What is the Motorola "Quark" XT1254? Is It Really the "DROID Turbo?" | Wifi Walker, J B Chaparal Properties

What is a Motorola "Quark" XT1254? Is It Really a "DROID Turbo?"

At a finish of final week, a reader of ours forked out that device done by Motorola underneath a indication series XT1254 had upheld by Bluetooth SIG with a outline confirming that it was an Android smartphone. No other sum were attached, so we abandoned it. Then over a weekend, a integrate of ostensible CPU-Z screens of a Motorola device with a codename of “quark_verizon” flush underneath a same indication number, causing a tech universe to weird out, toss around swindling and fanboy theories involving a rumored Motorola Nexus, and generally sound silly. Names like “DROID Turbo” were mentioned, as were a handful of next-level specs.

So what is this poser device? Well, let’s see if we can’t find out. 


The CPU-Z screens with a name “quark_verizon” initial flush by Android Authority, along with a integrate of additional details. The benchmarks uncover a device using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 clocked during 2.65GHz, Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB RAM, 24GB of accessible storage (likely 32GB total), Android 4.4.4, and a arrangement with a fortitude of 2560×1440 (640×360 dpi, edit:  display distance is unknown). They also tossed out a intensity name of “DROID Turbo” and a device carrying a 20MP behind camera, interjection to “anonymous” sources.

As formerly mentioned, a codename “quark_verizon” and indication series XT1254 are also shown.

If we didn’t notice, a “4G LTE” trademark in a presentation area is indeed Verizon’s.

Much like final year’s DROID line, this phone does not seem to have on-screen navigation buttons. As can be seen by CPU-Z screen, a fortitude of a arrangement is a full 2560×1440. If there were on-screen buttons, that would uncover as something like 2392×1440, like it does on a LG G3. You also can’t see a on-screen buttons, that do uncover on inclination that have them with CPU-Z open.


Model series of XT1254.

Motorola, like many manufacturers, has always attempted to keep indication numbers in method from year-to-year and from device-to-device. For example, a Moto X final year carried indication numbers of XT1053 (unlocked/T-Mobile), XT1056 (Sprint), XT1058 (ATT), and XT1060 (Verizon). The DROID MAXX and ULTRA live underneath indication series XT1080, while a DROID Mini is a XT1080M. The strange DROID RAZR was a XT912 and a RAZR HD was a XT926. We have also seen unreleased Motorola inclination underneath a model numbers XT1096 and XT1097 uncover adult within a final integrate of weeks. These are mostly suspicion to be variants of a new 2014 Moto X.

So what is a XT1254 then? We haven’t seen a Motorola indication series tighten to XT1254 nonetheless – this is a vast and startling burst in a sequence. The usually thing we know from looking during this, is that it is a Motorola device headed for Verizon (thanks to a codename). But with such a vast jump, is this a phone that is months and months divided from a intensity release?

Digging for a integrate of hours around a web over a final integrate of days has returned 0 new on this XT1254 device. It clearly usually showed adult for a initial time within a final week.

Codename of “quark.”

The now-retired @evleaks forked out behind in Feb of this year that Motorola was bustling during Mobile World Congress “working on a Quark X.” He didn’t elaborate on what that meant, as distant as we can tell, yet that shows we how distant behind a name existed. Since then, there have been no new mentions of this codename.

The name “quark” has even some-more meaning, though, if we do a small bit of research. Intel has an whole line of mobile processors that tumble underneath a name “Quark.” These processors, during slightest their top finish models, are approaching to boat in Q2 of this year. However, these processors are generally suspicion of as done for smaller, low-power inclination like wearables. Clearly, a device decorated here is not a low-end wearable or powered by an Intel chipset.

Was @evleaks referring to a new Moto X? Was he referring to a new DROID, yet didn’t know it? We have 0 answers there.


What about a Moto X vs. this phone?

The oddest thing about all of this is a turn of a phone we are articulate about. Let’s assume this is a new DROID and it does indeed run a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 with tons of RAM and a Quad HD display. The new Moto X, that is Motorola’s flagship for 2014, can’t even mount adult to those specs, assuming a benchmarks we have seen are correct. The Moto X is suspicion to have a 5.2-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 processor, and 2GB RAM. Are we revelation me that Verizon worked a special understanding to recover a DROID-branded phone that stomps all over a Moto X? Seems odd, yet hey, we never know. They did conduct to recover final year’s DROID line a integrate of weeks before Motorola denounced a Moto X, even yet those phones were a Moto X in DROID disguises.

Then again, that whole conditions usually matters if this phone is expelled any time soon. For all we know, it could be months out.

DROID line is a mystery.

Last year, Motorola and Verizon announced that going forward, Motorola would have a disdainful to their disdainful on DROID devices. Until we hear differently, we have to assume that Verizon is still entirely committed to a DROID line, usually we have listened 0 on a DROID front so distant this year. We know that Motorola is going to announce a new Moto X and Moto G on Sep 4, while giving us launch sum on a Moto 360. But what about new DROIDs? We haven’t had new ones given final year’s launch of a DROID MAXX, ULTRA, and Mini, so it’s about time for replacements. Is a XT1254 one of them? Maybe, maybe not.

As of today, a “DROID Turbo” and XT1254 are 0 yet a Bluetooth SIG inventory and an unknown benchmark. Should we occur on additional details, we will be certain to pass those along.

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