Leaked Motorola Droid Turbo tips specs and software features
Expected to launch later this month, Verizon's next Droid could feature some of the Moto X's best software features.
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A newly discovered Motorola Droid Turbo user manual has found its way online, tipping Verizon's hand for an upcoming exclusive. Assuming it's the real McCoy, we should soon look for powerful device that features some of the Moto X's (2014) best software touches.
Seemingly confirming previous rumors, the user manual reveals a number of hardware specifications. Among those found in the PDF file are a 5.2-inch "ultra-high-definition display" and a huge 21-megapixel rear camera.
Additionally, the guide references NFC connectivity, Qi wireless charging capability, and support for Motorola's Turbo Charger. Already available for $35, Motorola's charger can juice up the Moto X with 8 hours of battery life in only 15 minutes.
As Droid Life points out, the second page of the manual indicates the Moto Turbo Charger is included in the box, referencing the phone's fast-charging namesake.
In terms of software, it looks as though the Droid Turbo could run a version of Android that's light on custom UI touches. This is good news for users, who can expect timely software updates. However, don't expect a "pure Android" experience. With mentions of Moto Actions, Assist, Connect, and Display, there could be a slight Motorola personality.
It's not clear when Verizon is expected to announce the Droid Turbo; As CNET first reported in mid-September, it should be soon.