Motorola Droid Turbo manual hints at Quad HD display and 21MP camera

The upcoming Droid Turbo. Image: Motorola/MotoFirmware

The upcoming Droid Turbo. Image: Motorola/MotoFirmware

A Motorola Droid Turbo user manual has given away many of the handset’s specifications ahead of its official unveiling this fall. In addition to an “ultra high definition display,” the document promises a super speedy processor, high-end graphics, and a new rapid charging feature.

Speculation surrounding the Droid Turbo first began back in September, when people familiar with Motorola’s launch plans told CNET that the device would be coming this month. Those sources said that its “marquee feature” would be its ability to charge rapidly — but it seems that won’t be its only impressive attribute.

According to a manual obtained by, the Droid Turbo will sport a 5.2-inch “ultra high definition display” (likely Quad HD), a 2.65GHz Snapdragon 805 processor with Adreno 420 graphics, and 3GB of RAM. We can also expect a 21-megapixel rear-facing camera with dual LED flash, and a “high capacity” battery.

It’s not clear at this point what exactly the capacity will be, but you’ll be able to get 8 hours of runtime from a 15-minute charge, Motorola says.

Motorola’s more recent smartphones, although very impressive, have had more modest specifications with more affordable price tags — but it appears the company is not holding back at all for the Droid Turbo.

If these specifications are correct, the device is will equipped to go head-to-head with the latest Android flagships from the likes of Samsung and LG. It’s also worth noting that these specifications are similar to those of the rumored Nexus 6, which is also being manufactured by Motorola.