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Could this be a photo of the Motorola Droid RAZR Ultra?

July 5, 2013
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After Verizon teased an upcoming Motorola smartphone with a new landing page, a photo of the supposed Motorola Droid RAZR Ultra is now going the rounds on tech blogs and news sites. The picture below is said to be the back side of the rumored phone.

Is this the Motorola Droid RAZR Ultra? Or a fake?
Is this the Motorola Droid RAZR Ultra? Or a fake?

The speculated device is seen bearing the white text “ELITE PARTNERS” and “NEW ORLEANS 2013.” It also has a Motorola logo on the usual position and a yellow Ferrari logo on the lower part. The patterned case appears to be made of Kevlar or plastic. It is unlikely to be aluminum with its texture.

We’re not experts in examining whether or not photos are fake, but we can see something not so right with the “leaked” photo. The alignment of the aforementioned white lines of text on the case does not seem to match the orientation of the phone. Also, the pixelation around the text looks unusual. They look like they have been added on top of a photo of the Motorola XT621 Ferrari Edition pictured below. The pixelation looks like the result of merging two images with different resolutions and saved in a downscaled quality.

Motorola XT621

The alleged photo of the Motorola Droid Ultra does not come with its EXIF data, so it can’t be concluded if it’s an actual camera snap or a photo culled from the web and edited to look like something else.

The “Ultra” part of the smartphone’s name is believed to indicate that the device will be a high-end one (or perhaps an oversized device). It could be Motorola’s flagship for 2013. The other upcoming device from the company, Moto X, is expected to be under the mid-range category.

There are no details or reliable leaks yet on what the Droid Ultra’s specs would be, but we expect it to run Android 4.2.2 or 4.3 and pack a larger than average battery. Based on a month-old tip from @evleaks, the Droid Ultra will be released as a continuation of Verizon and Motorola’s team-up on the Droid RAZR line.