Even though it’s now a Google company, Motorola is not forgetting about the line-up of devices that were popular over the last couple of years, the Droid family. As you probably expected, the Droid HD and Droid HD Maxx will get their follow-ups for 2013 soon.
Protected by Kevlar bodies, the three new Motorola smartphones that will hit the market this year, the Droid Mini, Droid Ultra, and Droid Maxx, are expected to be very lightweight and durable in the same time. Moreover, the recent leaked press photo of the three aforementioned smartphones is indicating that Motorola decided to ditch the on-screen software buttons over three Android-specific capacitive buttons placed blow the display, in order to free up space for more content to be displayed on the screen.
According to the latest reports, Motorola’s plans for 2013 are also including a mid-range smartphone, unofficially dubbed Droid Mini, a terminal that is supposed to replace the RAZR i model with Intel chipset, and the RAZR M model powered by a dual-core Snapdragon CPU manufactured by Qualcomm.
Just like it happened in the past two years, the flagship model, now called Droid Ultra, will receive a variant with a huge battery squeezed underneath its Kevlar body, named Motorola Droid Maxx. Compared to the current Droid HD Maxx model, which packs a 3,300 mAh battery, the new Droid Maxx should come with a battery that has even greater capacity.
Anyway, there are sources saying that the Motorola Droid Ultra will also have great battery stamina, reports indicating that the flagship terminal of the Droid line-up will be able to stay awake for about 48 hours, which will make it quite popular among the users who are constantly on the go.
There were some rumors about an advanced feature for voice controls that will be included in the Motorola Droid smartphones, but since the details about the Droid Mini, Droid Ultra, and Droid Maxx are shallow, the rumors might actually talk about an improved version of Google Now.
Unfortunately, besides the product names and the above press photo that was unveiled by @evleaks, there are no more details about the members of this year’s Droid family.
Motorola is also expected to announce it’s flagship smartphone for 2013, the Moto X which will be “Made in USA” and will be highly customizable. The rumor mill also says that the Moto X will run stock Android, while a Motorola official said that it will pack “contextually aware” software, which might indicate that the highly anticipated smartphone might run proprietary Motorola user interface.
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