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

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. 

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



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: 2414; 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?

10. lyndon420

Posts: 6861; 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: 201; 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.


Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

It must be a little thicker and 4500mah would be good! I love my droid turbo

21. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

That candy bar of a ridge. Ummm. No.

22. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Um. This looks like someone's future vision of the 2012 Droid X3.

27. Sealblaighter

Posts: 430; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Dear PhoneArena. Sadly, it is more harder to read on your site, because of the aggressive ads! Please do something in order for us to can read without any annoying page to be opened!! I know this has nothing to do with the topic, but I must say my opinion. The concept looks good though. :)

29. zac89

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 18, 2016

This design reminds me of Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro. That is by far my favourite Lenovo smartphone to date. This Motorola Looks amazing. Perfect combo of Lenovo design language and motorolas software.

36. TheWolfHowling

Posts: 4; Member since: May 27, 2014

The design doesn't look too bad. Although, imo, 6gb of RAM & 128gb of storage [assuming it's expandable] seems excessive. However, what killed it for me is that battery capacity. I have the last gen Turbo [Moto X Force] and one of the main draws was its large battery capacity but it seems that the Turbo's battery gets smaller every generation. The Original Turbo had a 3900mAh battery, 2 has a 3760mAh, now the Z Force is down to 3500. OEMs, it doesn't matter what your phone does if it isn't on because of short battery life. Stop sacrificing functionality and features in the pursuit of thinner& lighter, smooth out those camera bumps and install a larger battery. And keep the 3.5mm headphone jack

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