After years of slumber, Motorola is set to refresh their long-dormant DROID lineup of Verizon-exclusive smartphones. In a press conference in New York, Verizon announced the DROID Turbo. It’s an industrial phone with specs to die for.
Although the Turbo runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat instead of the brand-new Android 5.0 Lollipop, it’s still packing a 2.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805. It’s got 3 GB RAM, 32 or 64 GB of storage, a 5.3″ display at 2560 x 1440 (565 ppi), an enormous 3900 mAh battery rated for 48 hours, LTE, a 21 MP camera that records 4K, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band wi-fi support, and a lot more.
Depending on which model you buy, you can choose from a DROID Turbo body model made of either Ballistic Nylon or glass fibers reinforced with DuPont Kevlar. The display is Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Motorola says it’ll replace your screen for free in the first two years. The phone also has a water-resistant nanocoating, so it won’t live through a dip in the pool, but it will survive a spill or two.
The DROID Turbo will hit stores on October 30. It’ll set you back $199 for a 32 GB version on a contract, or $25 a month on Verizon Edge. The 64 GB version is $249.99 or $27 a month on Verizon Edge.
Verizon is offering a couple deals on the new phone. It’s offering $100 off if you trade in a working smartphone, also, if you’ve upgraded to Verizon Edge before July 1 can pick one up for the same price as a new customer. I’ll probably journey over to the Verizon store in the coming weeks to give this super phone a spin.