This epic Motorola DROID Turbo 3 concept has us wishing it was real

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While it appears that the Moto Z Force may have become the spiritual sequel to last year's Motorola DROID Turbo 2, concept maker Toooajk has come through with some interesting concept illustrations for a DROID Turbo 3. Needless to add that should said device make an appearance in the future, we probably wouldn't complain if it looked like these renders.

With a strong battery life, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 and a healthy 3 gigs of RAM, the Motorola DROID Turbo 2 stacked favorably up against the majority of 2015's flagship smartphones. Sure, the large display isn't as bright as it ought to be, and as a Verizon exclusive, you get Big Red's liberal dose of bloatware. But aside from the niggling issues, it's a very strong all-round smartphone. 

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The Turbo 3 — in Toooajk's eyes — would provide a rich ensemble of high-end hardware within an elegant, all-metal design. Per the accompanying specs, users would get a 5.2-inch QHD display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 SoC, a whopping 6 gigs of RAM and 128 GB of storage. There'd also be USB Type-C and a 2930 mAh battery with 'Super Fast Turbo' charging, along with a rear fingerprint sensor. Selfie lovers would get an 8-megapixel front shooter, whilst the rear would be adorned with a 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 complete with Hasselblad branding. 

The joy of concepts is that they don't necessarily have to be practical, and as much can be said for this particular effort. Apparently, this $650 handset — with all of those aforementioned bells and whistles — would be crafted into a profile just 5.2 millimeters thin. With MotoMod support and Motorola's ShatterShield tech to boot, it seems a flagship lover's dream handset. Shame, then, that it's in no way real. 

Would you buy it? Take a look at the images below, and let us know what you make of this concept in the comments. 

source: TechDroider

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DROID Turbo 2
  • Display 5.4" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3760 mAh

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36 Comments

1. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Battery is lacking. The Turbo line and the Maxx line before it has always stood for above average battery capacity

2. hillaryisacriminal

Posts: 242; Member since: Aug 26, 2016

it wont happen under chinese crap company called lenovo

19. noospic

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 28, 2016

That's hilarious considering this "chinese crap" company was able to revive Motorola from it's deathbed after being driven into the ground by the Americans. If I remember, Motorola was hemorrhaging something along the lines of ~$300 million dollars per quarter before Lenovo took it over.

3. Kumar123 unregistered

Loving it. Gorgeous looking concept and it's not a crazy concept either. The squarish looking home button which look out of place in moto's flagship is looking great here.

4. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Nooooo it looks like s**t. Why would someone put that big fat bar over the top of it... looks exactly as ugly as the nexus 6p.

11. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Cos it's reminsicing the by now iconic Droid X design.

5. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Useless design.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

DAT BULGE @_@ even its just fan-render, cant he make flat back, 7mm thickness and 4500mAh battery

7. Subie

Posts: 2364; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Hasselblad is famous for their medium format camera's. Putting their branding on the back of a tiny phone camera seems pointless to me as it would not change the image quality one bit.

8. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Where's the antenna?

9. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Why put a fingerprint scanner on the back (which is stupid for a lot of reasons) when there's a perfectly usable home key on the front?

14. lyndon420

Posts: 6790; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Fingerprint scanners on our phones is a dumb idea to begin with...same with iris scanners.

15. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

Iris Scanners are actually quite safe.. Just they need phone stupidly close.. With few advancements, they will be awesome..

17. lyndon420

Posts: 6790; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Don't get me wrong I love the tech and it's totally cool. I just don't agree with linking such personal info about ourselves to our phones...and ultimately online.

24. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

People have overblown the risk of having personal info in your phone.

28. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Apple says that Touch ID stores the fp inside the soc, it doesn't store it online ad it doesn't share it with anyone or any service.

23. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Old school guy.. Smartphones itself might be a dumb idea for you..compared to feature phones

25. lyndon420

Posts: 6790; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I may be a little bit old school yes, but the country I grew up in was way better than the one you're growing up in unfortunately. I embraced the concept of fingerprint and iris scanning years ago, but that was before I realized the implications of how it would ultimately affect our rights and freedoms. If the day comes where it is mandatory that we need fingerprint and iris scanners for our phones to function, that will be when I go back to a simple flip type burner phone... provided they aren't banned by then.

26. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Actually, the fingerprint scanner - as it is today - is by far the best innovation in smartphone world; I would never buy a device if it wouldn't have at least this fast method of unlocking it. Iris scanner I don't know; I've seen (in the review of N7) that is somewhat cumbersome to use it (face the phone, light, no eyeglasses etc). They will surely evolve in the future, but today I'm voting for fp scanners.

30. lyndon420

Posts: 6790; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I agree... it's totally innovative and cool. But do we actually 'need' it? It takes me approx 2 seconds to unlock my phone with a passcode, so I don't see what there is to gain by doing it with a FP scanner. Although...I am loving my wireless chargers, and with that I will only buy a phone that incorporates the Qi wireless standard out of the box like my Nexus6.

31. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

We don't even need smartphones, but it sure is nice to have them :). FP scanner gives us the protection of the lock code with the unlocking speed of unprotected phones; until you get to look at the phone you have already unlocked it with the fp scanner, add 2 seconds a few hundred times a day (for a power user) and you get the total time saved. Wireless charger is a great innovation too; I would like to see this taken further with distance wireless charging, implemented inside the cities (wouldn't it be great to charge the phone from the light poles in the park while walking the dog :)?)

32. lyndon420

Posts: 6790; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Yes it is nice to have smartphones because of what we can do with them...but I agree we don't need them, and I think humanity functioned just fine (or better) before they came along. Everything has gone digital now, especially our currency, which is dangerous in my opinion. Social media has changed the way we interact with others, and has given birth to a dangerous form of SJW's (social justice warriors)...who are slowly destroying the way of life that we have enjoyed up until a few years ago. We are so connected now, and I'm concerned at how quickly people are wanting to use their biometric data for identification. I will admit... I am worried about the upcoming financial crisis and civil unrest that will likely follow.

34. Diderot

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 02, 2016

To be honest, I had thought about writing a reply centered around some amusingly sarcastic remarks, something to do with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs in the digital age or playing off of the 'Worlds gonna end' slant BUT after I had registered to the site, I re-read your post and it hit me: What are the nefarious dangers associated with using your fingerprint to login? At first I was just going with it--biometric, personal identification, privacy, that info hacked and stolen. It felt creepy and off putting. But what then? Someone has the equivalent of a photo of my index finger. They could have just a likely, if not more so, hacked my passwords and banking info but now they would have to figure out how to feed a fp data points to the system (I know easy enough) . Sorry, sorry, I got wrapped up in my hypothesis. YOU CAN SKIP ALL OF THE ABOVE. With all sincerity, what is your real world fp concern? Best, Diderot

35. lyndon420

Posts: 6790; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

It's not the hacking part that concerns me the most, it's the growing loss of our civil liberties and sense of freedom. If I'm correct, a password is the only thing left that can't be 'legally' forced from you...whereas fingerprints and iris scans would be easy for 'enforcement officials' to obtain - heck they probably already have them on file somewhere lol. Is there an app out there that will (in an emergency) wipe your phone completely if you deliberately type in a specific burner password/passcode? Unless we talk in our sleep, or they use truth serum, our secrets are the safest.

18. ullokey

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

I find the fingerprint scanner on the back more convenient. I wish the Fingerprint scanner on my nexus could also double up as a powerbutton or a shutterbutton

10. lyndon420

Posts: 6790; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Get rid of the stupid looking button at the bottom of the screen first ;)

12. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

It doesn't have any curvature or a design feature that stands out.

33. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Nothing stands out these days, maybe a pentagonal phone does

13. Fona13A unregistered

Meh. Another concept with a generic mirror design but hey how about actually unique features?

16. xocomaox

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

It's way thicker than 5.2mm with that giant-looking top part where the camera is. How about they just fill out the rest of the phone to match the thickness of that top part and incorporate a 4k mah battery? Then you would have the most capable 5.2" smartphone available at a great subsidised price.

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