Verizon Announces New Droid Ultra, Mini and Maxx



Even though we are still a couple a days away from Motorola’s Moto x announcement, we are getting some eyes on some of the other things they are making.

At a small event in New York City recently, Verizon showed off its new line of Motorola Droid devices.

The first phone Verizon announced is the Droid Ultra, which is said to be the thinnest 4G LTE phone out there by Motorola‚Äôs Rick Osterloh. The phone is only 7.18mm thin. Even though the phone is thin, the features and power on this phone is not. The Droid Ultra has a 5-inch 720p display, an octo-core X8 Mobile Computing System that gives 24 percent faster processing power, a four core GPU, increased memory, dedicated contextual and language processing and comes with hands-free voice control, active notification display, and quick capture running recent stock Android. The phone will cost $199 with a two year contract.

The second phone Verizon announced is the Droid Maxx, which has the same features as the Motorola Ultra, but stores a 3,500mAH battery, which Verizon says that it can run for two days without a charge. Even though it sprouts a bigger battery, the phone is only a millimeter thicker than the Dorid Ultra. The phone will cost $299 with a two year contract.

The last phone Verizon announced is the Droid Mini, which was dubbed the phone that is “compact without compromise”. It has an edge to edge 4.3 inch 720p display with a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of ram, 16GB of storage,10MP camera, 2130-mAh battery and wireless charging capabilities. It will cost $99 with a two year contract.

As of right now, the company is taking preorders on the New Droid Ultra, Mini and Maxx handsets and will start shipping out the new handsets around August 20 for the Ultra and Maxx, and August 29th for the Mini . As a bonus, customers who purchase the Ultra or Maxx by September will receive a free six-month subscription to Google Play Music All-Access.