Motorola DROID Ultra Steps Out in Red

Even before the modern smartphone era, Motorola recognized the importance of handset aesthetics, infusing some of its featurephones with bright hues at a time when LG and Samsung were still churning out barely-distinguishable black and gray flips. It’s been no surprise, then, to watch the American manufacturer continue offering colorful, special editions such as the recent blue DROID RAZR HD, and DROID RAZR M, or the pink M for Valentine’s Day.

For the launch of its latest DROID lineup (Ultra, MAXX, and Mini), Moto decided to give at least one of the devices a racier paint job right out of the gate: while all three phones will come in black, and both Ultra and Mini will offer a white SKU as well, the flagship DROID Ultra will take things a bit further by going red too. Notably, Motorola seems to be doing more than just adding some colorful accents to the sides, as it has been criticized for in the past — this time around, Ultra’s full Kevlar backplate shows off the new shade, and apparently the white edition even has a totally blank face to boot.

Invitations have just began to disperse for the lineup’s debut, at a July 24th event, and we’ve heard several times that the actual product release is scheduled for August 8th — or less than three weeks from now.

  • Josh

    I wish it was a little darker red.. but DAMN! I am usually a sleek black phone kind of guy, but I definitely approve! As long as the specs are up to par, and I’m sure they will be. This will be my new phone. It was rumored that the Moto X would have a sapphire screen. I like this idea as my two nice watches have sapphire faces and I have had them for years and not a single scratch on either… even having been worn on many a drunken night. I think it would be awesome if the rumor is true and the Ultra line would have it as well.

  • Michael Pahl

    Snapdragon 800 PLEASE

    • Josh

      below are the specs leaked by another android site along with their article on the red kevlar… The article is not worded in a way that make is sound like a rumor but is indeed fact. Being that @evleaks has not stated these himself I would take it as rumor for the time being. but here’s to hoping!

      5 inched Screen,
      Quad Core Processor,
      Snapdragon 800 Processor,
      2GB RAM,
      Quad Core Processor,
      WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0,
      10MP Camera,

      • LiterofCola

        If this is true AND has an SD slot, then it will definitely be mine

    • mary952

      like Matthew responded I cant believe that some people able to profit $9810 in one month on the internet. did you see this page w­w­w.K­E­P­2.c­o­m

  • RoadsterHD1

    Droid MAXX in black is my next phone. Snapdragon 800 rules. I really want SD card capability and HDMI out however, so if you are listening Motorola/Google, little help…..

  • RoadsterHD1

    Does anyone know if these are going to have HDMI out or SD card slot. We need a side view picture.