Mystery Motorola back cover could belong to upcoming DROID on Verizon


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Photos of an alleged Motorola-made DROID back cover have just popped up online courtesy of HelloMotoHK‘s Google+ page. There are no real details given but this appears to be an OEM replacement part of some sort, sharing similar design cues to that Motorola Moto G 2015 that leaked last week (silver strip with camera, flash and Moto dimple). @Upleaks — who claims he’s done with that leaking HTC devices — also leaked a very tiny photo of a mystery device last month that looks extremely similar to what we’re seeing here.

So, why is this being called an upcoming DROID device and not just a Motorola Moto X 2015 with a different colored/textured battery cover? Nobody knows. We’re assuming it has something to do with the small (blank) plastic piece towards the bottom which, if based on last year’s Motorola DROID Turbo, could be the spot where Verizon sticks their “DROID” branding. That tag only came on the 64GB Ballistic Nylon option and even though it’s hard to make out from this photo, it’s possible that’s what we could be looking at here.

The reason this “leak” is throwing us off is because last year’s DROID Turbo actually had a body and look all of its own — it wasn’t simply a Moto X variant. Of course, Motorola could be changing that for this year’s model, going with a uniform Moto X 2015 body, instead giving Verizon some sort of exclusive back plate and/or added storage, battery, etc. Who knows. What we do know is that September is closing in fast and although nothing has been made official quite yet, we expect Motorola’s new Moto X lineup will be announced somewhere around then.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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