Motorola Droid Turbo (with fast charging) to be announced next month?

Motorola Droid Turbo (with fast charging) to be announced next month?
Motorola is getting ready to announce a brand new handset for Verizon Wireless. According to Cnet and people familiar with the matter, the new device will be officially unveiled next month (October). One of its main features will be the ability to quickly charge its battery.

Several weeks ago, we told you about an upcoming Motorola smartphone (codenamed Quark) that could end up being called Droid Turbo. Well, Cnet has it that this is likely the handset that’s going to be introduced in October. Reportedly, this is the only new Droid that Motorola and Verizon will release this year.

Specs-wise, the Droid Turbo appears to be a beast. Its rumored features include a quad-core 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 20 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, and a 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD) display of unknown size. Unfortunately, we can’t confirm any of this for now.

One of Motorola’s official Twitter accounts, namely @DroidLanding, was recently reactivated with this tweet: “Faster charging is a big deal. That’s why we made it a bigger deal. #waitforit” - so it looks like we should, indeed, get ready to see a brand new, fast-charging Droid smartphone.

We don’t expect the Droid Turbo to have a lot in common with the recently announced Motorola Moto X (just like last year’s Motorola Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx weren’t really related to the original Moto X). But we’ll see what happens next month, and let you know more as soon as new details arrive.

sources: Cnet, DroidLanding

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17 Comments

1. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Please moto a bigger battery and better display with all ur goodies...

2. antmiu2

Posts: 551; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

I bet this isnt true and more so being a verizon exclusive

6. js0uth

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

? apparently you're not aware of the droid line for verizon...

3. Tommy-Ka

Posts: 33; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

When both editions of Moto X seem to have received good notes from reviewers, Motorola should reconsider going back to Droid X naming in case new Droids should relate to Moto X in any way (be it Moto Display etc.). Just my loose thought... ;)

4. Flippyphone

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Might be my first Moto phone in awhile. Too late for the S5, don't like HTC phone, dislike LG skin, iPhone 6 a big letdown. I hope this pans out.

5. mike2959

Posts: 697; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I think lots of people don't realize a phone with these specs has been out for almost 6 month's. I have the Galaxy s5 lte-a from South Korea. It is the first phone with the s805. It works in the US AT&T LTE.

7. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

They better launch this on all carriers or go home.... They need sales to be successful, all carriers or fail for moto good phone or not

15. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

There is no truth to that being that they've been making DROID branded phones since 2009. HTC First: big fail after led that 2 months, Amazon phone, same fate.

16. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Really, and how far did the Droid go being only launched on Verizon. You do know that Motorola launched the Droid and propelled Android out to the fore front only to sink as sales were only on Verizon. Samsung broke the shackles of carrier branding with the GS3 and look at them. The Amazon phone was just a "gimmick" at it's best that's why it failed! HTC made a pretty phone with the Evo, an Thunder but they had major issues.

17. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

yes truth

8. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Sounds cool, just don't want to use Verizon.

9. TheYellowDart

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

For me it's either this or the LG G3. Want to try something different from Sammy and I haven't owned a moto since my bionic. g3 looks like the frontrunner and I considered the moto X 2014 until the battery woes were apparent and lack of SD... And 16 Gb?

10. mmayer54

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

And HOPEFULLY it will also have a MAXX type battery of 3500-4000mAh

11. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

I pray this is going to be the 6" plus phone it was talking about known as the Quantum.

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

What's the point getting all excited when it's only for Verizon the GREEDY TURD BETWORK. Holding the rest of us back.

13. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Make it available worldwide and I'm in

14. charulo316

Posts: 45; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I hope this one has an SD card slot. That's the only reason I passed on the x.

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