At a media event on Tuesday, Motorola officially took the wraps off two new smartphones – the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 is one of them. Let’s find out more about the star.
The Motorola Droid Turbo 2 is the sequel to the Motorola Droid Turbo, which launched last year around this time. The device was lauded for its powerful hardware; however, many were put off but the super rugged Kevlar design.
The Motorola Droid Turbo 2 offers top-of-the-line specifications. In looking at its design, it’s a very different looking handset from last year’s offering, as it now boasts a flatter design style – more like the moto G and other Moto Devices.
|Display||5.4-inch QHD (1440×2560) display.|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core SoC|
|ROM||32 GB and 64GB (Expandable vis MicroSD card)|
5 MP front facing camera
21 MP rear facing camera
|Connectivity||4G LTE (Cat 4) / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 with APT-X, GPS, USB 2.0|
|Operating System||Android Lollipop|
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The successor to the last year’s Droid Turbo comes with a 5.4-inch QHD (1440×2560) display. The company claims that the ‘ShatterShield’ display – which is made of an aluminium rigid core, flexible Amoled screen, and dual-layer touchscreen panels – wouldn’t break into pieces even when dropped on a slab of concrete. That’s one hell of a claim and the device stands on the claim. It’s impossible to break it by dropping it.
There’s a 3760mAh battery, which in addition to a claimed battery life of 2-days under “mixed use”, also supports Quick Charging.
Pricing and Availibility
The Motorola Droid Turbo 2 will be available in the United States from October 29 in a trade-in offer for up to $300 off on the upgrade to the new Droid Turbo 2.
The carrier will be selling the 32GB and 64GB variants, respectively, at a price point of $624 and $720 off contract for the 32GB and 64GB variants respectively. There’s no word on international availability just yet, though it is likely to launch in other markets as the Turbo 2, similar to what we saw last year with the Moto Turbo.