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Oct 13, 2014

Motorola DROID Turbo aka Nexus 6 Mini Leaks in Official Press Render

There’s been quite a debate on the matter of Google launching a phablet Nexus over a standard smartphone with a smaller display.

We’re still not sure what will happen with those customers who are anxious to upgrade to the new Nexus 6 or whatever it will be named, hoping it will not be a phablet. According to the latest reports, Google will indeed launch a 5.9-inch Nexus phablet this month, though a smaller version of the smartphone is still in the cards. The question is how Google will be able to deliver the smaller version of the Nexus 6 internationally. We do know that the 5.2-inch Nexus 6 model was nixed by the search giant in favor of the larger version, but that doesn’t mean that the maker of the smartphone will not launch it under its own brand. The so-called Motorola DROID Turbo is a 5.2-inch smartphone that packs the same features that were known to belong to the Nexus 6 when the first details on the handset leaked online several weeks ago.

However, the DROID Turbo will be exclusively available in the United States through Verizon Wireless carrier, which means customers in other countries won’t have access to it. There were a few pictures of the DROID Turbo leaked a few weeks ago, but they weren’t coming through any of the official channels. Over the weekend though, Verizon’s Twitter account in charge of DROID family mistakenly published a press render of the DROID Turbo. Even though the carrier pulled the picture, the damage was already done as the online media was able to save the picture and inform readers about the DROID Turbo.

DROID Turbo may be available through other carriers under different names

This is not the first time that something official regarding the DROID Turbo leaks ahead of the actual announcement. No later than last week, the smartphone’s “User’s Guide” manual popped up online and confirmed some of the features the DROID Turbo was rumored to pack. For example, the DROID Turbo will be compatible with Motorola’s Moto fast charger and it will support Qi Wireless charging. As mentioned earlier, the smartphone will sport a 5.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display, a 21-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 3900 mAh monster battery,

The DROID Turbo is likely to be launched at other US carriers as well, but only after Verizon exclusivity period ends. The smartphone could be released at AT&T as ATRIX 2014 or something similar. Obviously, the unlocked version will be released internationally under a different name, possibly as Motorola Moto S, though this is just a rumor which has been confirmed by multiple sources yet. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.

Motorola DROID Turbo back
Image credits to @DroidLanding


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