Motorola’s new Droid trio hint at Moto X features

The Moto X is launched next week, but this week’s arrivals may offer much the same specifications
Motorola Droid Maxx

US carrier Verizon this week announced three new Motorola Droid smartphones – the Droid Mini, Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx – and they may give us a hint of what to expect when the Moto X flagship is launched on 1 August.

All three new phones feature a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4, which is highly likely to be on board the Moto X too. All three offer 2GB of RAM, 10MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front camera and a tough, Kevlar-reinforced body. Again, we’re expecting the Moto X to match them here.

All come with a nifty hands-free feature which lets you bring them out of standby by saying “OK Google Now”, the Droid Zap NFC data sharing function and a quick way to take photos: shaking the phone then tapping anywhere on the screen. We’d be surprised if these weren’t on board the Moto X.

Android 5 for the Moto X?

Motorola Droid Mini

They’re all running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean too, and while our head says that this’ll be the same for the Moto X, we’re still hoping that Motorola will unveil the X as the world’s first Android 5 phone next week. But don’t hold your breath.

So what are the differences between the Droids Mini, Ultra and Maxx? Well, the Mini has a 4.3in screen, while the others have 5in displays. The Mini and Ultra have 16GB of non-expandable storage, while the Maxx has 32GB. The Maxx also has a mammoth battery life, with a claimed 48 hours of talk time and 25 days standby. The others have 28 hours of talk time and 13 days standby, which is still pretty decent to be honest. The Maxx also supports wireless charging.

We don’t yet have UK release dates for these phones, but stay tuned for updates – and join us on 1 August for all the Moto X launch news.

[Via The Register]