Motorola DROID Turbo 2: 5.4-inch screen, SD-810 SoC, 3GB RAM and 3760mAh cell?

Motorola DROID Turbo 2: 5.4-inch screen, SD-810 SoC, 3GB RAM and 3760mAh cell?
At the time it was released late last year, the Motorola DROID Turbo was one of the most highly spec'd Android phones available. With a massive 3900mAh battery inside, Motorola was promising up to 48 hours of mix-use battery life. In fact, after testing, the DROID Turbo topped our charts showing battery life on flagship devices.

With the phone getting a little long in the tooth, we would expect a DROID Turbo sequel soon. Just as the Motorola Moto X Play is expected to be branded by Verizon as the Motorola DROID MAXX 2, there is talk that the unannounced Motorola Moto X Force will be the DROID Turbo 2 on Verizon. This device is rumored to feature an unbreakable display, which would certainly be a great selling point.

If the Moto X Force becomes the DROID Turbo 2, the next flagship DROID model will most likely be equipped with a 5.43-inch "unbreakable" P-OLED screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The Snapdragon 810 SoC will power the device, carrying an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 430 GPU. 3GB of RAM will be inside along with 32GB/64GB of native storage. A 21MP camera adorns the back of the device, with a 5MP snapper in front for shooting selfies and handling video chats.

If this speculation is true, the DROID Turbo 2 will take a slight haircut in battery capacity. The 3900mAh cell on the current model would be replaced by a 3760mAh juicer. Now, this doesn't necessarily mean that there will be a corresponding drop off in battery life. Motorola could turn to optimization to extend the battery life on the second-generation unit.

The current rumor has the DROID Turbo 2 unveiling on October 15th with a launch taking place on October 29th. And here is some exciting news. The DROID Turbo 2 is rumored to be the first DROID that will be available from the Moto Maker web site! And there is more. According to the same rumor, those buying the device through the Moto Maker site will get the ability to perform a free one-time swap within two-years of the original purchase. If you're not happy with the Turbo you designed, you will be allowed one "do-over."

What we are hearing now is that Verizon will be using some of its in-store display space to show samples of DROID Turbo back covers available on the Moto Maker site. One of them will be the Ballistic Nylon material. That is the back we have on our DROID Turbo, and it is a very grippy material that feels great in the hand.

At this point, we would suggest taking these rumors with a proverbial grain of salt. Hopefully, some more information about the Moto X Force and the Droid Turbo 2 leaks in the near future.

source: Phandroid



1. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Those huge bezels...

4. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Probably part of the reason the glass is "unbreakable." Narrow bezels and thin are not good attributes in a smartphone--at least if you're interesting in durability.

10. engineer-1701d unregistered

its a great phone played with it at verizon store but their is the problem its only verizon moto needs to put it on others or sell unlocked

14. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I'm assuming you're referring to the original Droid Turbo since this device hasn't been announced or released yet. As the article says it'll be announced mid October and available for sale late October.

12. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

huge than iphones ¿ ?

26. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Nothing is bigger than iPhone or Xbox.

33. Paella

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

or my penis...

34. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Ah yes, the legendary Paella and his Inifite Penis. Legend spoke of a douchebag with a penis so large, it encompassed the Universe itself. It is a pity that he lived so sad and lonely an existence, for never did any woman boast of having so suitably large a vagina.

2. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

OMG SD810 FAIL NOOBS LOL USELESS HEAT ETC ETC..... There we go, thought I'd get that out of the way so y'all don't have to and you can all discuss the other features instead for once. :P

38. JasonX

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Thanks for taking one for the team.

3. PootisMan

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

That Verizon logo...

5. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

SD810 ugly duck snapdragon, any user wants to buy a smartphone with that damn SOC. It's amazing that this Smartphone Motorola damage with that SOC. Everything else is listening well ...

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I went through your post 5 still doesn't make sense.

15. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

That's what I got too, but I'll try to interpret. The 810 sucks, no one wants to buy a device with that CPU. It's amazing that CPU doesn't damage the phone. Otherwise it's a good phone. That's the best I could do with my gibberish to English translator.

19. Cyberthing

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

Lol I need to get me one of those. Can I get it on the play store by any chance?

35. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I got something slightly different: Forsakest thee the piteous SD810, for it is an SoC of poor renown. I daresay Motorola be fools for selecting so abhorrent an SoC for so otherwise envious a smartphone. All else about said phone seemeth so intensely desirable.

36. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Ahhh I know why you got that, you're using a Gibberish to Ye Olde English translator. I believe they use that extensively in Monty Python.

6. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Set the flames!

7. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1253; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Big, ugly, and awkward. But at least it has a big battery, right? Pass.

9. sportsmc3

Posts: 21; Member since: May 25, 2015

Are there smartphones I can buy online for Verizon through the manufacturers website? I don't want to get a phone with bloatware and crap on it.

13. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I'm not 100% on this, but I believe that the only devices you can get on Verizon with no bloatware is the Moto X Pure Edition, a Nexus, and the iPhone. IIRC even if you buy a Samsung or LG or other phone, you'll still get bloatware with it since they are carrier specific models.

23. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

I don't think just buying direct from the manufacturer will get you what you want--if it's a phone designed specifically for Verizon's network it will probably have the same software installed no matter where you buy it. There may be some exceptions, but I don't know of any. What you probably want instead is a phone designed for any network. You might look into the soon to be announced Nexus phones, or the current Nexus 6.

30. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Yes, and the ones I listed I believe are the only devices that are designed for any network including CDMA carriers Verizon and Sprint. Most so called unlocked phones will work on any GSM network, but there is usually 2 separate CDMA models in the US, one for Verizon and one for Sprint. And like I said, those phones and the Moto X Pure Edition are all able to run on any network in the US. The Moto X Style is the same phone and also unlocked, but it is made specifically for carriers outside the US.


Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Why do companies still opt for the 810

24. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Probably because the claims about the 810 are just tech press BS, like what happened with Windows 8.

29. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

They know better. You better than engineers?

16. Chuck007

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Nice phone... terrible SOC. Hopefully they adopted the dual heatpipe design to get rid of that heat.

17. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

No physical home button on front=fail.

21. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

On-screen buttons = fail.

40. JakeG

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

OMG NO! I have had Samsung phones for 10 years. Hate, hate the physical home button. Always gets turned on in pocket.

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