Along with the Moto X, Motorola will release a few other phones. These devices, the DROID MAXX, DROID Ultra and DROID Mini, will be Verizon exclusives (as you can tell by the DROID branding) and should be announced at Motorola’s event July 11. However, we’re now seeing leaks of the DROID Ultra in particular, including the above photo of a white model.
This XT1080W (the W stands for white) looks straightforward enough, but looking below the capacitive keys, you’ll see that the black strip is actually kevlar (or carbon fiber?). That’s definitely an interesting design choice, and we can only assume that the back is all-black kevlar and that the white model is only white in the front. That’s quite a change from other white devices that have black fronts.
The design is quite similar to the older Motorola devices, and we’ve heard that these are the final devices that weren’t made strictly under Google’s rule. The device does have the brand-new Motorola logo up top, so it’s definitely a new device.
Then, @evleaks leaked this press shot of of the DROID Ultra, revealing both the front and the back of the black version of the device. We can see a full kevlar/carbon fiber back, further supporting the idea that the white model is dark in the back. This leak also shares the capacitive buttons below the display and lack of Verizon branding on the front of the device.
The camera in this device is said to be a 10MP “RGBC” sensor, sounding awfully similar to what the Moto X should offer. This “RGBC” sensor could be the new Clear Pixel camera, standing for the different type of pixels it uses (Red, Green, Blue, Clear). That would be a nice addition to Motorola’s flagship. Other specs are unknown at the moment, but don’t expect them to vary too much from the current crop of flagships.
Looking at the capacitive buttons, we can’t imagine it was Motorola’s doing. Now that it’s owned by Google, it seems that Motorola is moving closer and closer to a Nexus style. If the Moto X has on-screen buttons and the Verizon models they will release have capacitive buttons, we can only assume who’s fault it was. It’s not the most pleasant change, but it looks like Verizon really doesn’t like Google’s standards. Did the previous gen Motorola products with on-screen keys upset a Verizon executive at some point? We’ll never know.
Seeing the new device in both black and white, does it intrigue you? It seems like more of old Motorola. However, this device can still end up being very competent, especially with that new camera. Tell us your thoughts!