Motorola 6.3-inch Smartphone and DROID Ultra 2 in the Works
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Motorola 6.3-inch Smartphone and DROID Ultra 2 in the Works



When Google bought Motorola we all were wondering what exactly the company had planned, and we’ve just started seeing their vision with the completely customizable Moto X smartphone. However, that isn’t all we can expect from Motorola aside from a few Verizon exclusive DROIDS, and new rumors today have them pegged to be working on a massive 6.3-inch phablet to take on the Galaxy Note 3.

Motorola has been rather quiet this entire year aside from the Moto X launch and hilarious commercials, and only having other devices on Verizon won’t keep them relevant in the long run. They’ll need to compete with Samsung and the Note 3, or even Sony’s latest large Xperia smartphones. As a result new reports and rumors from GforGames have surfaced today that the DROID Ultra successor or ULTRA 2 is already under development, and more.


The details have arrived by way of the online site Meibo which has been correct in the past with multiple Motorola and Moto X rumors, but we’ll still have to take these with a grain of salt this early on. According to the report a new DROID Ultra device codenamed the Quantum is under heavy development. Given the fact that the DROID Ultra was just recently released and is still rather new, the report of a mid 2014 release makes sense. We could see a new Motorola device before then, but it won’t be a part of the Ultra line.

So what could Motorola be working on that isn’t a DROID? How about a massive 6.3-inch smartphone to stay relevant in the big screen market where Samsung dominates with the Note series. This device is rumored as the Motorola Xplay, and we don’t have any details aside from the large screen size. If this device is released this year we can expect either a quad-core processor, or their same X8 computing system found in the Moto X. Sadly the report is aiming for sometime next year.

The backs of the Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One max compared.

With the Xperia Z Ultra and its 6.4-inch display and the incoming 5.9-inch HTC One Max, Motorola might want to hurry with their own phablet. Especially when you consider these big screen devices are getting more popular with each release.

If you are hoping for a new Motorola smartphone before the years end, the only device we see coming to market would be the leaked DROID 5 QWERTY slider we saw earlier this year. Because apparently some people still want a dedicated hardware keyboard. Would you buy a smartphone with a keyboard, or one with a massive 6.3-inch screen?




  1. Asmodai

    10/08/2013 at 1:25 pm

    I’d buy a phone with a keyboard and I’d prefer a 4-4.3″ 720p over a 5+ inch 1080p screen. However rumor has it the Droid 5 has only 1GB of RAM and a crappy Adreno 225 GPU which is a dealbreaker for me. A Droid 5 would need to at least match the Droid Mini in specs for me to consider it.

  2. me

    10/09/2013 at 2:07 am

    keyboard over all..

    even if the spec are going to suck..

    • billy

      10/09/2013 at 6:28 am

      I agree about the keyboard 100%, but if the specs aren’t a step up & they do away with the water/dust resistance of the D4 I might as well just buy another one of these. I think they’re going for about $12 online now… why wait for something new & more expensive? Especially if it sucks?

  3. FangerZero

    10/11/2013 at 12:41 pm

    Thankfully when the D5 comes out it’ll be an improvement for me considering I still have the D3. It is sad however that the D5 will be pretty crappy compared to all the other phones out there in terms of CPU power etc. Screen size is fine, if I need more than 5 inches I’ll just pull out my netbook and have a real computer. I was going to get a Moto X when Verizon finally got the customizable specs, but now that the D5 is coming out nope. I love my Physical QWERTY.

  4. Bry

    10/18/2013 at 2:10 am

    Absolutely want a phone with a keyboard! What’s the point of having a huge screen when 1/3 of it is taken up with an on screen keyboard? Besides why bother having such a huge smartphone, you may as well carry a tablet with you. I just don’t get the fascination with having massive screens on phones.

    I really hope this droid 5 has decent specs (and I can get it to work in the UK!)


    10/28/2013 at 3:54 am

    What’s the point of having a huge screen when 1/3 of it is taken up with an on screen keyboard?

    End of discussion.

  6. damhikt

    11/09/2013 at 9:41 pm

    physical keyboard please!!!

  7. Mark Konkolski

    01/12/2014 at 1:20 am

    people dont realize that keyboardless phones are great for slow typists so they can work faster with swype instead. but a fast typist will easily outperform a fast swypist, therefore physical keyboards are an absolute must for those who love to get things done fast and accurately. for me its a no brainer, it must be a keyboard and if i have to sacrifice 1 gig of ram to be more productive then ill buy droid 5 anyway. for now i am enjoying my samsung sgh t699 with a keyboard on ebay and watching with amusement how big companies are brave enough to not care enough for a big market segment and pass out on new phone sales to folks like myself.

    by the way al of the above was typed on my qwerty keyboard. try this with swype…

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