Oct 9th, 2014

Motorola EQ40 Droid Turbo battery

Earlier this week, a mysterious Motorola device tried to sneakily make its way past the FCC undetected. While initially thought to be the Motorola Nexus 6, its reported size hinted more towards the rumored (now leaked) Motorola DROID Turbo. Inside the FCC filing we found the typical tests and paperwork, but there was also mention of an accessory list which, in addition to revealing the device coming with Motorola’s Turbo Charger, listed the part number for the device’s battery (EQ40).

As many of you saw, yesterday, the Motorola Droid Turbo was finally exposed thanks to its leaked user manual, giving us an early look at its relatively uninspired 2010 design. While the user manual was a great resource for us, it didn’t actual specify the exact battery capacity, only saying it would have a “high capacity long lasting battery.”

Fast forward to today where a resourceful young man tweeted out a battery for the Motorola Droid Turbo on a Chinese parts website — the same EQ40 model number from the FCC filing — and you wont believe its reported size: 3,900mAh. Sweet, Jehoshaphat.

While a higher resolution 2K display is sure to take a toll on battery life, we were confident the Droid Turbo would, at the very minimum, match the 3,500mAh battery of last year’s Motorola Droid Maxx. Maybe a 200mAh more — tops. But this? This is madness. Just as a quick comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has a nice sized 2,800mAh battery, topped by the Sony Xperia Z3 at 3,100mAh.

With Project Volta arriving with Android L and the Motorola Droid Turbo likely one of the first devices to receive it (if it not launch with Android L), expect a phone that could outlive any other. How’s that for a killer feature?

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