How is it, like clockwork, photos of unreleased Motorola phones leak weeks before their official unveiling? Whatever the means, we’re grateful the folks at @evleaks were able to get their hands on press images of Moto’s refreshed Verizon DROID trifecta. The left-most phone is the Droid Mini, the center the Droid Ultra, and the right-most phone the Droid MAXX.

Judging solely by their respective exteriors, the new DROIDs don’t seem all that different from last year’s models. Internal specifications remain elusive, but the ULTRA and MAXX may each feature a quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB of RAM, and a 5-inch, 1080p display. One DROID MAXX aspect of note is its alleged battery life: according to leaked marketing documents, its battery is capable of lasting up to 48 hours without recharge. Numbers like that are naturally suspect, but the impressive battery performance Motorola’s achieved before does lend credence to the rumor.

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In addition to press renderings, @evleaks also tweeted an image reportedly taken by the DROID ULTRA. Recent leaks suggest the ULTRA will pack a 10-megapixel camera with and RGBC sensor, which is said to improve white balance and exposure by taking in more light. Regardless, the pictures look sharp and natural, although quality is difficult to judge without the phone in hand.

Motorola’s been coy about a launch window for the new DROIDs, but sources point to an August 8 launch for the ULTRA. It’s anyone’s guess when the others will launch, or if there will be a press event.

Kyle Wiggers
Kyle Wiggers is an avid writer, web designer, podcaster, and video producer with an acute interest in all things technology. When not reviewing or commentating on gadgets, apps, and videos, he enjoys reading New Yorker feature articles, tinkering with computers, and playing the occasional game of Rock Me Archimedes.