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User manual for high-end Motorola DROID Turbo leaks

A manual for a new high-end Motorola device called the DROID Turbo has leaked, detailing a device which looks to be packed with the latest tech.

The name ‘DROID Turbo’ first got bandied around in August, where it was listed alongside a bunch of other unannounced devices which were due to drop before the holidays and now, it would seem, those predictions were right on the money.

The leak of a 73-page document, which came via MotoFirmware, gives us plenty of information regarding the device, and what we’ve read has given us cause for excitement.

Could the DROID Turbo share its hardware with the unreleased Nexus 6?
Could the DROID Turbo share its hardware with the Nexus 6?

 The manual indicates that the DROID Turbo will run on a Snapdragon 805 chip; a quad-core offering which will likely be clocked to around 2.65GHz. It will also make use of an accompanying Adreno 420 GPU which has been knocking out some impressive benchmarks since we first caught a glimpse at this year’s Google I/O.

Alongside the high-end running gear, you will also find 3GB RAM, a 21-megapixel primary camera and a 5.2-inch ultra-high definition display. The device will also come bundled with a high-capacity battery and the Motorola Turbo Charger, which will allow users to charge the device quickly (Moto claims that just 15 minutes of juice from the charger could provide you with up to 8 hours of runtime).

Interestingly, Motorola’s name has been heavily linked with Google’s upcoming Nexus 6, and early supposed specs for the device have been very close to what we’re seeing for the DROID Turbo, suggesting that Google’s next device could be a very close relative of this high-end Moto. We’re just a little thrown by the reappearance of the DROID branding, which we thought had been put to bed following the birth of the original Moto X and Moto G.

As is always the case with smartphones though, time will tell.

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