Leaked images of purported Droid Turbo surface

After re-activating a few weeks back, Verizon’s DroidLanding Twitter account – expected to lead us towards the launch of a new Droid smartphone – has been almost suspiciously silent; is this device still happening? Rumors have insisted as much, most recently claiming that an October launch is in the works. As we wait to see if Verizon and Motorola have any press event planned, we’re getting our first look at the anticipated hardware, as pics leak of this apparent Droid Turbo.

Motorola Droid phones on Verizon certainly have a distinct look to them, and it doesn’t appear that the Turbo will be any exception. The iconic woven Kevlar seems to be making a return, and we also see some design elements that harken to other new Motorola devices like the 2014 Moto X – the rear camera’s flash isn’t a straight Moto X copy, but those dual LEDs straddling the lens are evocative of it enough.

The source behind this leak also mentions hardware elements like a front-facing speaker, and while that would also be in line with other recent Motorola models, we can’t quite make out what we’re seeing in the regrettably super-blurry shot of the phone’s front panel.

This also seems to be the only Droid smartphone Verizon’s gearing up to welcome, a stark contrast to years past when we saw the debut of multiple handsets at a time, typically with one being a “Maxx” model sporting an oversized battery. While hardware like that may still be coming, it’s sure managing to keep an awful low profile if it is.

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Source: hellomotoHK (Facebook)
Via: Android Central

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