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Motorola Droid Turbo looks like a serious Nexus 6 rival

The upcoming Motorola Droid Turbo has been caught on camera ahead of its big Verizon launch this week, and it looks like a serious competitior to the Nexus 6, packed with premium specs.

A number of snapshots of the device were leaked on to the web via Android Spin, showing in more detail what users can expect from the hotly anticipated smartphone, which will be unveiled by US carrier Verizon on October 28th.

While the Droid Turbo’s design might not be anything special (if these photos are real), essentially looking like a typical mid-range mobile, the innards have got us salivating. The Turbo reportedly packs a Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor along with 3GB RAM, and will be launched on version 4.4.4. of Google’s Android operating system, though an upgrade to Lollipop (5.0) will surely be available by the time it reaches customers.

Motorola has also shoved a 21-megapixel camera into the Droid Turbo, with a dual LED flash, plus a sizable 3900mAh battery, which should power the 5.2-inch Quad HD display for a comfortable time between charges.

Similarities are already being struck between the Droid Turbo and the incoming Nexus 6, which is also manufactured by Motorola, but the former looks like it’ll have the edge in a straight-up contest, with its larger camera sensor and beefier cell.

We haven’t got long to wait until the full unveiling of the Droid Turbo, to finally see it up close and personal rather than in sneaky, poorly-shot images. We’ll bring you the full skinny when it’s officially launched.