Motorola's mighty Droid Turbo may be headed to the UK

Motorola's mighty Droid Turbo may be headed to the UKMotorola launched a new smartphone yesterday, the 2.7GHz quad-core, 5.2in QHD Droid Turbo. Pretty special? Yes.

So why didn't we cover it, you ask? Simply because like so many Droid-branded Motos before it, the Droid Turbo is US-only, being a Verizon exclusive. But wait! There's hope.

Brazil's Tecnoblog reveals that Motorola has sent out invites for a November 5 launch event there for a device looking for all the world like the Droid Turbo. In other words, fingers crossed the latest Motorola creation is going global.

If so, we're looking at quite a beast. That 5.2in display size and 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution means an impressive 565ppi pixel density, while the specifics on that processor are that it's a Snapdragon 805 comprising a 2.7GHz quad-core Krait 450 processor and Adreno 420 graphics.

In other words, it's a match for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and likewise comes with 3GB of RAM.

Other notable Motorola Droid Turbo specs include a 21MP camera with 2160p video capabilities and a huge 3900mAh battery Moto says is good for 48 hours of mixed use. It launches with Android 4.4.2 KitKat on board but an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop has already been promised.

The Portuguese-language Brazilian invite doesn't mention the Droid Turbo by name, but then it wouldn't given the exclusive Verizon branding.

It does, however, come with a pic of the back of the incoming device, and it clearly features the same Ballistic Nylon pattern used by the Droid Turbo. Fingers crossed, then.

Via GSMArena

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kitechker  Oct. 29, 2014 at 18:08

Apparently comes with 64gb storage. Specwise this should have the nexus 6 :(

Rob267  Oct. 29, 2014 at 19:21

Really hoping this comes to the UK. I've got a Nexus 4 and was thinking about getting the Nexus 6 but it's simply too big. This Droid sounds spot on. Let's hope the price is right!

ChazzMatt  Oct. 30, 2014 at 16:40

"Droid" may be "exclusive" to Verizon, but the same model under a different name often shows up at other carriers. So big deal.

"Droid Turbo" will become the "Moto X Play" for AT&T.

Droid Turbo (Verizon: FCC ID IHDT56PK1)
Moto X Play (AT&T: FCC ID IHDT56PK2 )

Has AT&T bands, and the documentation also states that the new device "is electrically equivalent to the certified device carrying FCC ID IHDT56PK1."

What I'm REALLY waiting for is a "Pure Edition" of the "Moto X Play" -- like Motorola has done for the 2014 Moto X. No carrier branding, no bloatware, unlockable bootloader.

cliveyb  Nov. 2, 2014 at 16:08

Hope you're watching these boards Motorola, we are waiting with baited breath for your new Driod phone in the UK.


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