Verizon and Motorola show off the Droid Turbo

  • 30/10/2014 AT 21:00 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Mobile Phones

Verizon Motorola Droid TurboWe are finally seeking the Droid Ultra replacement that has been the source of leaks for months, the Droid Turbo. It is the latest collaboration between Verizon and Motorola, and the latest in the wider Droid line.

The Turbo has been a cause for speculation for quite some time. Being one of the more popular Verizon based lines out there, fans were interested to see what was next after the success of the Ultra. After leaks confirmed a real boost in specs and capabilities, rumors started flying.

As it turns out, the excitement was pretty well placed.

Technical Specs

The Android based Droid Turbo is taking its cues from some of the latest models on the market that have aimed to take performance a little based the current standard. For example, they are going with a high end 1440 x 2560 resolution, with a very impressive 565 PPI. The screen is only 5.2″, but that is still going to look pretty crisp.

Under the hood they have the gone with a 2.7 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, which will be backed up by a full 3 GB of RAM. Unfortunately, I can’t find any information on the GPU, but given the resolution and the amount of power they have put behind this thing, we can assume it has a pretty good graphics system backing it up.

There are only two storage sizes available at 32 GB and 64 GB, but the price should be fair for that point. The real downside is that there is no microSD slot available, which is a common trend that is becoming a bit worrying. Too many brands are trying to force people into axing out the storage (and price) by not allowing for external storage expansion. Cloud services just aren’t the same, nor are they in the slightest bit secure, as Apple has recently reinforced for us.

Android 4.4 will be the standard OS. As for other impressive features, the 21-MP rear and 2-MP front facing cameras are sure to please a lot of people.

Prices start at just $199.99 for the 32 GB, or $249.99 for the for the 64 GB, both with two year contracts with Verizon. They go on sale tomorrow, so keep your eye out!

Source: Verizon


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