The Droid line is far from dead, if newly leaked photos are any indication. Motorola has reportedly been hard at work on its next Verizon-exclusive smartphone; rumors claim it'll be called the Droid Turbo. That's an unfortunate name, but is also exactly what you'd expect from the Droid brand. The device hasn't been officially announced yet, but Verizon and Motorola have been teasing its existence through the official Droid Twitter account.
Reactivation fast approaching, wait and see— DroidLanding (@DroidLanding) September 2, 2014
Rather than deliver multiple phones, this year it seems Motorola has concentrated its efforts on a single model. And that's probably a good thing assuming the rumored hardware specs actually pan out. Droid Turbo is expected to offer the stellar battery life of Motorola's Droid Maxx phones and support quick charging. Other reports have made this phone sound like a powerhouse, pointing to a quad HD display (which would trump even Motorola's flagship Moto X in resolution), a Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage built in.
Think Moto X with a higher-res display, faster processor, and insane battery life
From the leaked photos, it's fair to say this one's not exactly a looker. There's the familiar carbon fiber weave that Verizon seems to love, and everything looks a bit sleeker than last year's Droid Maxx. We're still waiting to hear official details on the phone, but if you were considering ordering a Moto X — rumored to hit the carrier this Friday — it may be worth holding off a bit to get the full story. That's doubly true if battery life is important to you; the Moto X isn't superb in that regard, and Motorola might just be saving its true ace in the hole for America's largest carrier.