Motorola phablet and Droid Ultra successor pop up in new rumors

This past summer was a productive one for Motorola, and we saw the arrival of not just the flagship Moto X, but the new Droid Ultra (above) series of models for Verizon. What’s next for Motorola, though? There’s that Moto-X-inspired DVX that’s been flirting with release for a while now, that Droid 5 that’s made its presence known, and the confirmation we got from CEO Dennis Woodside about work on a tablet. Today we get a couple additional models to throw in the mix, including both a phablet and a early follow-up to the Droid Ultra.

Reportedly, Motorola is working on a phablet that may launch as the Xplay. The handset would be on the larger end of the phablet spectrum, with a 6.3-inch display. For now, that’s all we have to go on – no mention of resolution (though of course we’re gunning for 1080p) nor SoC. At least we hear a little about a timetable, with this device supposedly on track for something next year.

It’s only been a little over two months since Motorola launched the Droid Ultra, but if this source is to be believed, Motorola is already developing its successor. It may be called the Droid Quantum, but we wonder if that could just be an internal codename, as Motorola’s competition has already used the name Quantum for one of its old phones – remember the LG Quantum, back when that OEM still produced Windows Phone handsets? No mention of a release estimate for this one, so it could still be quite a while off.

Source: Weibo
Via: phoneArena

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