Motorola has launched its latest Droid-series smartphone, the Droid Turbo, exclusively on US mobile carrier Verizon. Verizon announced that the Droid Turbo smartphone by Motorola will be available starting October 30 from its online and retail stores. It comes in a choice of a durable “Ballistic Nylon” build, or a “metalized” Kevlar fiber build.
The display has the highest pixels density seen on any phone to date. It is the first ‘phone’ to ship with a Snapdragon 805 chipset running at full speed and only phablets have previously shipped with 3GB of RAM. The main attraction is the huge 3900mAh, larger than any phone has ever fitted.
The quick charging seen in other Motorola handsets has made it across as well with the company stating the Droid Turbo will get eight hours of usage from a 15 minute charge. It features a 5.2-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) display offering a pixel density of 565ppi, much higher than the 5.5-inch LG G3 at 534ppi and 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4 at 515ppi. The screen also includes Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protective layer.
The Motorola Droid Turbo sports a 21-megapixel rear autofocus camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual-LED flash. The rear camera comes with features such as slow motion video; burst mode; auto HDR; Panorama, and tap to focus. Meanwhile, it can also record 4K videos at 24fps. It includes a 2-megapixel front camera.
Droid Turbo will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat rather than the impending Android 5.0 Lollipop, though Motorola does promise an upgrade to it and Verizon has allowed Motorola to keep Android relatively stock.
It will go on sale on 30 October and will be competitively priced at $199 and $249.99 for 32 and 64GB models respectively, both on two year contracts.