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Latest Motorola DROID Ultra leak shows both sides of eagerly awaited handset

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Latest Motorola DROID Ultra leak shows both sides of eagerly awaited handset
Following up on its tweet revealing an image of the Motorola DROID MAXX (XT-1080M), evleaks has disseminated a new picture on Monday, revealing a render of both sides of the Motorola DROID Ultra (XT-1080). The Kevlar build remains a hallmark of the recent DROID line and the Ultra is definitely going to to live up to its name specs-wise. We anticipate seeing the phone launch with a 5 inch screen featuring resolution of 1080 x 1920, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM. With the Motorola Moto X already pegged as offering a mid-range experience, this might be the highest spec'd DROID model for now.

A couple of comments about the cosmetics of the device. The Motorola DROID Ultra is thinner than the 'MAXX' version that evleaks outed the other day. This makes sense because of the thicker cell used for the extended battery. Also, the phone will be available in black, white (XT-1080W) and red (XT-1080R). We should also point out the lack of any branding on the front of the phone save for a small Motorola bat wings logo on the front corner of the phone.

While we are told not to expect the Motorola Moto X at the manufacturer's July 11th event, no one said anything about the new DROID models.

Back and front rendering of the Motorola DROID Ultra

Back and front rendering of the Motorola DROID Ultra


source: TheUnLockr via AndroidGuys

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posted on 08 Jul 2013, 13:53 1

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


Only flaw you might be able to point out with this phone would the camera :)

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 14:04 8

7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Even then, Google did say they wanted to focus on cameras, so this camera might actually be decent. The text around the camera module looks like it says 10 megapixels, which is the same that is rumored for the Moto X

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 15:56 8

27. PK1983 (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


The only flaw is the fact that it will be a Verizon phone which means bloatwear up the ass, updates as fast as a snail, CDMA not GSM standard, and no unlimited data which means that LTE chip is being wasted.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 16:42 1

29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Or, you know, LTE coverage all over the US.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 17:35

37. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


True, but for me in Chicago, I have NEVER seen the LTE speeds go over 10mbps (I'm downtown) and the signal penetration through walls is pretty wimpy.

Also yeah, I'm on a 2gb data limit and it really does suck. You hit that amount in no time. I'd kill for 5gb.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 13:53

2. Meleagru (Posts: 92; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


Who is seriously expecting another Motorola Droid?

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 13:58 8

3. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Verizon. :P

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 13:59 2

4. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I want to give Moto a chance, and this device looks like my dream phone (pending camera evaluation). What's more likely to give me good software support, a Droid or the Verizon Moto X?

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 14:05

8. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The Moto X would definitely get better support, even though it's on Verizon.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 14:32 1

13. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Kind of like the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon?

Sorry, I had to. We've all been burned.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 15:02

16. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


It still got better updates than most carrier branded devices.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 15:13

19. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


True. It may ultimately come down to size and feel then, since the UI and camera are likely identical. If the Moto X is only a 4.5" screen (splitting the difference between the iPhone and Galaxy), I'm not interested.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 15:33

21. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Yeah, if you want a big display, the Moto X probably isn't your choice.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 15:48 3

25. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


My RAZR went from Gingerbread to ICS to JB, and the updates came in a timely fashion, that is why you buy a flagship phone RIGHT when it comes out. You catch the full upgrade path that way. Typed using my RAZR

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 16:53

31. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I dont see how the X phone is better than Verizon DROID version.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 17:13

33. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it won't be better, just different.
Motorola will probably make pretty clear distinctions between their Google babies and their Droid handsets.

Droid handsets will be more expensive Verizon-ized Powerhouses
and the initial Google influenced devices will be inexpensive with more mid range specs but they'll probably make people more happy because
Google will see to it that they get quick updates and Motorola will be giving consumers more personalzation options.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 17:14

34. papss (unregistered)


Spec wise it won't be close. My guess is software inhancements.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 18:39

39. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I think you misunderstood. He was asking which would get better support; the Verizon Moto X, or a Droid branded phone like the Ultra in the article. The obvious answer is the Moto X because it is the pure Google device that will get updates near instantly. Even though it's on Verizon, it will still get better updates than the Moto-skinned Droid Ultra.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 19:32

44. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I'm expecting pretty much the same Moto skin on both phones. Whatever always-on features they add, it will be Moto software, not stock.

And my comment about the VZW Nexus was to the point about "near instant" updates. Anything Verizon touches is subject to Verizon testing, unless it's an iPhone.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 19:48

46. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Well the Moto X should be completely stock, it is Google's phone after all. The Droid Ultra I would think Motorola would add onto it, because that really is their flagship. So, The Moto X's updates will go through Google to Verizon, but the Droid Ultra will have to wait until Motorola gets done adding onto it before it goes to Verizon. It shouldn't take long because Motorola's skin is very light, but still slower than the Moto X.

The Galaxy Nexus update on Verizon was delaying for a few months, but it was still much faster than any other carrier branded Android phone. The Galaxy Nexus was in the generation of the Galaxy S2 and Droid Razr, and neither of those got Jelly Bean until 2013, while the Verizon Galaxy Nexus got it in September.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 14:03 1

5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


That's a very glossy Kevlar, looks more like carbon fiber. Also, it looks like the text around the camera says it's 10 megapixels, the same mentioned for the Moto X.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 15:38 2

22. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I think that's just a way to make it look 'shiny'. Not the actual appearance.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 14:03 2

6. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Not really sure about the SD800 processor but if it has it, I'm in.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 14:08

9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Well, we were also hoping for the S4 Pro on the Razr HD, but instead we got the typical S4 Plus even though the S4 Pro was readily available. At the very least I would think they would put in a Snapdragon 600, but the 800 is welcome.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 14:13

10. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Hope forever, expect nothing, I guess. Whatever they put inside the Ultra, it should support LTE-A. Heck, it should outdo anything else on Verizon for the rest of the year. It's about time we had a stellar all-around Droid.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 14:25 1

11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


mmm, I never realized how much I've missed smexy Moto designs. o:
this may very well be a phone for me.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 14:27

12. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I like how rounded and streamlined the Ultra is. Finally moving away from the identifiably awkward octagonal Razr look. And forget about side bezels - check out the trim top.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 18:54

42. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


you're right. I hadn't noticed that. that may be the Chemical X for the design of this thing.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 19:56

47. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Motorola-X-phone-to-have-a-smaller-M-version-Droid-Blast-sharing-feature-leaks_id42862

Remember this post, and how people were wondering where the on screen buttons were, well the Droid Ultra doesn't have on screen buttons apparently. Mystery solved.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 21:14

48. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I'm kind of hoping the Ultra doesn't have on-screen buttons because it's an LCD, not AMOLED.

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