Plenty of rumors have surrounded the arrival of the Motorola Droid Maxx 2. And now, Google itself has all but confirmed that the battery-focused smartphone is indeed coming to the United States very soon.
The confirmation comes from a Google support page detailing which smartphones have support for Google's next-generation Chromecast. Aside from the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, Google has listed a "Droid Maxx 2 (Verizon) or Moto X Play (Rest of World" as one of the Chromecast-compatible devices.
Google has already deleted the upcoming smartphone from the support page, but not quick enough to stop the swift-moving folks at Phandroid from taking a screenshot of the web page.
For weeks, the midrange Droid Maxx 2 and its higher-end brother, the Droid Turbo 2, which is simply the U.S. version of the Moto X Style, have been the subject of rumors as Motorola fans speculate on the arrival date of the two smartphones.
Motorola unveiled the Moto X Play and the Moto X Style in September, but fans were disappointed to learn that these devices will not be launched in the U.S. Instead, they will be available under Verizon's Droid brand as the Droid Maxx 2 and the Droid Turbo 2.
Not surprisingly, the still-to-come Droid Maxx 2 is rumored to have a quad-core Snapdragon 614 chipset clocked at 1.7 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of built-in storage with room for a 128 GB micro SD card. The reported 5.5-inch display will have a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels translating to a decent 401 ppi. At the back is said to be a 21-megapixel camera paired with a 5-megapixel shooter in front for video conferencing.
The most notable feature of the upcoming smartphone, however, is the massive 3,630 mAh battery, which is similar to the battery on the Moto X Play. This isn't very surprising, though, since the Droid Maxx lineup seems to build its reputation on its humongous batteries. The original Droid Maxx, for instance, has a 3,500 mAh battery, only slightly smaller than its rumored successor.
Just exactly when Verizon might announce the Droid Maxx 2 is still unsure, but we reported earlier that Big Red is said to be planning to introduce the Droid Turbo 2 on Oct. 15, with a launch date to follow on Oct. 29, so it is likely we can expect a mention of the Droid Maxx 2 in mid-October as well.