Skip to main content

Unannounced Droid Ultra smartphone shows up on Motorola’s website

Best Motorola phonesMotorola has accidentally published details on its own website of an unannounced smartphone, named the Droid Ultra. The page provides almost everything you could want to know about the phone, except what it looks like, as the main image is sadly missing. It has the tagline, “Think thin,” and sure enough, the specs confirm it’ll be 8.3mm thick. The blurb also states it’ll have a Kevlar body and be made available in a, “bunch of glossy colors.”

Don’t expect it to challenge smartphones such as the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One, as the Droid Ultra looks like a solid mid-range phone. The screen will measure 4.3-inches, and have a 960 x 540 pixel resolution, while the processor will be a 1.5GHz dual-core chip. An 8-megapixel camera sits on the rear of the Kevlar shell, along with an LED flash, while a disappointing VGA video call camera is round the front. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is its operating system, and it’s compatible with 3G and 4G LTE networks.

The remainder of the feature list is fairly standard – 8GB of memory, a 2000mAh battery, DLNA, Wi-Fi, and a microSD card slot – but it does also have NFC built-in, along with the ability to function as a 3G or a 4G hotspot. While we don’t have a picture, the black model is said to have a, “diamond cut spin” to its aluminum frame. This is the same language used to describe the look of phones such as the Droid Razr M, so we can expect a similar style.

Motorola is rumored to be building up to the release of its Moto X hardware, which has been created alongside new owners Google, however before these arrive it’s having to work through a back catalog of phones from before Google took charge. We’d say this is one of them. No release date is mentioned, but an official announcement can’t be far away, seeing as the webpage is almost completely ready to go.

Editors' Recommendations

Andy Boxall
Senior Mobile Writer
Andy is a Senior Writer at Digital Trends, where he concentrates on mobile technology, a subject he has written about for…
Why Motorola wants your next phone to have a 200MP camera — or be purple
The back of the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra and Edge 30 Neo.

What do Pantone's Color of the Year 2022 and a 200-megapixel camera have in common? Both are attention-grabbers for Motorola as it gets ready to catch your eye next time you're shopping for a new smartphone.

Digital Trends talked to Ruben Castano, Motorola’s head of customer experience and design, and Rahul Desai, Motorola's director of camera and imaging, about the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra and the Edge 30 Neo. The 30 Ultra is the first internationally available phone with a 200MP camera, and the 30 Neo is the brand’s first phone created with color experts Pantone.
Meet Motorola's standout phones
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (from left) and Edge 30 Neo Andy Boxall/Digital Trends

Read more
Google Pixel 7 Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Who wins Android smartphone battle?
Someone holding a Google Pixel Pro 7 feat image.

Samsung and Google make some of the finest smartphones on the market, offering the most advanced features that make the most of their hardware and software integration. Both companies introduced new versions of their flagship phones this year, and our reviewers have put them to the test. Now it's time for the top-of-the-line Android smartphone smackdown: Which flagship phone -- the Google Pixel 7 Pro or the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra -- is the best one to capture the contents of your wallet?

Google Pixel 7 Pro
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Read more
Motorola shows that the Razr 2022 is making its best feature even better
A render of the Moto Razr 2022, showing off the confirmed larger front display it will have.

Motorola’s upcoming clamshell foldable is set to debut on August 2. The brand has begun teasing the device since the launch is around the corner. In the latest tease, we see a glimpse of the Moto Razr 2022 and its bigger outer screen.

The device appears to be getting a major design overhaul. Along with the design, Motorola has also upgraded the hardware of the device. Thus, this could be the Moto Razr everyone was waiting for. Here's a quick recap of what Motorola's confirmed.

Read more