. The Motorola Turbo Charger also promises eight hours of power in just a 15 minute charge.

The Moto Maxx is available in Black Ballistic Nylon colour variant and has been priced at 2199 Brazilian Real (US $875) which is Rs 53,675 INR. The smartphone will be available starting today (November 8) in Brazil and would be available in Mexico in mid-November. The company has revealed that Moto Maxx will launch in Latin American countries soon but there are no details about the launch in India and other Asian markets.

Motorola currently sells Moto X, Moto G and Moto E in India and has promised Android Lollipop update for them as soon as possible.

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