Alleged Motorola Droid Turbo 3 Renders And Specs Emerge

January 4, 2017 - Written By Mihai Matei

According to a recent report, Motorola might be working on a new Droid Turbo model planned as a sequel to the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 released on Verizon’s network in late 2015, which was also known as the Motorola Moto X Force elsewhere. However, details are a bit murky at the moment, to say the least, and the leaked renders below seem to reflect more of a pipe dream than a real product, or at least a concept design. With that being said, we advise you take the following information with a proverbial pinch of salt.

The 3D renders below have been shared on Sina Weibo (also referred to as China’s Twitter) by a user who claims that the images showcase the overall design of the unofficial Motorola Droid Turbo 3. Judging by these renders, the smartphone’s exterior design seems to have been greatly inspired by Motorola’s older Droid smartphones like the Motorola Droid X released almost 7 years ago in July of 2010. The rendered model accommodates a rear-facing camera on a hump traveling across the back of the device horizontally, and it appears that the metallic case has been treated with a chrome coating, resembling the extra shiny Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. Interestingly enough, the renders show that the smartphone is equipped with a 16-megapixel camera with an f/1.9 aperture supplied by Swedish camera equipment manufacturer Hasselblad. This bit of detail seems to push this concept into the realm of imagination even further, as Hasselblad is not known for creating sensors for the smartphone market. Then again, German-based camera manufacturer Leica hasn’t been a smartphone camera supplier either, but this hasn’t prevented the company from making a deal with Huawei who, earlier last year, has released the Leica-branded Huawei P9 backed by the German company’s imaging technology.

In any case, renders below have also been accompanied by a couple of details (or guesses) in regards to the Motorola Droid Turbo 3 hardware specifications, and reportedly the smartphone will be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 System-on-Chip, not unlike the Droid Turbo 2. The source also mentions that the CPU will operate alongside 4GB of RAM. At the end of the day however, although the so-called Motorola Droid Turbo 3 might look attractive in these renders, chances are that the images below don’t reflect the final product, assuming of course that Motorola has any plans to make a comeback to the “Droid Turbo” series after it seemingly made the switch to the Moto Z moniker late last year. We advise a healthy dose of skepticism but feel free to share your thoughts on the concept renders nonetheless.