As previously expected, Motorola and Verizon have now unveiled their next-gen Droid handsets!

Not only do all of the latest Motorola Droid handsets feature solid specs, Motorola also seems to understand that not everyone wants or needs super-sized handsets. Besides the Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx, Verizon is also introducing the Droid Mini.

Unlike most “mini” handsets on the market today, the Droid Mini promises to be “compact without compromise”.

This is a refreshing change of pace, because it means that getting a ‘compact’ phone finally doesn’t mean getting a piece of junk.  The only possible ‘compromise’ here could be the display, which trades the 5-inch 720p display for a 4.3-incher. Of course if you’re looking for a smaller phone, that’s an obvious and expected trade off.

Unlike most “mini” handsets on the market today, the Droid Mini promises to be “compact without compromise”.

The Motorola Droid Mini not only has the same 10MP camera as its brothers, but even boasts the intriguing Motorola X8 mobile computing system.

This new eight-core unit that consists of a quad-core GPU, a dual-core CPU, a single-core contextual computing processor and a single-core natural language processor.

The Mini will also feature a voice-based Touchless Control system, as previously hinted by a leaked ad storyboard. This feature allows you to get directions, search, open apps and make phone calls – totally hands-free.

The Droid Mini will launch for $99 on August 20th, alongside its pricier brothers. All three handsets will also be available for pre-order starting later today at DroidDoes.com.

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