The Motorola Droid Turbo is getting close to an official announcement from Verizon and it just made an appearance on GFXBench, confirming the smartphone's impressive specs.
When Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone at MacWorld in January 2007, the CEO announced that Apple was partnering exclusively with Cingular in the U.S. (which eventually became AT&T). The wireless carrier was actually Apple's second choice; Verizon rejected the smartphone because of the strict terms and demands Apple was seeking.
Verizon would come to regret passing on the iPhone as it watched millions of customers leave the carrier for AT&T's exclusive smartphone. To better compete with AT&T and iPhone, Verizon partnered with Motorola on the Droid in 2009. The smartphone was marketed as the first real alternative to the iPhone. The handset was a hit with consumers and helped put Android on the map.
Motorola and Verizon last updated the Droid family in July 2013 and it appears that we're in for a refresh in the near future. The Motorola Droid Turbo has made an appearance on the popular benchmarking site, GFXBench. The results of the benchmark also include the smartphone's impressive specs.
The Motorola Droid Turbo is listed as having a 5.2-inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and includes 5-finger gesture support. The smartphone will be powered by a 2.65 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, Adreno 420 GPU (graphics processing unit), and 3 GB of RAM. It will ship with 32 GB of internal storage and run Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box.
The smartphone's camera capabilities will consist of a 20-megapixel rear camera that can record Ultra HD (4K) video and 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat and selfies. Just like the current Droid Maxx, the Droid Turbo is expected to ship with a large battery, which will certainly come in handy to provide juice for its Quad HD display. Leaked images have also confirmed that the smartphone will retain its strong Kevlar case.
Verizon and Motorola are expected to officially announce the Droid Turbo at a media event in October. We'll be sure to keep you posted on any Droid Turbo news as it happens.