Jul 08 AT 1:15 PM Dima Aryeh 9 Comments

Motorola DROID Ultra photo, press shot


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!

Source: The Unlockr

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • R.S

    I’ve never been a fan of Motorola phones but yes, the Moto X does intrigue me.

    Though I’m sure others won’t feel the same way, I prefer capacitive buttons. Not only do on screen buttons eat up some screen space (yes I know it’s not all the time) but it also means wasted space on the bezel.

    • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

      So wait, is the DROID Ultra the Verizon version of the Moto X??? I thought they were entirely different lines, with the Moto X still coming to Verizon?

      Google and Moto, spill the beans already damn it!

      Fingers crossed for a 1080p screen that’s NOT pentile! I’ll take either LCD3 or OLED, don’t really care as long as it’s not pentile!

      • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

        Moto X is a totally different phone and is coming to Verizon without the DROID branding alongside its DROID Ultra counterpart.

        • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

          The way RS was talking I thought he/she was thinking they were one and the same. Didn’t want to sound like an ass by saying, “hey dumbass, they’re not the same phone” since RS is talking about the Moto X on a DROID Ultra post.

  • Eben1277

    I prefer physical buttons as well, but can live without them.

  • Tico4674

    When will we find out about the moto x’s specs? I can’t believe the rumors of it rocking an old s4 proc.

    • scuba505

      It’s the snapdragon 800, not the 600 that’s in the s4. No phone has that process……yet!

  • donger

    Another Verizon exclusive eh?

  • zerosix

    Just a little correction: the logo in the top of the phone is not “their new logo”, they’ve been putting it on engineering devices for a while.