The Droids are back

Motorola is back with new mobiles for Verizon

Motorola has unveiled the new Droid Mini, Maxx and Ultra, signalling that they really want to be taken seriously as a smartphone player. While the event with Google is scheduled on 1 August, Motorola went ahead and introduced the three new models, exclusively on Verizon in the US.

All three feature Motorola’s favourite material – Kevlar - making phones more durable while keeping the phones' profile thin.  As for the software side, the three phones now comes with Motorola’s Droid Command Center widget, a one-stop centre for your phone’s vital stats – be it battery, volume, received text and so on. It is also the portal for you to have easy access to the Wireless Display function, to share your phone’s content to connected TVs that support this feature.

The three phones also feature a 10MP camera with simplified commands. Shake twice to take a quick photo, tap anywhere to shoot and swipe up to share with nearby Droids. Easy.

Scroll down to see the three phones and their vital statistics.

Motorola Droid Ultra

This device comes with a 5 inch screen that features a 720p display and is touted as the world’s thinnest 4G LTE Smartphone, at only 7.18mm. Inside, it has a dual-core 1.7GHz processor, 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM (which ensures silky smooth performance) and a 2130mAh battery. NFC is also included while colour options include either Red or Black.

Motorola Droid Maxx

Meanwhile, the Maxx shares many specifications with the Ultra, with two major differences. One, it comes with a whooping 32GB of internal storage, and also a huge battery, with a capacity of 3500mAh. This gives it enough juice to run for an estimated 48 hours in a single charge. Crikey.

Motorola Droid Mini

As many companies are doing now, they will produce a mini version of their flagship smartphone – usually after the flagship has been launched. Not Motorola – they announced it together with the family. The Mini shares the same design ideas as the larger siblings, with a more modest 4.3 inch screen (still at 720p) and the same processor and camera as the Maxx and Ultra. It also comes with a smaller battery – 2000mAh.

All three phones will be on the US market by end August. Will this be the same phones announced by Google on 1 August for the world market, or will we see something different all together? Stay with us for further news on this.

[Engadget, Phone Arena, Lowyat.net