droidsJust as we all expected Verizion announced three new Motorola Droids at their event yesterday; the Droid Mini, Droid Ultra, and the Droid Maxx which apparently has a battery life of 48 hours.

Droid Mini

We’ll begin with the Droid Mini, as you might expect this is the smallest of the two with a 4.3-inch 720p TFT edge-to-edge display, something Motorola are keen to keep on their latest handsets. The Mini comes with 1.7GHz dual-core X8 CPU with a hearty 2GB of RAM. The Droid Mini comes with a 2,000mAh battery that will apparently last 28 hours. The rear camera is a 10-megapixel snapper with a smaller 2-megapixel cam on the front. For a device which it the at the lower end of the three it’s still got some pretty impressive specs.

Onto the Droid Ultra, this device is thinnest Droid handset, ever, at 7.18-millimeters. The Droid Ultra boasts a 5-inch AMOLED 720p display and under the hood it’s home to the same 1.7GHz dual-core X8 CPU as the Mini as well as the 2GB RAM. Like the Mini also it has the same 10-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front facing camera.

Droid Ultra

Finally the Droid Maxx, much like the Ultra and the Mini, the Maxx comes with the same 1.7GHz dual-core 8X CPU as well as 2GB RAM. It has the same 5-inch AMOLED display as the Ultra, but where it differs is the 720 x 1280 resolution. The cameras are the same on this handset too. Where this handset really stands out is it’s battery. Jam packed with a 3,500mAh battery the Droid Ultra is said to have a battery life of 48 hours. The huge battery makes it considerably thicker than the Ultra and the Mini but with 48 hours on the battery who cares!

Specs aside the main real attraction to these handsets are the features packed into each and every one of them. The touchless controls are what I’m talking about. The same feature that’s rumoured to come with the Moto X the touchless controls allow users to say “Okay, Google Now” followed by a command like “Call Aaron” and it’ll jump into action and make that call, essentially the Droids will always be listening out for those commands, it’ll even help you find your phone if you miss place it by saying “Okay, Google Now. Find My Droid”.

Droid Maxx

Along for the ride are a couple more features such as the “Quick Capture” camera launching feature, each device will have wireless charging capabilities, a new “Active Display” feature that lights up a select part of the screen to show notifications, and finally the “Droid Zap.” feature which allows you to send images within 300 feet of you, swiping your finger to share media files.

Finally, each handset runs on Android 4.2.2.

Right now the three Droids are set to launch on August 20 with pre-orders being opened right away. For those of you outside of North America we can expect the handsets to be heading elsewhere but dropping the Droid name, more on that as and when it happens. In terms of pricing; $99 for the Mini, $199 for the Ultra and $299 for the Maxx. All of which will come on a two year contract.

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