Motorola has announced the launch of its latest flagship model in the Droid lineup with the Droid Turbo smartphone. Like the others in the series, this one is also exclusive to US carrier Verizon. The smartphone will be made available from October 30 from the online and retail stores of the carrier.
When it comes to pricing, the 32 GB variant of Droid Turbo is priced at $199.99 with two year contract or $25 per month on Verizon Edge in Metallic Black Metallic Red and Black Ballistic Nylon design options. On the other hand, the 64 GB model is priced at $249.99 for two year contract or $27 per month on Verizon Edge in only Black Ballistic Nylon.
The Motorola Droid Turbo boasts of top tier specifications as it was rumored to. Well, it carries a 5.2 inch AMOLED display that boasts of QHD 2560×1440 pixel resolution as in the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3. This translates to a pixel density of 526 ppi that is higher than the aforementioned offerings and it is protected with the scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating.
Under its hood, the Motorola offering is stuffed with a 2.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor that is aided with Adreno 420 graphics unit and 3 GB of RAM. The device packs in 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage capacity that cannot be extended externally as there is no micro SD card slot onboard.
Imaging wise, the smartphone makes use of a 21 MP primary shooter with dual LED Flash and support to record 4K videos. It also boasts of a 2 MP selfie front facer that can help in video conferencing. A 3,900 mAh battery powers the device rendering a backup of up to 48 hours to the device.
Fueled by Android 4.4.4 KitKat, the Droid Turbo comes packed with connectivity features including 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with GLONASS and NFC. Also, there are software features such as MinuteCast that claims when it will rain, snow or hail for the next couple of hours on the user’s location.