Verizon Gets Three New Droids From Motorola This Year


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The talk of the town regarding Motorola is its new Moto X smartphone that's scheduled to be unveiled on August 1. Before they get to that, however, Motorola has unveiled the three new members of its Droid family for Verizon.

At an event today, Motorola announced the Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini. Motorola says the three phones represent the company's "best performing products yet."

Starting with the Droid Ultra and Maxx, it should be noted that both are almost identical. Both phones feature a 5-inch OLED 720p display, Motorola's new X8 Computing system, a Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.7GHz dual-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 10MP back camera and 2MP front camera.

As for differences between the two, the Droid Ultra is 1.3mm thinner than the Maxx, but that thinness comes at the expense of a smaller battery. The Droid Maxx promises 48 hours of battery life with its 3,500mAh battery. As for other differences, the Droid Ultra will have 16GB of onboard memory while the Droid Maxx will have 32GB.

The Droid Mini boasts similar specs as the the other two with a 1.7GHz CPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. As its Mini suggests, the big difference is that is sports a 4.3-inch display instead of the 5-inch display of its big brothers. It also makes some minor sacrifices in battery life.

So, how much is all of this going to cost you? Verizon says that the Droid Ultra will be $199, the Droid Maxx will be $299 and the Droid Mini will be $99. The above prices are only for those who sign a new two-year contract.

If the new Droid family piques your interest, you can put in a preorder today. All three phones will ship on August 20.