We already knew that Motorola and Verizon will introduce the new generation of Droids, as several leaks of the next-gen Motorola smartphones made the headlines over the past past couple of weeks.
So far, the Motorola smartphones were RAZR devices, while the ones selling through Verizon were called Droid RAZR. Well, the new line-up ditches the RAZR brand, therefore, there will be now called simply, Motorola Droid. The Chicago-based company introduced three new smartphones at the press event in New York, the Droid Mini, the Droid Maxx, and the Droid Ultra. We will talk about the later one.
Even though the Moto X is definitely the most anticipated Motorola smartphone of the year, the Droid Ultra is still an interesting device to own. Let’s have a look at its technical specifications.
First of all, it’s worth mentioning that the Droid Ultra comes with a Kevlar back and has a large edge-to-edge display, while being one of the thinnest smartphones around, with a profile of only 7.18 mm. The Motorola Droid Ultra is 137.5 mm tall, 71.2 mm wide, and has a weight of only 137 grams.
Just like most of the flagship smartphones introduced this year, the Motorola Droid Ultra packs a 5-inch display. The American phone maker didn’t join the screen resolution race (Xperia Z, Galaxy S4, HTC One, and LG Optimus G Pro all come with full HD displays), as its flagship smartphone only sports an HD OLED display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels.
It’s interesting that while the other big players of the smartphone market fitted quad-core and even octo-core chipsets inside their flagship devices, Motorola employs a dual-core 1.7 GHz processor for the Droid Ultra. Of course the unit underpinning the Droid Ultra is helped by a 400 MHz quad-core GPU, a natural language processor, and contextual computing processor, the latter one being an eight-core Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System unit, meant to improve the battery stamina of the terminal.
The terminal also comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, while sporting a 10 megapixel Clear Pixel camera on the back with f2.4 lens and full HD video recording support. The front-facing camera is a 2 megapixel unit, also capable of full HD video recording, which will be a great tool for video calling.
In terms of connectivity the Motorola Droid Ultra comes with 4G LTE support (Band 4 and 13), quad-band WCDMA and GSM support, WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS module, and 3-mic support.
The smartphone is running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box which is almost-stock. The software running on the Droid Ultra will come with some Moto-specific features and apps like Droid Command Center, Wireless Display support, voice-based Touchless Control features, Active Display, Droid Zap photo sharing features, and Ingress pre-loaded.
All the aforementioned will be powered by a 2,130 mAh battery.
The Motorola Droid Ultra is already available for pre-order at Verizon, having a price tag of $199 with a two-year agreement. The smartphone comes in three body colors: white, black, and red, and, hopefully, it will also become available for purchase on other markets, as well.
Are you getting the new Motorola Droid Ultra? Please let us know in the comments section below.