The Droid Turbo Could be the Most Supercharged Smartphone Yet

By Darren Orf on at

Google has officially announced its new Nexus devices, including the massive Nexus 6 superphone. But Motorola's 6-inch phablet wasn't the only Motorola-branded gadget to spill some details. A new leak has an entire rundown of upcoming Droid Turbo (which we know is being carried by Verizon in the US, but have no confirmation of UK release yet) and, if true, this thing has the best specs of any smartphone ever.

Verizon is planning a New York Event in October where we'll no doubt see the Droid Turbo, but so far the device has been a terribly kept secret. Last week, the entire user's guide for the thing popped up online, and now Android Central reports that they've received all of the Turbo's hardware details from an anonymous source. Let's break it down into a list, shall we?

  • Red and black color options with Kevlar backing and scratch-resistant "metalized fiber glass."
  • Water resistance with the ability to withstand "20 minutes in a downpour."
  • 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 5.2-inch QHD display (565 ppi)
  • 21-megapixel camera
  • 3,900 mAh battery for a reported 48 hours of battery life
  • Motorola's Turbo Charge feature (8 hours of battery life off a fifteen minute charge)
  • 32GB of storage (though nothing is expandable)


It's like Motorola and Verizon took the best of everything and just created a hearty stew of smartphone godliness. There's no mention of the device's size (which I expect to be quite the heavyweight) or its price (which is probably a lot), but there's no denying that these alleged specs are intense.

The Droid Turbo Could Be the Most Supercharged Smartphone Yet

One difference between the Turbo and other smartphones will probably be its software, coming with Droid's familiar ZAP features that are voice-activated prompts that help share content across different devices and also requisite Verizon apps. So Motorola's augmented stock Android operating system will most likely see some moderate tampering. [Android Central via PCWorld]