Verizon and Motorola announce the Droid Maxx 2 and Droid Turbo 2

Verizon defined Android devices with the Droid brand a few years ago and continues to release carrier-specific Motorola devices.

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Motorola and Verizon typically launch new Motorola Droid devices after the new Moto X line and today brings us the new Motorola Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2.

ZDNet's Kevin Tofel is on site in New York and will follow-up this announcement with hands-on impressions and more.

The Motorola Droid Maxx was released in 2013, followed by the Droid Turbo in 2014. Both lines are updated this year with the existing Droid Turbo sticking around as the lower-priced option. The two new phones will launch on Verizon on October 29.

Droid Turbo 2

The Droid Turbo 2 is the high end model with a 5.4 inch 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution display, Snapdragon 810 processor, 32GB/64GB internal storage and microSD card slot, 3,760 mAh battery, and 21 megapixel rear camera. You can also order the 64GB model from the Moto Maker site.

Kevin previously wrote about the rumored shatterproof screen on the Droid Turbo 2 and that appears to be a valid rumor with the Moto Shatter Shield technology.

The Droid Turbo 2 will be $26 per month for 24 months ($624 retail price) or $30 per month for 24 months ($720 retail price) with the Moto Maker option.

Droid Maxx 2

The Droid Maxx 2 has a 5.5 inch 1080 x 1920 resolution display, Snapdragon 617 processor, 16GB internal storage with microSD card slot, 21 megapixel rear camera, and 5 megapixel front-facing camera.

The Droid Maxx claim to fame was very long battery life and it appears that this new model will continue that trend with a reported 48 hour battery life. This battery life is likely due to the mid-range processor and large 3,630 mAh battery.

You'll also be able to personalize your Maxx 2 with 5 additional interchangeable Motorola Shells (sold separately) featuring a soft grip texture available in different colors. Or boost protection without adding bulk by choosing a Motorola Flip Shell in one of 3 color combinations.

The Droid Maxx 2 will be $16 per month for 24 months ($384 retail price).