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Is this the first appearance of the Motorola Moto Maxx?

A international version of the recently launched Motorola DROID Turbo could launch as the Motorola Moto Maxx and here’s the first (un)official image.

When the Motorola DROID Turbo launched last week, there were some very mixed feelings about the whole affair. Almost everyone to get their mitts on one was effusive in their praise of the device, with its huge 3900mAh battery and incredibly fast performance; however with the device being a Verizon-only exclusive it seemed that it would be receiving a fairly limited launch, and only in the USA, leaving the rest of the smartphone world slightly disappointed.

Moto Maxx launch image

However, photos of a new device have surfaced today, bearing the moniker ‘MOTO MAXX’ which the eagle-eyed amongst us have noticed appears almost identical to the DROID Turbo in everything but name. It’s no great surprise that the device would be rebranded elsewhere, given the fact that the ‘DROID’ branding is actually owned by Lucasfilm and is only licenced for use by Verizon.

Brazillian press outlets started receiving invites to a Moto MAXX event last week, which means that a launch is imminent, but in the meantime what we do know is that the device offers 64GB of on-board storage, a 5.2-inch QUAD HD screen with a resolution of 565PPI, a 2.7GHz quad-core processor and a whopping 21-megapixel rear camera. It also offers a ‘Turbo Charging‘ feature on its 3900mAh battery, which means you’ll be able to take advantage of the 15 minute, eight-hour battery boost.

It’s not clear yet where Motorola intends to sell the device, although Latin America is a fair guess given the Brazilian launch, but we can only hope that it, or something similar, will show up in the UK at some point – dare we hope for a pre-Christmas treat?