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Motorola Kinzie is the Next DROID Smartphone

News by Luke Jones on Monday June 29, 2015.

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We are huge fans of the Motorola DROID Turbo here at MobileBurn, despite its flaws (ugly, Verizon exclusivity, and unnecessary battery issues) and we are excited to see what Motorola cooks up for Big Red next. That upcoming device is codenamed the "Kinzie" (15XT85) and is reported to be coming with plenty of interesting (read high end) specs.

Chief among them is a Qualcomm made Snapdragon 808 processor. Motorola has seemingly decided to do what LG did with the G4 and avoid the problematic Snapdragon 810 and opt for the slightly lower clocked but not overheating 808. It is interesting to see that the Kinzie will not pack a Snapdragon 820, a new flagship chipset that Qualcomm is working on. That may show that the 820 will not arrive until early next year as a new DROID could launch as late as November.

As for other specs, the Kinzie will carry a 5.5-inch Quad HD screen (1440 x 2560) with a pixel density of 534ppi. Elsewhere there will be 3GB of RAM, 32GB of on board storage space, a 20 megapixel rear main camera and a 5 megapixel front shooter for all you selfie fans. Motorola has always had a solid relationship with Android, but the Kenzie will not ship with Android M and will instead come with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box.

It is worth noting that Motorola is making another DROID with the codename "Clark" although it is unclear whether that will be a lower end device or another variant of the Kinzie.

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