Earlier today the folks from Verizon and Motorola announced the new family of Motorola DROID smartphones. Those being the DROID Mini, the DROID ULTRA, and the DROID MAXX. While we're still learning all the information live as Verizon shares the details, the specs have finally been revealed and they aren't quite as top-tier as many were expecting. Although the new 8-core processor sounds interesting. Read on for the details.
The DROID ULTRA and DROID MAXX will both come rocking 5-inch 1280 x 720p HD displays, and just like last year are essentially the same device with the MAXX coming in a bit thicker. Even with a huge 3,500 mAh battery in the MAXX, we still come in at 8.5mm thin. Then the Mini will be just like the DROID M last year, coming with a 4.3-inch edge-to-edge display.
The devices will come rocking Qualcomm processors, from what we understand, but sadly they haven't yet shared any of the details. Reason being, is I don't think anyone at Verizon really knows. However, Motorola has unveiled a new "X8 8-core computing system" with the DROIDs. Stating 2 app and regular cores, 4 GPU cores for graphics, and then one for language and another for learning. This will be used for gestures, and things like saying "Ok, Google Now" to wake up the smartphones. Pretty nifty. Here's what their page says, and this is all.
- 1.7 GHz Dual Core with Quad–Core Graphics, attention hub, & 2GB of RAM
- 4FF preinstalled SIM
- Memory: 16GB on board memory + 2GB RAM (32GB with MAXX)
Sounds like an improved and custom Snapdragon S4 Pro here with additional cores for their "X8 computing system" but again, Verizon and Motorola haven't confirmed. We're seeing 2GB of RAM, and according to the details 16GB of storage on board. Then these rock the same 10 megapixel "Clear Pixel" camera we've heard about with the X, but more on that will come later.
The 3,500 mAh battery inside the MAXX is reportedly capable of delivering 48 hours of battery life with average use, which is pretty darn impressive. Once we're able to get hands-on with these devices we'll be sure to get all the details, but for now enjoy the few available images below.
For more pictures and all the specs (confusing and all) hit the DROID DOES link below to get your fix. Then remember that these hit the streets August 20th.