Here is a press shot of the drool-producing Motorola DROID Turbo (UPDATE: More pictures added)

Here is a press shot of the drool-producing Motorola DROID Turbo (UPDATE: More pictures added)
Motorola is certainly aiming to please. Not only is it the manufacturer behind the well-spec'd Nexus 6, it also has another top-shelf model on the way. We've seen images leaked of the Motorola DROID Turbo, including a quick peek from the DroidLanding website, which quickly was taken down. While the DROID Turbo isn't yet official, if you subscribe to the "where there is smoke there is fire" way of thinking, this handset is a done deal.

On Sunday, a press photo of the Motorola DROID Turbo was leaked, showing off the black and red versions of the device. While earlier pictures revealed a Kevlar back for the phone, the new press shots show a textured finish. The images were tweeted by Evan Blass, who still uses the @evleaks username for his Twitter account and has apparently come out of retirement.

The latest speculation has the phone sporting a 5.2 inch glass with resolution of 1440 x 2560. A quad-core 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 CPU powers the device, which includes 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. A 21MP snapper, which includes 4K video capture, is featured on back. The battery, at 3900mAh, is a main feature of the DROID Turbo. Motorola says it will provide enough juice for two days of operation without requiring a recharge. And using the Turbo charger will allow you to get 8 hours of use from the phone, after only 15 minutes of charging.

While Motorola has recently become an afterthought in the Android handset market after manufacturers like Samsung, LG and HTC rolled out some powerful flagship devices earlier this year, it looks like the brand is back with a vengeance.


source: @evleaks via AndroidCentral

UPDATE: Check out a trio of new Motorola DROID Turbo photos below. The latest word is that the phone will be unveiled on October 28th.


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source: gadgetzarena

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DROID Turbo
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3900 mAh

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62 Comments

1. Busyboy unregistered

Love the specs, but don't like the looks.

8. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Any GSM unlocked version of this monster?

42. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No. It's a Droid. All Droids are for Verizon.

49. Phooey506

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

Its coming to at&t under a different name.

19. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

IMO, this looks same/better than the Nexus 6, has a smaller form factor, bigger battery, and offers physical buttons so part of the screen isn't wasted. Wish Google had decided not to go all "whale" with the Nexus 6. Or if they just had to go with a 6" phone, they should have figured out how to cram a K1 Denver in there :)

23. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

This is for developers plain and simple.

25. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Because developers need a "whale"? :)

32. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

How is 5.2" a whale? I swear there are some Froto sized dudes here. If 5.2" is big to you then you're not of normal sized proportions.

40. CommentBoxEnforcer

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

He was talking about the nexus 6 being a "whale"

43. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Looks more this device has capacitive buttons, not physical buttons. Physical buttons are like the power button, volume buttons, and on some devices the home button that actually move and some "click" when pressed.

45. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

on screen buttons are out of the way nowadays.

2. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Better than n6

3. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

I love the size. I love the camera. I love the battery. Do I have to say better than Nexus 6?

4. ABDULGHAFOOR

Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

no :P

31. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

I wish the camera is on par with at least the iPhone 6 or the S5. It probably won't though so I wouldn't hold your breath.

48. moparmatt

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

on par? dude, this thing has the 21mp camera from the experia series, apple is still behind

54. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Megapixel size means nothing when taking pictures. The things that matter are the sensor size and the software algorithms running the sensor. Motorola is known for lackluster photos due to their software. I would not hold my breath on this taking good pictures until the samples are released.

55. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Sensor size doesn't even matter in the hands of a company like Motorola. Iirc the original Moto X had a larger sensor than other competing devices and it still took the worst pictures.

5. stijnvbrummelen

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

Why verizon only, not just unlocked for the hole world

6. Busyboy unregistered

Because Verizon has exclusive rights for the Droid line.

62. hallucinogenius

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Because Verizon pays LucasArts.

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

there will be a GSM variant. It just wont be called a Droid.

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

How fast is a quad-core "2.7 inch" Snapdragon 805? lol. It does look like an awesome phone. If it comes with the same features as the new Moto X, It might be worth a look at.

21. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

That 2.7" includes the carbon nanofiber heatsink that connects up to the woven carbon fiber back. So the 2.7" SD805 can turbo up to 5Ghz :)

10. sepultura

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

Holy s**t!

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

So... the snapdragon processor has grown to 2.7 inches? LOL. Silly typo PA :) Regardless, this is the exact specs im looking for. Its not nearly the looker that my N4 is (and really, what phone is?), but it doesnt matter since all of its good looks are kept in a case anyways.

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Oh! So someone else actually read the article? lol.

16. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Maybe he just read your comment and said it in different words :)

13. scarface21173

Posts: 691; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

UK PLEASE

35. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

That would be the Motorola "Milestone Turbo". :)

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