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Motorola may have just released the new Moto X, but that doesn’t mean it’s done releasing new phones this year. It looks like the soon-to-be Lenovo subsidiary is preparing a new device for Verizon which would most likely use Droid branding, according to an FCC filing published on Thursday and spotted by Droid-Life.
According to the filing, it looks like the device is going to be named “Quark,” and it’s going to support all of Verizon’s wireless bands, including LTE bands 2, 4, and 13. It will come with NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and support for Wi-Fi 802.11ac. Other FCC documents suggest that this device will support Motorola’s Turbo Charger, which was announced alongside the Moto X and promises to add 8 hours of run-time in 15 minutes of charging.
Since [company]Motorola[/company] devices on [company]Verizon[/company] often go by the Droid moniker, it’s safe to assume that this is the device the official @DroidLanding Twitter account has been teasing since the beginning of September. Now-retired leaker @evleaks mentioned a “Quark X” back in February, and unofficial benchmark screenshots from this past August pointed to a device practically packed with high-end specs like a [company]Qualcomm[/company] Snapdragon 805 processor, and a 1440 x 2560 screen. Sure, those components are most likely going to make it into the expected Motorola-made “Shamu” Nexus phone as well, but it’s still not clear if these two phones are one and the same.
Kellex at Droid-Life thinks the “EQ40” battery number listed in the FCC filing corresponds to a updated version of last year’s Droid Maxx battery, which weighs in at a hefty 3500mAh. The Droid Maxx has gained a cult following as one of the few Android devices to really emphasize battery life, and I have a feeling that a big-battery phone with the new turbo-charging feature could be a real hit among Android users.
If you’re a Verizon subscriber that covets great battery life, maybe you should hold off on the Moto X. There could be an even better Motorola phone available soon.