Verizon Unveils New Motorola Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, Droid Mini

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Motorola Droid MaxxThe Moto X will be Motorola’s high-profile handset, but the company has a number of additional models in store for Verizon customers. On Tuesday, Verizon revealed the Motorola Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini at a press event in New York City. The trifecta will headline the carrier’s Android summer lineup replacing the Droid RAZR HD, RAZR Maxx HD and RAZR M handsets.

The Droid Ultra, which will serve as the flagship model, will offer an alluring array of specs, including a 5-inch, 720p display and Motorola’s X8 processor. Other specs include 2GB of RAM and a 10 MP rear-facing camera all in a Kevlar case design.

The Droid Maxx will offer the same specs in the Ultra, but with a much larger battery. According to Motorola, the new handset will be capable of delivering 48 hours of continuous use with a single charge. The company boasts this impressive battery life gain within an even smaller form factor, as the Droid Maxx is roughly 9 percent thinner than the previous generation Droid RAZR Maxx.

In line with the Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx, the Droid Mini will offer similar specs in a portable form factor. Though exact specs (including the dimensions) were not provided during the announcement, Motorola did reveal that it will sport a 4.3-inch, 1280 x 720 TFT display.

The Droid handsets will run on Motorola’s new X8 platform, which boasts 24 percent CPU performance gains and 100 percent faster GPU processing. The three new smartphones will also offer touchless gesture control support along with an active display, which illuminates specific isolated regions of the display to depict notifications.

Preorders begin on Tuesday at droiddoes.com. As for pricing, the Droid Mini will be available for $100, while the Ultra is priced at $200 and the Maxx is listed at $300 (all on-contract prices). All three models are set to be released on August 20.

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