Motorola Droid Turbo Officially Launched: Smartphone's Turbo Charger Claims to Provide 8-Hours Battery Life in Just 15 Minutes of Charging
A graphical representation of Motorola's Droid Turbo that comes with the Turbo Charger.Motorola

Motorola's highly anticipated high-ender, the Droid Turbo, has been officially launched in the United States by wireless carrier Verizon, and the device will be available for purchase starting 30 October.

The latest launch by Verizon adds substance to our earlier report which stated that the Droid Turbo would be available as a Verizon-exclusive initially.

The primary reason for the heightened anticipation for Motorola's Droid Turbo is the fact that the smartphone is being touted as Motorola's answer to Samsung's recently launched large-screen flagship, Galaxy Note 4.

Also, the Droid Turbo ships with the Motorola Turbo Charger that claims to give the smartphone an 8-hour battery life on just a 15-minute one-time charge.

The 'Turbo Charge' functionality in Motorola' Droid Turbo is expected to serve as a boon to business users who are constantly on the move.

Normally, those who use smartphones for official work need to ensure that the battery life of their devices is at an optimum level at all times. Also, it becomes imperative for business users to plug in their devices for charging more frequently. In such a scenario, the Motorola Turbo charger that ships with the next-generation Motorola Droid should come in handy.

If you are looking to purchase the next-gen Droid Turbo, then head straight to Verizon which will offer the high-end smartphone at $24.99 (£15) a month for a period of 24 months for customers who qualify the conditions. This offer comes into effect on 30 October.

If you like to purchase the device from Verizon, you need not pay down payment and can start off by paying the 24-month EMIs as mentioned above.

The cost of an unlocked Motorola Droid Turbo is $600.

Verizon will offer the smartphone at $199 (£123) for 32 GB variant, and at $250 for the 64 GB variant, according to a Forbes report.

Motorola Droid Turbo should easily challenge various recently released high-end smartphones.

The key hardware aspects of Motorola Droid Turbo:

  • 5.2in AMOLED display enclosed within Gorilla Glass 3
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system
  • 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor
  • 21 MP rear camera
  • 2 MP front snapper
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32/64GB internal storage
  • 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • 3900 mAh battery that should offer a comparatively greater talktime and standby time

The 3,900 mAh battery is also a unique selling point of Motorola's next-gen Droid, as the battery is larger than most recent smartphone offerings.

Also, the device's 21 MP primary camera should offer amateur photographers something to cheer about.

The device comes in three colour schemes to choose from -- Ballistic Nylon, Black and Red.