It's been over a year since Verizon and Motorola launched new DROID smartphones. Things are about to change, as specs for the Verizon DROID Turbo have leaked.
Motorola has scheduled a press event for Sept. 4 and the company is widely expected to officially announce the flagship Moto X + 1, mid-range Moto G2, and highly-anticipated Moto 360 Android Wear-based smartwatch. Motorola could also launch a new smartphone that will be exclusive to Verizon Wireless, according to a new report.
Android Authority is reporting that it has received a tip from an anonymous source in the form of screenshots from a mystery Motorola smartphone destined for Verizon. The handset will likely be called the DROID Turbo and it's packing some pretty impressive specs.
The Motorola smartphone is listed by its model number of XT1254 (quark_Verizon) and the site points out that the 'XT' has been used in previous Motorola RAZR handsets for Verizon. Motorola and Verizon introduced the DROID ULTRA, DROID MAXX, and DROID Mini in July 2013, so it's long overdue for a refresh.
The screenshots show the Motorola XT1254 will be powered by a top of the line 2.65GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, an Adreno 420 GPU (graphics processing unit), and a hefty 3GB of RAM. These specs alone would certainly justify Motorola and Verizon in naming the smartphone the DROID Turbo.
The CPU-Z listing reveals the smartphone has a Quad HD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and a 360 x 640 DPI (dots per inch), which the site claims would indicate the DROID Turbo is likely using a 4.59-inch display. The smartphone is listed as having 32GB of internal storage and is running Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Its camera capabilities are said to include a 20-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat and selfies.
As always, it's best to take reports of unannounced devices with a huge grain of salt. We'll have to file the Verizon / Motorola DROID Turbo in the rumor category for now and will stay on top of it and report back once we hear any new information.