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Droid Turbo spied in the flesh

Posted by wicked October - 23 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

Not too long ago some images of the coming Motorola Droid Turbo turned up showing what the device will look like. Those images were renderings rather than shots of a real phone in the flesh. This week some leaked photos of an actual device have turned up on the web.

The photos show a rounded device with what looks to be a faux carbon fiber back in a satin black color. When the rendered images turned up, the specs for the device also leaked. We know it will have a 5.2-inch screen.


The resolution of that big screen will be 2560 x 1440 and the smartphone will pack 3GB of RAM. Those specifications are confirmed in the leaked images. Under the hood will live a Snapdragon 805 processor.

Power will come from a 3900 mAh internal battery and the camera on the rear will be a 21MP unit. The leaked images also show that the device will run Android 4.4.4 and will be coming to Verizon. The official announcement is slated for October 28.

SOURCE: Android Spin

DROID Turbo Photos Hit the Web, Again Confirms QHD Display and 3GB of RAM

Posted by Tim-o-tato October - 22 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

Pictures of the DROID Turbo are hitting the web, ahead of its unveiling by Motorola and Verizon next week. Thanks to many leaks, we already know everything we need to know about the Turbo, including the fact that it will sport a 5.2″ QHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, 21MP rear-facing camera, and a 3,900mAh battery. 

Up to this point, we have only seen the device through renders and poorly taken shots of its casing, but now we can finally see the device in its full state, complete with frontside and backside shots. We even get a look at its QHD display turned on.

The Droid Does countdown currently sits at 5 days and 20 hours. If the Turbo is the phone you have been waiting for, you are so very close to its unveiling.

Via: AndroidSPIN

DROID Turbo Photos Hit the Web, Again Confirms QHD Display and 3GB of RAM is a post from: Droid Life

Another Picture of the DROID TURBO Surfaces

Posted by Kellex October - 20 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

We already told you everything there is to know about the DROID TURBO outside of its price. But, because you are all ridiculously excited about this phone (can’t say I blame you either), how about another picture of it? Thanks to the supposedly-still-retired @evleaks, we have a multi-angle press render that shows the phone in both black and red, the two colors that will be available at launch. 

It looks, well, like a DROID. You can clearly see the KEVLAR-inpsired back covering, centered camera with dual-flash,  side buttons for power and volume, and that really oddly warped bottom of the back plate. We also get another look at the front, with centered camera and capacitive navigation buttons. Yep, it’s a DROID.

If you were looking for a DROID that can redeem the brand after years of mostly disappointments, the DROID TURBO probably is the DROID you have been looking for.

The TURBO will be officially unveiled on October 28.

droid turbo verizon

Via:  @evleaks

Another Picture of the DROID TURBO Surfaces is a post from: Droid Life

Verizon DROID Turbo full details and photos leak out

Posted by wicked October - 15 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

Verizon‘s upcoming DROID smartphone is shaping up to be quite a beast and it seems it will just continue to build up until we get the final word at the end of the month. That said, almost everything that needs to be known about the DROID Turbo seems to have already been leaked out, leaving very few stones unturned. But if that weren’t enough, this latest leak completes the circle, including press photos of what is allegedly the DROID Turbo itself.

Most of the specs listed below have already been mentioned in previous leaks, but for the sake of completion, let’s list them all out in a single place:

• Display: 5.2-inch 2560×1440 QHD with Gorilla Glass 3
• Processor: 2.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
• Memory: 3 GB
• Storage: 32 GB
• Camera: 21 megapixel with dual LED flash rear / 2 megapixel front
• Battery: 3,900 mAh (48 hours)
• Network support: 4G LTE, XLTE, VoLTE

A few notes need to be made. The battery is already quite capable but that is augmented even further by Turbo Charging, which gives 8 hours worth of charge in just 15 minutes. The body of the DROID Turbo is made from Metalized Glass Fiber (MGF) and, like the DROID MAXX before it, has a layer of Kevlar protecting the back. That said, the device isn’t totally rugged as it is only water repellent, not waterproof, and scratch resistant as well.


Verizon’s own Droid Does site has us believing that an October 28th date has been set to officially unveil this smartphone. Based on the leaked photos, the DROID Turbo is expected to come in two colors of Metallic Red and Metallic Black. Now all that remains to be known is the price tag, which will undoubtedly cost more than the new Moto X which it clearly and strangely outclasses.

VIA: Droid Life

DROID TURBO: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Kellex October - 14 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

The DROID TURBO will officially be unveiled on October 28 by Motorola and Verizon. We know that because that’s what Verizon has told us through their site. We know what the phone looks like, thanks to an image (accidentally?) posted through @DroidLanding that was quickly deleted. We were pretty sure we also knew most of the specs after seeing the user manual for the device surface at the end of last week, along with a tip about the battery size. We know a lot about the DROID TURBO already. Well, we are hear to tell you the rest.


Full specs

  • Display:  5.2-inch QHD with Gorilla Glass 3 (2560×1440, 565 pixels per inch)
  • Processor:  2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 (Quad-core)
  • RAM:  3GB RAM with 64-bit access
  • Storage:  32GB
  • Camera:  21MP with dual LED flash (4K video capture, Quick Capture gesture, Highlight reel)
  • Battery:  3,900mAh hour (48 hours of power); wireless charging
  • Accessories:  Includes Turbo Charger (8 hours of charge in 15 minutes)
  • Connectivity:  4G LTE and XLTE-ready, with VoLTE and Advanced Calling 1.0 coming within 30-90 days of launch (Advanced Calling 1.0 required for simultaneous voice and data)
  • Durability:  Water repellent (coating guards against everyday spills and up to 20 minutes in a downpour), scratch resistant
  • Body:  Metallized Glass Fiber (MGF), rear cover reinforced with layer of Kevlar
  • Moto Apps:  Moto suite including Moto Voice, Actions, Assist, and Display; Moto Migrate
  • Exclusive Zap Apps:  Zap Zone, Zap to TV, Zap with Voice
  • Colors:  Metallic Red and Metallic Black

droid turbo-2

As you can see, this is indeed a device worthy of the DROID name. It packs next-gen specs across the board, like its Snapdragon 805 processor, QHD display, 3GB RAM, and massive battery. It certainly looks like a DROID with its Kevlar back and metallic design. It also should run a lot like the new Moto X, with mostly stock Android coupled with the Moto suite of apps like Voice, Display, Actions, and Assist.

Verizon and Motorola are also tossing in a DROID Zap suite of apps as well, to give owners of the TURBO an exclusive sharing experience. With Zap Zone, you use your phone to create a “Zone” for quickly sharing pictures between friends. With Zap to TV, you can create instant slideshows using your Chromecast. With Zap With Voice, you can capture a screenshot of your phone by saying, “OK, DROID TURBO, Zap my screen.”

The only thing we need to know now is the price of this phone. With the Moto X priced at $99 on-contract, could we see the TURBO at $199 on-contract? We will know that last bit on October 28.

DROID TURBO: Everything You Need to Know is a post from: Droid Life

Verizon counts down to the next DROID smartphone

Posted by wicked October - 14 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

Verizon is counting down to something, but of course it isn’t telling us exactly what. But given what we’ve been hearing from the rumor mill so far, there is little doubt that this would be the next Verizon DROID, which we know as the DROID Turbo. This tease does nothing to confirm or deny any of the leaks and rumors that we already have, but it does give us something solid to lean on: an actual date for the unveiling of the device.

It’s been almost a month since the DROID Turbo, back then still unnamed, started creeping into the Internet, at first together with another anticipated Motorola device, the supposed Motorola Shamu or Moto S or Nexus 6, whichever way you want to call it. Thanks to a somewhat lethal combo of a GFXBench sighting and a leaked user manual, we almost have a complete picture of the DROID Turbo by now, one that, strangely, will actually overshadow Motorola’s own Moto X flagship.

These include specs such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, 3 GB of RAM, a 20 megapixel rear camera, and an impressive 5.2-inch QHD screen. That’s 2560×1440 pixels for you. So far, only the insides and fronts of the device have gotten much attention, aside from a singular leaked batch of photos early on. Verizon does it’s best to obscure the device in its teaser, but with just the faintest of lights and a bit of deduction (that the power and volume rocker would be located on the right edge of the device facing forward), we can almost confirm one design aspect of the rear cover, the DROID Turbo would have a split and distant dual LED flash setup unlike that of the new Moto X.


Verizon’s countdown gives us 14 days to go, which means we can expect an October 28 event for the DROID Turbo. From the information we’ve collected so far, this is definitely one smartphone worth waiting for, especially if you’re a Verizon subscriber. AT&T and T-Mobile customers might have their due soon as well, though the details for that are less solid than we’d like.

SOURCE: Verizon is Back and With a Countdown to the Launch of the DROID TURBO

Posted by Kellex October - 14 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

The DROID TURBO has a launch date – October 29. According to Verizon’s Droid Does website that just went live with a new countdown, we have 14 days and 9 hours or so before “all will be revealed.” If you need help with the math, that actually puts us at 12:00PM Eastern October 28, or 9:00AM Pacific. You have two weeks of waiting left. 

Thanks to a leak of the device’s user manual and multiple tips from our sources, we are pretty sure that we know just about all there is to know about the new DROID outside of its price. It has a 5.2-inch QHD display, 3GB RAM, a 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, 21MP camera, 32GB internal storage, and a massive 3,900mAh battery. This might be the rebirth of the DROID brand, as this is by all means going to be one of top devices on the market in terms of specs.

Oh, and the image below which we took from the Droid Does site, looks exactly like the accidental TURBO Tweet from last week.

We have a big couple of weeks upon us!


Via:  Verizon
Cheers Robert, Adam, Maximus, and @Jawrduhn! is Back and With a Countdown to the Launch of the DROID TURBO is a post from: Droid Life

This is the DROID TURBO. (Updated)

Posted by Kellex October - 10 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

Thanks to @DroidLanding, the official Droid teaser account, we now have an official picture of the DROID TURBO. The picture was Tweeted with no comment or name attached, but you and I know what it is. 

From what we have gathered so far, the DROID TURBO will sport a 5.2-inch “Ultra” HD display, 3,900mAh battery, wireless charging, 21MP Camera, 3GB RAM, and Snapdragon 805 processor. This might very well be the first stand-out, top tier DROID device we have seen in years.

Sources of ours told us to expect the phone on October 30.

Update:  Annnnnnd the Tweet has been deleted.


Via:  @DroidLanding

This is the DROID TURBO. (Updated) is a post from: Droid Life

DROID TURBO Will Have a 3,900mAh Battery

Posted by Kellex October - 9 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

An image in a listing posted up at TaoBao, a Chinese shopping website like eBay or Amazon, just gave us the official size of the battery in the yet-be-announced-but-all-sorts-of-leaked DROID TURBO. We pointed out through an FCC listing that the battery in the device fell under model number EQ40, which we assumed meant it would be large like last year’s DROID MAXX, a device that used a 3,500mAh battery under the model number EU40.

Assuming this listing is correct and this is the EQ40 that will be featured in the DROID TURBO, you are looking at a device with a 3,900mAh battery. That, my friends, is huge. With a battery that size, you should have no trouble getting through two days of use. 

Couple that massive battery with its 5.2-inch UHD (or QHD?) display, 3GB RAM, 21MP camera, Moto suite of services, and (hopefully) mostly stock Android, and you may have the best DROID in years.

The DROID TURBO has not been announced yet, but sources of ours told us to expect it by October 30, with an announcement on the 28th or 29th.

droid turbo battery

Via:  @owen199208211

DROID TURBO Will Have a 3,900mAh Battery is a post from: Droid Life

Verizon DROID Turbo gets detailed in leaked manual

Posted by wicked October - 9 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

We’ve heard and seen leaks about Motorola‘s new DROID device heading for Verizon and so far it has painted a rather surprising picture of a smartphone that could very well have been Motorola’s flagship. Now a leaked manual supposedly for the Verizon DROID Turbo has popped up that seemingly confirms that more than premium image of the device. But despite being a carrier-exclusive (at least as far as we know), it seems that the DROID Turbo still offers that same “vanilla” Android experience as the Moto X.

Of course, manuals rarely detail technical specs of a device, but it does mention a few things. In particular, it mentions the “5.2″ ultra high-definition display”, meaning at least 2560×1400. While the new Moto X does have that same screen size, it was only limited to a resolution of 1920×1080 Full HD. There is also noted to be a 21 megapixel dual LED flash camera at the back, versus the 13 megapixels on the Moto X. That said, it does share some traits in common, like support for Moto Turbo Charging for super fast charging in a pinch.

As to the physical design of the device, the DROID Turbo might disappoint in some aspects. First is the rather unfortunate return to a single front-facing speaker, versus the dual setup that the new Moto X sported. Capacitive navigation buttons also take up bezel space (which could have probably been given to a second speaker) instead of the Google-preferred software ones. One rather interesting detail about the phone’s design is that the volume rocker actually doubles as a nano (yes, not mirco) SIM card slot, an ingenious way to economize on space.


Hardcore Android fans might be happy to know that the same OS experience on the Moto X remains unchanged on the DROID Turbo, at least based on this manual. While there will of course be an amount of bloatware from Verizon, the overall user interface looks largely untouched, aside from a different wallpaper and a new cicular clock homescreen widget. The now staples of the Moto software experience are happily also here, including Moto Voice, Moto Assist, Moto Display, and even Moto Actions.


It still boggles mind why Motorola would have a smartphone that practically unseats its own flagship just a few months after unveiling it, and especially one that’s exclusive to a carrier. Conspiracy theorists might see some plotting by Verizon behind the scenes. That is presuming this manual is accurate. But even without it, previous leaks have already suggested that the Verizon DROID Turbo is probably what the new Moto X could have been.

VIA: SlashGear
SOURCE: @MotoFirmware