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The Droid Turbo Gets Sneak-Peaked Once More, Confirming The Last Few Specifications

October 22, 2014 - Written By Phil Bourget

The Droid Turbo is one of the least well-kept secrets as far as upcoming devices go.  This fall, we’ve seen full specification sheets come out for something called the Quark, made by Motorola and running on Verizon.  We have also seen the Droid Twitter account, @DroidLanding, let us see the full device from the back.  We’ve gotten the full device manual courtesy of the FCC.  We also saw, if you looked closely enough in the Motorola employment video, what looked like a Droid Turbo being tested in a Plexiglass box.  But today, we get a full look at some of the screen action of the Turbo, courtesy of Android Spin.

Seeing these is nice, even though we’ve been treated to official pictures already.  It’s good to see the design is likely finalized, so there is no need to think about a different looking Droid Turbo coming to market at the end of October.  But, as we’ll see soon, the device, whose specifications have been based purely in benchmark and system spec readouts, now has an essentially official confirmation of the QuadHD (2560 by 1440 pixel) display panel, as well as the 3 GB of RAM and the 32 GB of internal storage.

We also see, thanks to a picture of the settings menu (instead of an alterable screenshot), that the device in the photoshoot is in fact a Droid Turbo, whose software calls it the Quark, and it runs on Verizon.  Verizon is printed on the software and the back panel of the device, so it’s heading there for sure.  The important things are there, but what can solidify it as the Turbo?  The back panel, actually. Droid devices are famous for being tough and tough-looking.  This one, if my eyes are right, looks to have a woven pattern under a gloss coating to house the battery and back internal area.  Could this be the kevlar that Droid devices have popularized?  Probably, because not many phones have visibly woven back panels that also have a glossiness to them.

We now have the battery size, the display resolution and dimensions, the camera megapixels, the dual-flash module confirmation, the processor and RAM, and the name and carrier.  What’s left?  The price.  That’ll either come from Motorola and Verizon themselves at the announcement event in about a week or from the Internet of leaks and shared secrets.  Will you be looking into getting the Droid Turbo, knowing all this about it?  Or will you wait for the price?  Or, like myself, do you not exactly love a great device to be exclusive to a single carrier (especially one whose prices are as high as Verizon’s) and locked there?  What are your thoughts on the timing of the event (being the day before the Nexus 6 goes on sale for pre-order)?  Let us know down below.