Motorola Quark is the top-of-the-line DROID Turbo for Verizon

Motorola Quark is the top-of-the-line DROID Turbo for Verizon
Motorola has had a long partnership with Verizon, which has produced a number of memorable devices under the DROID branding. A new device has appeared, which looks to be a new Motorola DROID under the codename Quark. Word has it that this device will be named the DROID Turbo when it is released, and it will be one of three new DROID devices coming to Verizon.

The benchmarks for the device label it as model "XT1254 (quark_verizon)", and it appears to be real because there was a Motorola filing with that same model number that passed through the Bluetooth SIG one week ago. We can't be as sure that the benchmark results are accurately relaying the specs of the device, though. If these are the real specs, this will be a top-of-the-line device with a Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.65GHz, 3GB of RAM, a 20-megapixel rear camera, and a 2-megapixel front camera. 

The one tricky part of the spec sheet given is the display of the device, which is listed as a 1440 x 2560 resolution with an insane DPI of 640. If that were accurate, it would mean a display of about 4.6-inches, but more than likely, this is another quirk of benchmarking software like we've seen with the Moto S (aka Shamu). It is far more likely that the Quark has a display size that is over 5-inches. 

Overall, this looks quite a bit like the Moto S, which is expected to be one of the first Android Silver devices to launch on Verizon. The only difference in the spec sheets between the two devices is the display size, and the camera, which has been shown as 12/13-megapixels for the Moto S, but 20-megapixels for this DROID Turbo. It would be odd for there to be both an Android Silver device and a Verizon branded device that are so closely matched in terms of specs, so we'll try to follow up on this and see if we can get any answers. 



1. aztaxia12295

Posts: 272; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

superhero of the galaxy?

21. steedsofwar unregistered

Street Fighter II Turbo, Reloaded

2. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Motorola! You keep teasing me. Please have SD support & I'm back with you. That 20 megapixel camera might be enough to overlook the no SD card slot.

3. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

Oh don't tease yourself. Moto is done with SD slots. And the megapixel race still means nothing, a 20MP camera can still look worse (and take up more space) than something with fewer MP.

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i might have to wait until the holidays before i decide if i'm getting a Moto X+1...

5. Yaldabaoth

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

[Lower lip trembles] D... D... Droid F... F... Five? [Plaintive Look]

6. Silverfox

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I have the G3 and it's has a DPI of 640

11. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

LG G3 Has 538 not 640!

13. Enddo

Posts: 53; Member since: May 26, 2014

No, he is right. The LG G3 has a DPI of 640. I think people are confusing PPI with DPI lol

17. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

PPI explained: DPI explained: Phones do not have dots they have Pixels

20. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Go look at the article then, i clearly see screen resolution in dp and screen density in dpi, it's just the way Android handles the data.

7. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

This is what I want, bye AT&T.

8. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014


9. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Please tell me this is the Motorola Quantum that has the 6.3" display that they were hyping up for months at the beginning of the year. PLEASE LET THIS BE IT!

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

So tired of Verizon exclusives.

12. Enddo

Posts: 53; Member since: May 26, 2014

Is the author confusing DPI with PPI?

14. Silverfox

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 20, 2014


15. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

This thing is a beast. I would buy it if it wasn't only on Verizon. Let's hope these specs are real...

16. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

No problem for me with VZW. Lets hope these specs are real! If so, one upgrade will get used the moment this phone becomes available.

18. Carlitos

Posts: 682; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Dam yo. This and the Note 4 got me all screeching and s**t. Like let me see already. Too bad this is a Verizon exclusive. Like please give this out to the big four.

19. charulo316

Posts: 45; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Who said motorola was done with SD cards? Didn't the latest Moto G lte have one? Rumors point to the x+1 with one also. I think it was a 1yr thing that they got rid of the SD card. I'm glad they're bringing it back.

22. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I'm your turbo lover.....Tell me there's no other.....I'm your turbo lover.....Better run for cover.

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