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We now have a launch date for Motorola’s hot new Droid Turbo

Motorola Droid Turbo Release Date

One of the more promising under-the-radar phone releases of the fall now has a launch date. Droid Life points out that Verizon has started a countdown timer on its Droid Does website that teases an October 28th launch date for a new device that we can only presume is Motorola’s Droid Turbo.

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Although the Droid Turbo hasn’t gotten the same level of hype as Motorola’s 2014 Moto X, the device has been tipped to have even more powerful specifications than the company’s flagship device this year.

According to earlier leaks, the Droid Turbo will feature a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, a Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor that runs at 2.65GHz, a 19-megapixel camera, 3GB of RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat For comparison, the new Moto X features a 5.2-inch full HD 1080p, a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, a 13-megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat. Even more impressively, there has been some speculation that the Droid Turbo will also feature a massive 3,990mAh battery.

Combined with the launch of the HTC Desire Eye and the upcoming launch of the Nexus 6, the Droid Turbo will cap off a very busy month for high-profile Android smartphone announcements.

And just in case you weren’t already convinced, Verizon on Tuesday sent us an invitation to a special press conference that will take place on the 28th:

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.