A new high-end smartphone from Motorola, tentatively termed the Droid Turbo, has become the talk of the town even before its official launch. The primary reason for the increased anticipation is the fact that the Motorola Droid Turbo is being touted as Motorola's answer to Samsung's recently launched large-screen flagship, Galaxy Note 4.
Another factor that has added to the hype is the Droid Turbo's 'Turbo Charger' that apparently lets users charge the phone to full capacity in just three hours.
The 'Turbo Charge' functionality within Motorola' Droid Turbo, once official, is expected to serve as a boon to business users constantly on the move. Normally, users preferring to use their smartphones for office 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 expected Turbo charger within the next-gen Motorola Droid should come in handy.
Now, the 'Turbo Charging' Motorola Droid Turbo is expected to be launched on 28 October, according to an indication that is displayed on Verizon's website.
"Droid launch date set, all will be revealed," states a post on Verizon's website, along with a countdown timer.
Also, a tweet by Moto Firmware (a site for all Motorola firmware), quotes a trusted source, and states that the Droid Turbo will be up for sale in retail stores starting 30 October.
Considering the above, it is likely that the Motorola Droid Turbo will initially be launched in the US, before other countries such as UK and India.
However, the above reports do not shed any light on the hardware aspects of Motorola's Droid Turbo, and according to earlier reports, the high-end smartphone is expected to arrive with the following key tech-specs:
- Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating platform;
- Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.6GHz;
- 3GB RAM
- 21 MP primary camera
- 21GB internal storage
- Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, NFC and microUSB connectivity
- Turbo Charger that charges the Droid Turbo to full capacity, in just 3 hours
A lightning quick charge of a smartphone's battery is what most users look for when they purchase a new device.
As for the pricing aspects of the yet-to-be-launched Moto Droid Turbo, the high-end smartphone is expected to cost $599 (£372) without carrier contracts, and $299 (£186) with a two-year carrier contract, according to a GadgetzArena blog report.