Verizon held a press conference today in New York City to announce new family of Motorola Droid devices. The devices are the Motorola Droid Ultra, the Motorola Droid Maxx and the Droid Mini. All three devices are next generation devices from Motorola.


New devices from Motorola powered by a very unique processor called the Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System. This is an octa-core chip with dedicated cores for a few functions. Two of the cores are standard processing cores, four are graphics processing cores, one is a contextual computing processor core, and one is the natural language processor core. The X8 promise a 24% increase in processing speed and a 100% increase in graphics speed.


For your information, The Droid Mini is the smallest of all three devices, the Droid Ultra is for those who don’t mind a big display but do care about thickness and the Droid Maxx is all about battery life. All three devices are very similar on the inside, but they cater to different needs.

Droid Mini features 4.3-inch 720p display and it is also the cheapest phone which is priced at $99 with a two-year contract.

The Droid Ultra features 5-inch 720p OLED displays, measures just 7.18mm and a 10-megapixel rear-facing camera with an f/2.4 lens. It is priced at $199 with a two-year contract.

The Droid Maxx features 5-inch 720p display, 8.5mm body, 10-megapixel camera and promises 48 hours of battery life. It is priced at $299 with a two-year contract.

All the three devices feature Motorola’s trademark Kevlar backing and using capacitive buttons. Few other features are, DROID Zap allows you to share photos with other phones with a swipe. DROID Command Center is the classic three-ring widget that has some controls in it. The devices will come pre-loaded with Ingress, Google’s strange scavenger hunt.

The Droid Mini is only $99, the Droid Ultra is $199, and the Droid Maxx is $299, all with 2-year contracts. You can pre-order all three devices now (ahead of their august 20th launch) and if you buy one of these devices before September 30th, you’ll get six months of free Google Play Music All Access.


[Via] The Verge

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