Verizon just announced the incredibly powerful DROID Turbo during a press event in New York City, and it packs a ton of high-end specs that should please even the most demanding smartphone enthusiast.
The DROID Turbo runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat instead of the brand new Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system, but you’ll find a Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.7GHz under the hood, 3GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of storage, a 5.3-inch display with a 2560 x 1440-pixel resolution (565ppi), a huge 3,900mAh battery that promises up to 48 hours of battery life, support for Cat. 4 LTE, a 21-megapixel camera capable of recording 4K video, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band Wi-Fi support and more.
Depending on the model you buy, you’ll find that the DROID Turbo body is either made out of ballistic nylon or metalized glass fiber reinforced with DuPont Kevlar, Verizon said, and the display features Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Verizon said it will replace the display once in a two-year time period for free, in case you run into any damage along the way. Also, the body of the DROID Turbo features a water-repellent nanocoating. That doesn’t mean you can take it for a dunk in the pool, but should survive an accidental spill.
Verizon will begin selling the DROID Turbo online and in stores in just two days, on Oct. 30. The 32GB option will set you back $199.99 with a new two-year contract, or $25 per month on Verizon Edge, and is available in black ballistic nylon, metallic red and metallic black. A 64GB option in black ballistic nylon will sell for $249.99 or $27 per month on Verizon Edge. Interested in picking one up?
Verizon has a few deals for the DROID Turbo in place. It’s offering $100 toward the price if you trade-in a working smartphone, and is waiving activation and upgrade fees for the device. Additionally, Verizon Edge customers who upgraded before July 1 can pick up the DROID Turbo with the same Verizon Edge pricing as new customers. Stay tuned for our hands-on with Verizon’s new powerhouse.