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Official Motorola DROID Turbo photo apparently posted by DroidLanding

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Official Motorola DROID Turbo photo apparently posted by DroidLanding
@DroidLanding, an official Twitter account used to tease upcoming launches, just revealed a photo of an unannounced smartphone. Almost certainly, this is the Motorola DROID Turbo that we’ve been hearing about in the last few months.

The official image shows the handset’s back, pretty much confirming that this previously leaked photo was not a fake. As you can see, this is a red DROID Turbo, which will likely be released alongside a black version.

Just yesterday, we told you that the DROID Turbo should come with a massive 3900 mAh battery that could be fully charged in 3 hours. Other expected features include: a 5.2-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels and a 565 ppi density, quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.7 GHz, 3 GB of RAM, and a 20.7 MP rear camera with dual LED flash.

It’s said that Motorola and Verizon plan to announced the DROID Turbo at the end of this month. Until then, take a look at the photo posted today by DroidLanding, plus some images extracted from the upcoming smartphone’s User Guide:

Update: @DroidLanding deleted its tweet. No worries, we still have the photo!


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posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:08 10

1. Sakeem (Posts: 417; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


That red looks crazy! I would get the black instead though. So much to choose from. Note 4 or Nexus 6 or Droid Turbo.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:29 1

7. Be_Mine (Posts: 56; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


iPhone 6...LOL :D

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:32 13

11. Sakeem (Posts: 417; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Nope. Iphone is not on my list of might haves.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 13:08 4

24. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I'd say NOTE IV Sakeem. S PEN QHD removeable battery.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 13:20 1

28. SupermanayrB (Posts: 471; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


S Pen & removable battery no, QHD & SD card slot, yes.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 13:46 2

31. Sakeem (Posts: 417; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


It's going to be a tough decision. I wish i could merge all the phones into one. lolololol. One super phone that destroys them all!!!! Thanks for the suggestion though. I think i will wait obviously for the official unvielings and the numerous unboxing and usage videos that will be all over youtube.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 14:33 7

38. CyberFalcon (Posts: 223; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Then that ONE Phone should have
1) LG's or Samsung's display.
2) Samsung's Camera with Sony Sensors
3) HTC Boom Speakers
4) Motorola's Custom Processor along with all other goodies.
5) HTC or Sony's Design
6) Moto Maker Customization
and finally
7) Google's Pure Android...

My Precioooooouuuuuuus....................

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 14:34

39. Sakeem (Posts: 417; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


who's virtual assistant??

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 15:43 1

50. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Google Now for search and Cortana for tasks.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 15:43

49. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Pure Android with split screen multitasking.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 15:56

51. Sakeem (Posts: 417; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Sigh.........if only such a phone existed with everything listed here. Probably would cost $1000, but i think that would be worth it.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 22:04

58. naittosan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


How can it be a hard decision if Samsung is giving you 200 dollars for any working phone on a trade in

posted on 11 Oct 2014, 10:05

65. Sakeem (Posts: 417; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


It's not really about the money. That is a good deal. I'm not sold on TouchWiz. I like the near stock experience of moto phones and Nexus...how can you go wrong? I will wait for video reviews of real world usage before buying.

posted on 11 Oct 2014, 17:32

68. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


root and cyanogenmod bro

posted on 11 Oct 2014, 17:57

69. Sakeem (Posts: 417; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


True. Always an option to do that. I went to Best Buy and toyed around with the Note 4 and the Note Edge. The Edge is a decent phone. I was pleasantly surprised by it. The 4 of course was also great in my opinion. The S Pen was very accurate. Not sure how often i would use it though.

posted on 11 Oct 2014, 00:32

61. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)


I hate it that it doesn't have on screen nav keys. WHO does that? (except the rebellious Samsung)

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:11 2

2. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Looks sexy. So tempting. Good job on the designing part moto.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 14:48 1

42. KingDingaLing (Posts: 324; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Looks cool. Almost looks like suede.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:13 1

3. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 217; Member since: 15 May 2013)


I don't seem to get the answer to this crucial question: is it a Verizon exclusive or is it coming to Europe also?

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:17

4. Rager722 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


Seems to be a Verizon exclusive.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:33

12. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 217; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Damn...

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:24 3

6. roldefol (Posts: 4108; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Well, there was an FCC filing for a GSM version of this phone, so there's some hope for you. It might not have the same colors or design though.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:35 1

13. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3920; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Saw that too, but everyone seems to be ignoring it for some reason. It was identical to this phone but with GSM bands in it. IIRC, it's rumored to be called the Moto Maxx, a name which Motorola filed for trademark a few months back. If so it'd be similar to how they released the Motorola Milestone as a GSM variant to Verizon's OG Motorola Droid. They were essentially the same phone except for the cellular bands they supported.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:39

15. roldefol (Posts: 4108; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


True. It would certainly stifle any critics who feel the Moto X with its pedestrian Snapdragon 801 and piddly 1080 screen aren't flagship enough.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 13:54

36. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2157; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


The quality of the Moto X screen is more important than the resolution. It's just a poor quality screen on a phone that has a Motorola camera (meh) and pedestrian battery life.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 14:17

37. roldefol (Posts: 4108; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I wonder who's supplying Moto their AMOLED screens. I thought it was Samsung, but by the numbers, the 1080 screen on the S5 is far superior to the X. Both maximum and minimum brightness pale in comparison.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 14:59

44. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3920; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


As far as I know, anyone other than Samsung is using an Amoled screen, where Samsung is keeping their Super Amoled screen for themselves.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:36

14. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 217; Member since: 15 May 2013)


That would be awesome, it really looks like the almost perfect smartphone to me.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 13:12 1

25. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Specwise, its exactly what I'm looking for. Sightly bigger screen than my N4 without getting into phablet territory, nice big camera, and even bigger battery. If/when they launch a "with google" version of this phone I'd totally buy it.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 13:19

27. roldefol (Posts: 4108; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Were I in the market this year, this is the phone I would buy. I was iffy before because QHD is a waste at 5.2", but looking at what Samsung was able to pull out of the Note 4, and with that humongous battery, this looks damn good.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 14:37

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


Well considering the Adreno 420 performance holds up even at 1440p, and the LTE-A version of the Galaxy S5 didn't have any adverse effects on the display compared to the regular version, you won't really notice the 1440p screen at all, so why not?

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 15:10 1

46. roldefol (Posts: 4108; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Because the 805 + 1080 would blow away the competition in benchmarks, instead of just edging them. And then Moto could have performance bragging rights instead of just "ultra HD" looking good on paper.

I'm still bitter that the Moto X/Maxx were dismissed as "midrange specs", even though the combination of Adreno 320 and 720 screen made them super smooth. :)

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 22:56

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


That is true, but I feel like a higher resolution display is easier to market than better performance. I'm hoping they make another Mini version this year with all the same specs, but a smaller, lower resolution screen. There haven't been any leaks of it, but maybe Motorola will surprise us. A 4.5-4.7" 1080 or 720p screen with the Snapdragon 805/3 GB of RAM would be amazing, and even with the smaller form factor, they could easily fit a 3,000 mAh battery into it.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 23:28 1

60. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its all about sales. People want "newer, better, bigger... numbers"... even if it doesnt actually add up to anything.

I'll put my 720p nexus 4 screen up to any of them and see a negligible difference. The human eye cant tell.. 99% of any difference is contrast ratios and your own perceptial bias. What small difference there is isnt really worth writing home about. I'd rather have the performance and battery gains by NOT going to crazy and pointless resolutions.

posted on 11 Oct 2014, 07:31

63. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 217; Member since: 15 May 2013)


I agree to an extent (Quad HD definitely doesn't differ much from 1080p on a smartphone sized screen), but as far as the N4 goes, its screen clearly looks outdated compared to current screens, even if it has little to do with resolution.

posted on 12 Oct 2014, 22:56

73. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


And when is the last time you used an N4. The screen is anything but outdated. It's extremely color accurate, touch accurate, and clear. 720,1080,1440... At this size, it's all advertising and nothing else. The PPI is higher than the human eye can see already.

posted on 11 Oct 2014, 17:58

70. Sakeem (Posts: 417; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


I agree.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:19 1

5. Rager722 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


This phone looks beast! Wish it wasn't Verizon network exclusive

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:29

9. roldefol (Posts: 4108; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


The Droid brand has been Verizon exclusive all along. They could sell it on other networks or for EU, they would just have to change the branding and possibly the design language. Both the RAZR and RAZR HD were sold overseas, while AT&T and Sprint got carrier-specific variants.

I think it behooves Moto to get a flagship on more carriers. Last year the Moto X and Droid Ultra were very similar, but this is a different beast from the new Moto X.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:45

17. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 217; Member since: 15 May 2013)


I also believe the RAZR Maxx/Maxx HD were sold overseas, though I'm not 100% sure.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:49 1

19. roldefol (Posts: 4108; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Maxx yes, Maxx HD no. The Razr HD had good battery life in its own right.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 17:59

55. aymnga (Posts: 29; Member since: 19 Aug 2012)


I live in Iraq and I buy razr maxx and what a great battery

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:29

8. Mreveryphone (Posts: 476; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Looks like the G3

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:30 1

10. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Looks good, but I don't really care for the red. This is going to be a solid iPhone competitor...

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:43 2

16. roldefol (Posts: 4108; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I'm betting red and black, just like the Ultra last year. Nice to have choices.

Forget the iPhone, with a Snapdragon 805 and a 3900 mAh battery, this is going to be competitive with everything.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:47

18. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Yup. I just wish it wasn't exclusive to Verizon...

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 15:00

45. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3920; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


See posts 6 & 13.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:52

22. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 433; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


This will have Moto Maker with it. You can get whatever color scheme you want, even leather, woods, or other materials.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:51

20. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 433; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Finally, people will get to see how awesome the Moto displays are. The active display or whatever you call it is great. I bought a Moto X not knowing about that feature, then I fell in love with it.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:53 2

23. roldefol (Posts: 4108; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I bought the Droid Maxx for three reasons: battery, stock UI, and Active Display. It may not have been the best screen on the market, but it was definitely the most useful.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 13:48

34. Sakeem (Posts: 417; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Great comment. Best is not always the most useful. I really want to try active display.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 12:51

21. ryanlockovich (Posts: 27; Member since: 17 Jul 2014)


I still want the Moto X 2014. Ive never been a fan of droids.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 13:17

26. Bondurant (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


waving hands to turn off alarm is awesome. good innovation.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 13:29

29. nivek4011 (Posts: 14; Member since: 31 Jul 2014)


IF this monster has stereo speakers IT WILL BE PERFECT. Totally mine.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 13:48 1

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


No stereo speakers, just a single speaker. At least it's front facing, though.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 13:42

30. ishan.heru (Posts: 69; Member since: 31 Aug 2014)


It looks like Ferrari red !!

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 13:47 1

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


Now that's sexy. I really hope they used matte Kevlar on it instead of the glossy coating they put on the Droid Mini/Ultra. Also, I hope they make a mini version with a 4.5-4.7" screen as a Z3 Compact competitor. That would make it perfect.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 13:53

35. Micah007 (Posts: 254; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)


That looks great, much better than the impression the manual leak gave us.

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 14:36 1

40. B-power (Posts: 242; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


this would be a better nexus

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 14:54

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


looks better than i though it would and i'd be lying if i said i wasn't tempted to return my 2nd gen Moto X for this but i am pretty over having Droid devices. the Turbo seems to be setting out to restore life to the Droid Brand but i want Moto's Flagship brand, not the secondary brand that Motorola makes for Verizon to influence in some deal breakingly negative ways.

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