Verizon and Motorola is launching their latest DROID smartphones, including the super slim Motorola DROID ULTRA featuring glossy color Kevlar composite unibody. The 5-inch handset measures just 7.18mm thick and has a clean, premium look and feel. The ULTRA, as well as the new DROID MAXX and DROID Mini, are powered by Motorola’s newly developed X8 Mobile Computing System for enhanced performance and extended battery life.
The X8 consists of a SnapDragon S4 Pro 1.7Ghz dual-core CPU, a quad-core Adreno 320 GPU, a natural language processor and a contextual computing processor. This Computing System enables a range of new software capabilities, including the new Touchless Control function that allows users to make calls, find direction, search using voice control, even when the device is asleep. The phone has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.
Running Android 4.2.2 system, the smartphone includes Active Display that will light up a portion of the screen to show notification, without illuminating your whole screen or wasting battery; and the Quick Capture that lets you to shake to wake the phone by quickly twisting your wrist and tap anywhere on the screen to snap a pic.
The DROID ULTRA sports a 5-inch 1280x720p HD touchscreen, a 10 Megapixel camera with LED flash and a 2 Megapixel front camera. It supports Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, NFC, GPS/AGPS and HSDPA/LTE connectivity. Instead of micro SIM, the handset uses Nano SIM, like the iPhone 5. It is priced at $199.99 with a 2-year contract.