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Motorola Droid Turbo Leak Shows Device Is More Powerful Than Pretty

The Motorola Droid Turbo is expected to launch on Oct. 28, but details about this smartphone aren’t exactly secret. Most recently, press images for the device have leaked, showing off the latest Verizon-exclusive device in all its clunky glory. 

Tech informant Evan Blass, also known as Evleaks, shared images of the Droid Turbo via social media on Sunday and the device leaves little be desired by way of design. With its back panel made of Kevlar, texture is not a friend for the Droid Turbo; many pundits have already called the device as unequivocally ugly, while others say its simply rugged. However, leaked specifications for the Droid Turbo indicate that a smartphone doesn’t have to be pretty to be powerful. 

The Droid Turbo is expected to power such features as a 5.2-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution display and a 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 with a massive 3,900mAh battery. The Droid line is known for its powerful batteries, and the Droid Turbo will likely be no different, also including wireless charging and turbo charger support that can power the device for up to 8-hours on a 15 minute charge.

Memory on the Droid Turbo includes 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The device features a 21-megapixel main camera with 4K video recording and a 2.1-megaixel front camera. It also runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat, which is not much different from Google Inc.’s stock software with few modifications.

While many may not be in love with the Kevlar design on the Droid Turbo, it aids in the devices water resistance. In addition to being impervious to spills, the device can also withstand up to 20 minutes in downpour rain; it is also scratch resistant. The Droid Turbo is much like other devices in the Verizon-exclusive Droid line, which usually sacrifice style for power. 

Motorola has a press event planned for Oct. 28 in New York City, where the Droid Turbo is expected to be unveiled. Once on the market, the device should sell for between $200 and $300 with a two-year contract.

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