Motorola just unveiled three new Droid smartphones including the Droid Ultra (which retails for $199), the Droid Maxx ($299), and the Droid Mini ($99).
These phones are now available for pre-order and will ship on August 20th.
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New Motorola Droid phone features
The Droid Ultra features a 5 inch 1080p HD display, 2,130 mAH battery,7.2 MM-thin body, f2.4 lens, and 10-megapixel camera capable of 1080p video. The Droid Maxx features the similar 5 inch 1080p HD display, wireless charging capabilities, 32 gigabytes of storage, and 3,500 mAH battery. The Droid Mini features a 4.3 inch HD S AMOLED Display, and wireless charging. The full list of specifications for the Droid Mini has yet to be released.
The Verge added, “As Motorola said at the event, the Ultra’s main selling point is its thinness, while the Maxx yet again promises absurdly strong battery life — up to 48 hours. Despite the huge battery, the Maxx is still only 8.5mm thin, while the Ultra is even smaller at 7.2mm. The Ultra (and presumably the Maxx) feature a 10-megapixel camera with a f2.4 lens, and both phones feature the familiar Kevlar backing that Motorola started introducing with the Droid RAZR nearly two years ago. Strangely enough, the new phones re-introduce capacitive buttons below the screen, rather than using the on-screen buttons found on last year’s models. As for the displays, both devices feature 5-inch, 720p screens. We’re a little disappointed with the resolution at that size, but on the plus side both screens use OLED technology and doesnot include the Pentile sub-pixel arrangement found on previous Droid RAZR devices.”
Motorola’s new phones should create more interest in Android and more competition for Samsung. It should also provide more competition for Apple. Smartphones are big business and it’s crucial for tech companies to create in-demand products that sell.