Just this morning after countless speculations and never-ending floods of leaks, Verizon in partnership with Motorola announced new smartphone joining the Droid lineup. The Droid Turbo is said to replace the last year’s Droid Ultra, the Droid MAXX and Mini will be still available but with lower pricing. The new Droid-branded phone whose main selling points are super fast charging capabilities and long lasting battery enters the market as a Verizon offering starting on October 30th for $199.99 on contract.
Motorola Droid Turbo for Verizon
Verizon says that the Motorola Droid Turbo can reach 8 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging by using a special super turbo charger that accompanies the phone. Additionally, the fully charged Droid Turbo is reported to deliver 48 hours of work and entertainment on single charging. Naturally, everything depends on the way the device is used. The manufacturer claims that these is possible due to appliance of a combination of a massive 3,900 mAh battery (just to give you a scale of comparison, the Galaxy Note 4 houses a 3,220 mAh battery) and smarter software which enable to use and charge the battery in the most possible economical way.
Apart from all these astonishing battery parameters, the Motorola-made Droid Turbo sports a 5.2-inch Quad HD display covered with Gorilla Glass 3 that features 2560×1440 p resolution which in turn translates to the pixel density of 565 ppi. In other words we will get the Moto X second gen display in terms of size, but with improved resolution. The Turbo is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor paired with 3GB RAM which is also a great improvement in comparison to the mentioned Moto X. Additionally, the phone goes on sale equipped with a powerful 21-megapixel rear camera.
Moving on, the Droid Turbo’s second key advantage are the materials being used during the process of manufacturing. The phone allegedly features military spec ballistic nylon and metalized glass fiber that guarantee a great protection against scratches and results of being dropped. Furthermore, the phone is also water resistant. When it comes to the Turbo’s design, the phone isn’t definitely the Moto X-style good looker, due to its capacitive keys instead of based on- screen navigation buttons the phone looks massive and inconvenient to handle with.
Though the Droid Turbo will be launched with Android 4.4 Kitkat, the company ensures its future users that the software will be upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop as soon as it is available. Speaking of the premiere, availability and pricing, the device hits Verizon’s shelves on October 30th with pre-orders starting today. Prices range from $199.99 for the 32GB version to $249.99 for the 64GB model, both options include signing a contract. You may also get the smartphone for $25 or $27 per month respectively within Verizon Edge plan. The fast charging Droid Turbo will be available in three color schemes: Metallic Black, Metallic Red and Ballistic Nylon.
more info: Verizon